2 February 2006 Edition

Unionist petrol bombers in Newington

2 February 2006

Two nationalist families had lucky escapes after a unionist gang from the Tigers' Bay area of North Belfast attacked their homes with petrol bombs on Tuesday night, 24 January. Free article

PSNI man drove at nationalist protestors

2 February 2006

A former PSNI member was found guilty of dangerous driving after he drove his armour plated Land Rover at nationalist protestors on the Springfield Road in June 2002. Alan Alexander Leckey was fined £400 and banned from driving for 18 months when he appeared at Belfast's Laganside Court on Monday 30 January. Free article

Lurgan bomb hoax

2 February 2006

Lurgan Sinn Féin Councillor Michael Tallon has criticised those who placed a hoax device on the railway lines in the town last week, causing disruption to train services. Tallon said that only for the intervention of local republicans, who removed the crude hoaxes from the lines, travellers could have been facing major disruptions. Free article

Government interference halts Corrib mediation

2 February 2006

Shell's controversial Corrib gas pipeline was back in the news this week, following the decision of the Rossport 5 to suspend their involvement in mediation with the company. Free article

The price of being poor

2 February 2006

Gas and electricity prices Massive hikes to hurt poor Free article

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Lenadoon education cuts slammed

2 February 2006

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Michael Ferguson MLA has criticised a decision not to fund Level Three Education programmes delivered by Lenadoon Community Forum Training & Education Project and first chance opportunities to adults. Free article

Frank Stagg to be remembered at Wakefield ceremony

2 February 2006

The death of Mayo Hunger Striker Frank Stagg is to be remembered in a ceremony at Wakefield Prison in England, where he died on 12 February 1976. Free article

Relatives call on Saville to deliver

2 February 2006

John Kelly, whose 17-year-old brother Michael was killed on 30 January 1972, called on Lord Saville to deliver truth and justice, "for the relatives, the injured, the people of Derry and the world". Free article

Adams to address Ógra SF Congress

2 February 2006

Ógra Shinn Féin's National Congress, which is being held in Dublin's ATGWU Hall this weekend, will see the launch of the organisation's suicide prevention campaign. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams who is also party spokesperson on suicide prevention, will give the main address to the congress on Saturday 4 February. Free article

In Briefs

2 February 2006

A round up of the rest of the week's news Free article

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