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14 March 2002 Edition

Ferris assaulted by Gardaí

14 March 2002

General election candidate for Kerry North, Martin Ferris, was assaulted by Gardaí in Killarney Garda Station last Sunday, according to Sinn Féin, which has accused the guards of orchestrating a campaign of political harassment against party members in the county. Free article

Bloody Sunday immunity document revealed

14 March 2002

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry has uncovered a document which reveals that between January 1970 and March 1972 an agreement existed between the RUC Chief Constable and the British Army GOC to severely limit the scope of any inquiries into killings by British state forces, in effect offering all members of the security forces immunity from prosecution. Free article

The chill or kill factor

14 March 2002

The reality of violence and the threat of violence continue to distort the labour market and reinforce inequality and disadvantage in West Belfast. That's the finding of a new study by the West Belfast Economic Forum titled 'Chill factor or kill factor'. Free article

Troops Out organise Holy Cross Mothers' speaking tour

14 March 2002

Sharon McCabe and Elizabeth Murphy, whose eight-year-old daughters go to Holy Cross School in Belfast, spent a hectic four days in England and Wales between 7-10 March as guests of the Troops Out Movement. The tour was part of International Women's Day (IWD) events. As members of the Right to Education Group, the women spoke about the loyalist gauntlet of hate their children had been forced to experience in insisting that they had the right to attend school. Free article


Wear an Easter Lily

14 March 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and party Honorary vice-President Joe Cahill launched this year's Easter Lily campaign in the party offices in Stormont on Thursday 7 March. Free article

Catholic man flees UDA drug dealers

14 March 2002

A 34-year-old Catholic man, Raymond Duffin, has fled his home in Holywood, County Down, fearful that he was the intended target of a UDA hit squad. He is now living with relatives in North Belfast. Free article

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