Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

12 September 2002 Edition

Exclusive IRA interview

12 September 2002

In its most wide-ranging and comprehensive interview of recent times, the IRA gives its assessment of the peace process, where it believes the difficulties lie and how progress can be made Free article

TDs walk out of Nice debate

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan was asked to leave the Dáil during the Nice Treaty Debate after he protested that he and his colleague Seán Crowe had not been afforded time to speak. All five Sinn Féin TDs then walked out in protest at what they described as the "totally undemocratic" nature of the debate. Free article

Loyalist death threat to Sinn Féin MP

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin Fermanagh\South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has been told by the RUC/PSNI that her life is under threat from an unspecified loyalist group. Gildernew told An Phoblacht that she is angry but not surprised that the RUC/PSNI have failed to provide her with the full details of the threat. Free article

Prisoners in their own home

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin Councillors Terry Hearty and Colman Burns were called out to visit the home of a very distressed family in Crossmaglen late on Tuesday night, 3 September, after the house was 'buzzed' by British Army helicopters. Free article


Former hunger striker gives evidence

12 September 2002

Former hunger striker Raymond McCartney has given evidence to the Bloody Sunday inquiry. Last Thursday, he told the tribunal that the events of 31 January 1972, when his cousin Jim Wray was shot and killed by the British Army, were pivotal to his decision, as a 17-year-old, to join the IRA. Before that day, he said, he had had "no concept" that he would join. Free article

British Army incursion into Louth

12 September 2002

Louth Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan has lodged a report and complaint with the Department of Foreign Affairs following an incursion into County Louth by a British Army helicopter at the weekend. Free article

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