Issue 1 - 2023 front

4 July 2002 Edition

Déjà vu at the Castle

4 July 2002

This week's negotiations at Hillsborough Castle, called at the behest of UUP leader David Trimble, have a great deal more to do with the Six-County Assembly elections next year than with current sectarian violence on the streets of Belfast. Free article

Drumcree decision welcomed

4 July 2002

Sinn Féin's Dara O Hagan has welcomed the Parade Commission's determination to reroute the Orange Order's march to Drumcree away from two predominantly nationalist areas of Portadown. It was the only logical decision, she said. Free article

Maskey lays Somme wreath

4 July 2002

As symbolic acts go, this one could hardly have been any more, well, monumental. Free article

"Benchmarking awards must be paid" - Ó Caoláin

4 July 2002

Sinn Féin Dáil group leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called on the Coalition government to pay the wage elements of the Benchmarking report as quickly as possible. He said that any negotiations on the report must be conducted in a positive environment not in the negative one generated by the comments of the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance. Free article


Collusion and the big lie

4 July 2002

"I will believe it when I hold a copy in my hands," said Michael Finucane, the son of the assasinated Belfast solicitor at the centre of the current Stevens investigation, urging caution when questioned about the pending publication of the latest Steven's report into collusion. Free article

Bantry breakthrough

4 July 2002

On June 25 2002, Councillor Anne O'Leary one of two Sinn Féin candidates who recently contested the Cork South West constituency, made an historic breakthrough in local politics by defeating Fianna Fáil nominee Vivian O'Callaghan for the position of deputy mayor of Bantry. Free article

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