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15 November 2001 Edition

Same old SDLP

15 November 2001

Shortly after newly sworn-in Deputy First Minister, Mark Durkan, told the SDLP conference last Sunday that the party would ensure an end to plastic bullets, the RUC - sorry the PSNI - fired a number of them at a nationalist crowd, injuring an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl in the process. It also emerged that, as outgoing leader John Hume urged young nationalists to join the force and as the SDLP itself happily prepares to participate in the policing board, the RUC was stockpiling some £50,000 worth of plastic bullets for future use. So much for new beginnings. Free article

More deaths in Turkey

15 November 2001

Turkish hunger striker Muharrem Cetinkaya has died after setting himself alight in Sincan F-type prison when he heard about the Armutlu massacre on 5 November in which four protestors were massacred. He was taken to hospital badly injured and died on the morning of Monday, 12 November. Free article

Aimsir na dTaibhsí

15 November 2001

Níl amhras ar bith ann ach is maith le muintir na hÉireann scéaltaí i dtaobh taibhsí a chloisteáil le linn oícheanta fhada an gheimhridh. Níl cur síos cruinn ná beacht ag duine ar bith ar thaibhsí, ach amháin le rá gur daoine daonna a bhí iontu tráth. Free article

Remembering the Past

15 November 2001

Maurice O'Neill executed Free article


15 November 2001

SUMMIT talks sound important and may even make Dublin politicians feel important, but the meetings between the British and Free State governments are not an exchange between equals, and there can be no doubt about who does the real talking and who does the listening. Free article

Dúirt siad

15 November 2001

The week in quotes... Free article

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