11 January 2001 Edition

RUC nab non-truants

11 January 2001

While loyalists continued their relentless attacks on nationalists over the Christmas period, the RUC also continued their harassment of the nationalist community. Free article

Damages awarded against RUC

11 January 2001

North Belfast Assembly member Gerry Kelly was awarded £9,000 plus costs in an assault case taken against the RUC. Kelly sued RUC Chief Ronnie Flanagan for damages after he was batoned on the head by an RUC officer during a protest against an Orange Parade marching through a nationalist area of Belfast. Free article

British tabloid attacks McBride campaign

11 January 2001

On 22 October 2000, as plans were being made for the 1 December International Day of Action around the case of murdered Belfast teenager Peter McBride Free article

McGuinness scraps sch1ool league tables

11 January 2001

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has scrapped school performance league tables in the Six Counties, saying they were bad for teacher morale and were divisive. Free article

Non-year for the peace process

11 January 2001

An Phoblacht's 1999 Christmas edition may have been a bit premature in its front page headline: `New era of hope'. Free article

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Dublin and the Equality Agenda - A very bad year

11 January 2001

The Dublin government had a bad year indeed on the equality agenda. There was a miserable performance in terms of compliance with international standards of human rights, on implementing the rights of all to accommodation, to health care, and to securing accountability of the police. Free article

The year of waste disposal

11 January 2001

Waste disposal and charges were at the core of local politics throughout 2000. The issue has now reached crisis point, with Environment Minister Noel Dempsey threatening to close down Dublin Corporation this Friday if councillors do not vote the way he wants. Free article

Adams: Racists must be challenged

11 January 2001

Gerry Adams has said that the openly racist attitudes of the Immigration Control Platform must be challenged and that the claim to represent the silent majority in Irish society ``is a challenge to all of us - to stand up and have our voices heard''. Free article

Hundreds attend Caraher vigil

11 January 2001

Saturday 30 December was the tenth anniversary, to the day, of the killing of Fergal Caraher. The 20-year-old South Armagh republican was shot dead by British Royal Marines on Sunday 30 December 1990 as he drove from the car park of the Lite and Easy pub in the South Armagh village of Cullyhanna. Free article

Tenants' rights must wait

11 January 2001

After years of protest and lobbying, the Minister of Housing and Urban Renewal, Bobby Molloy, announced last week his `reform package' for tenants of private landlords. Free article

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