22 June 2000 Edition

New SF office opened in Carrickmacross

22 June 2000

A new Sinn Féin office was opened in Carrickmacross last Saturday. This is the second of three planned offices for the Cavan/Monaghan constituency. The official opening was performed by Sinn Féin's sole TD, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Also in attendance were local Carrickmacross and South Monaghan councillors Matt Carthy and Noel Keelan. Free article

Derry woman accuses RUC

22 June 2000

Sinn Féin councillor Peter Anderson has described as sinister an incident in which the RUC dropped three rounds of ammunition in the garden of a Derry woman's home. Janet O'Hara says she is now ``terrified'' and wants the RUC to explain their actions. Free article

Housing fix will not hold

22 June 2000

How many different ways are there to solve the housing crisis? The Dublin Government stood up last week and offered us their third attempt at the quick fix with the launch of the Bacon III report on housing. Free article

Kelly welcomes demilitarisation

22 June 2000

Sinn Féin assembly member for North Belfast, Gerry Kelly, has welcomed the news that the British army has evacuated its spy-post on Meadbh House flats in the New Lodge Road area. Free article

Martin McGuinness in Washington

22 June 2000

At meetings in Washington on Monday and Tuesday, 19 and 20 June, Martin McGuinness told the American administration and members of the Senate and House that the Policing Bill, introduced by the British government ``has a long way to go'' before it reflects the Patten recommendations. Free article

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Cherry evidence slams mobile phones

22 June 2000

Mobile phones are a serious health hazard and users are exposed to a higher microwave exposure than is allowed worldwide for military personnel. This was the message brought to Dublin this week by Dr Neil Cherry from New Zealand. Free article

1998 Offences Against the State Act renewed

22 June 2000

The Dublin government this week renewed the repressive 1998 Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act. The legislation significantly strengthens the draconian powers already given to the Gardaí and the courts and represents an attack on the right to silence. Free article

We are the party of change

22 June 2000

Baking hot weather was enjoyed by republicans from all over Ireland and abroad at Sallins, County Kildare, for the annual Wolfe Tone commemoration on Sunday, 18 June. Free article

Empey gets it wrong on the IDB and Strategy 2010

22 June 2000

Just weeks after the Industrial Development Board was slated by one Commons committee at Westminster, up pops Assembly minister for Enterprise Trade and Investment, Reg Empey, to sing its praises to another. Free article

Gaughan Remembered

22 June 2000

A large number of people from Counties Mayo, Galway, Sligo and further afield came to the Deanwood Hotel in Ballina on Friday 9 June to hear Gerry Kerry, senior Sinn Féin negotiatior and Assembly member for North Belfast, deliver the annual Volunteer Michael Gaughan Memorial Lecture. Free article

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