13 July 2000 Edition

Sinn Féin secures Leitrim County Council chair

13 July 2000

Sinn Féin Councillor Michael Colreavy, who was elected chair of Leitrim County Council last Friday, 7 July, envisages major changes on the council. ``I've two items on the agenda,'' he says. ``I want the community more involved in planning and development in the county, and I want to see more accountability by councillors in their dealings with the community. Free article

Sinn Féin's rise alarms Bruton

13 July 2000

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has said that the Fine Gael leader John Bruton is ``clearly alarmed at the rise of Sinn Féin'' and is ``peddling untruths'' in order to discredit the party. The Sinn Féin TD strongly refuted John Bruton's claim in a speech in Tralee on Monday that Sinn Féin would be a ``prop'' for Fianna Fáil. Free article

Break up the old boy's club

13 July 2000

The Second World War ended 55 years ago. Out of the ashes arose the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But the victors in the war were determined that their supremacy would prevail and they contrived the Security Council as the real controlling body of the UN. Imperialism triumphed over idealism. Despite all that has happened in five and a half decades, those WWII victors still control the UN. They are the Permanent Members of the Security Council - the USA, Russia, China, France and Britain. Free article

Dublin City Council votes for waste charges

13 July 2000

Dublin City Councillor dessie Ellis has vowed that Sinn Feein will ``fight tooth and nail against the introduction of bin charges as a form of double taxation''. Free article

Dublin Coiste officially opened

13 July 2000

Former republican prisoner Brian Keenan did the honours in Dublin city centre on Saturday, 10 July, as the Dublin premises of Coiste na nIarchimí was officially opened. Also present was national Coiste director Mike Ritchie, 26-County director Ann O'Sullivan, Ella O'Dwyer and Eamonn Nolan of Dublin Coiste and Jim Monaghan of Tar Isteach a related resource for former republican prisoners located in the same building. Free article

Donegal community fights ESB vandals

13 July 2000

The ESB are planning an act of outrageous environmental vandalism across probably the last unspoilt part of Ireland. It plans to run huge pylons taking a 110 kv power line from Letterkenny to the industrial estate in Derrybeg, Gweedore. Free article

McCabe remembered in new mural

13 July 2000

``To die young is an injustice, for we never expect the young to die. Death, coming before its expected time, is inexplicable and heart wrenching. But to die young because of an injustice adds to the pain of this unbearable loss and becomes an unbearable weight on family, friends and community. When the injustice of such a death is sustained through injustice, the memory of the dead becomes a place of emotional distress and anxiety. We are unable to celebrate the memory of a life that enriched our existence. Rather we are haunted by the injustice; our pain is never allowed to heal.'' Free article

Clarke Acknowledgement

13 July 2000

Mary, Marie and Seámus, wife and children of the late volunteer Terry `Cleaky' Clarke, wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with us in our recent sad bereavement. Free article

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