29 June 2000 Edition

First phase of Bloody Sunday Inquiry ends

29 June 2000

In the final week of opening statements in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, numerous statements from civilians describing how they had been beaten, humiliated and ill treated following arrest were entered into evidence. Free article

Doherty bring's policing demands to London

29 June 2000

Sinn Féin Vice President and Assembly member for West Tyrone Pat Doherty will be in London today, Thursday 29 June, to continue the party's campaign in relation to the Police Bill. Free article

Finaghy sectarianism on the increase

29 June 2000

``The UDA flags on the lamp posts at the Finaghy Crossroads in South Belfast are a constant reminder to local Catholics that the loyalist threat to their lives and well being are still very real,'' says Stephen Long. Free article

``You're not singing any more''

29 June 2000

Some people think that sport and politics don't mix. Others argue whether or not art mirrors nature, but what about when politics mirrors sport? Strange as it may seem, the slow spiral of the Dublin Government to a comfortable crash landing in the autumn took on all the drama and spectacle of the Euro 2000 championships this week. Free article

British helicopter crashes in South Armagh

29 June 2000

The latest British Army helicopter to crash in South Armagh went down on Saturday evening 24 June at about 6pm. Free article

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Adams addresses O'Flaherty nomination

29 June 2000

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said today that if the Government insists on Hugh O'Flaherty's nomination to the European Investment Bank then it should go before a new independent public appointments commission which would consider it alongside other applications in open competition. Free article

Sinn Féin mounts Dublin mayoral challenge

29 June 2000

Sinn Féin has launched its campaign to have Councillor Nicky Kehoe elected as Mayor of Dublin on 3 July with the distribution of a full-colour manifesto and a personal appeal from Gerry Adams to 30,000 homes in the capital. Free article

Ó Caoláin backs no confidence motion

29 June 2000

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin this week signed a motion of no confidence in the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrats government. He said that the government had ``lost political cohesion and political credibility in the Dáil and in the state''. Coming after a week of political woe for the government, the motion is expected to be debated and voted on this Friday, the last day of the Dáil term before the three-month summer recess. Free article

Aldi strikers' morale high

29 June 2000

Striking MANDATE members from the Aldi store on Parnell Street, Dublin, were on hand to picket the company's new Galway outlet when it opened on Thursday, 22 June. The uhion has extended the picket to Aldi's other stores in Cork and Letterkenny over the weekend and plans to picket Aldi's Thurles store when it eventually opens. Free article

Ó Caoláin slams proposed CE cuts for school workers

29 June 2000

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has said he believes the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Harney is seeking to end all Community Employment jobs in schools. In the first step towards these cuts CE placements for some 450 people in school-related employment in the North East region -Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath - are not being renewed. Free article

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