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16 May 2002 Edition

Vótáil Sinn Féin

16 May 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says that a vote for Sinn Féin is a vote for change Free article

RUC/PSNI brutality

16 May 2002

In the aftermath of Saturday night's loyalist bomb attacks on nationalist homes in the Short Strand area of East Belfast and the brutal PSNI attack in which a local man was seriously injured, the PSNI and British Army launched yet another offensive on Tuesday. Free article

Dublin/Monaghan victim calls for Saville-type inquiry

16 May 2002

Edward O'Neill, whose father was among 33 people killed by loyalist car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, called on Tuesday for a public inquiry based on the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday. Free article

Report slams RUC for ignoring Nelson death threats

16 May 2002

Another devastatingly critical report by the Police Ombudsman on the conduct of the RUC, this time regarding the force's handling of the events leading up to the assassination of human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson in March 1999, is to be published shortly. It comes some six months after the RUC was roundly savaged by the Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan in her report on its botched investigation into the Omagh bombing. Free article


Open Letter to the Queen

16 May 2002

Jean McBride, mother of 18-year-old Peter McBride, shot dead by British soldiers ten years ago, placed a full page advert in the Irish News on Monday to coincide with the arrival in the Six Counties of the English queen, the British head of state. The full text is as follows: Free article

McMenamin attack dirty tricks

16 May 2002

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty said that it is now becoming abundantly clear that this despicable graffiti daubed on the wall of a local garage about SDLP Assembly member Eugene McMenamin is part of a twisted dirty tricks campaign aimed at undermining Sinn Féin. Free article

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