23 March 2000 Edition

Leading Quebec politician joins Irish on march

23 March 2000

Gilles Duceppe, Canadian MP and leader of the Bloc Quebecois Party, which holds 44 seats in the Canadian Parliament, marched with the Montreal Coalition for Peace in Ireland (CPI) in that city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Free article

Crumley resigns

23 March 2000

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Crumley has resigned as chairperson of the Airport Committee, claiming the financial management of the City of Derry Airport is ``a shambles''. Free article

Germany shows political muscle

23 March 2000

Horst Kohler is the current president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Horst is also set to become the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Free article

Dublin radio spreads worldwide anti-racism message

23 March 2000

Community radio station NEAR FM, based in Coolock, Dublin, took part in a path breaking 24-hour worldwide radio show, organised by AMARC's `Voices without Frontiers' to mark the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Tuesday, 21 March. The radio show started at 6am in Russia on Tuesday morning, and ended in Australia at 6am Wednesday morning, Irish time. Free article

North England Hamill campaign

23 March 2000

A north of England campaign is being launched to obtain justice for Robert Hamill, kicked to death in Portadown in 1997 by a loyalist mob within full view of four armed RUC men. Free article

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Ormond Square issue not about homelessness

23 March 2000

The failure of Dublin Corporation to consult with residents in the city's Ormond Square regarding the construction of a homeless people's hostel has resulted in the plan being blocked. Free article

Hard lessons from Rover and Harland & Wolff

23 March 2000

50,000 workers in Britain are this week pondering a bleak long-term future after the decision by the German BMW group to sell off the Rover Cars company. 9,000 jobs in Rover's Longbridge Operations are under immediate threat ,while 40,000-plus further workers in the West Midlands region, who depend on the Rover company for their economic future, are also facing serious threats to their employment. Free article

Sinn Féin Youth National Spring School

23 March 2000

Sinn Féin's youth wing, Ógra Shinn Féin, is holding its two-day National Spring School at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan Town this weekend. Free article

PPF vote to be carried

23 March 2000

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is to hold a special delegate conference today where it is widely expected that the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF) will be endorsed by a majority of delegates. Free article

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