8 March 2001 Edition

Freedom doesn't come easy for RUC

8 March 2001

Up to 50 Sinn Féin activists staged a highly successful anti-RUC protest in Antrim Town last Saturday. It was staged to coincide with a ceremony granting the `Freedom of the Borough of Antrim' to the RUC. Free article

Sectarian attack foiled

8 March 2001

A gunman spotted near Lenadoon in West Belfast may have been about to attack a delivery driver. Free article

Basque Youth leaders arrested

8 March 2001

All members of the executive of Basque Youth Organisation Haika in the South Basque Country were arrested on the early hours of Tuesday 6 March. More than 300 police officers were involved in the operation. The 15 youths arrested were taken to Madrid. Free article

RUC raid linked to death list

8 March 2001

A recently seized loyalist death list may be linked to an RUC raid on Sinn Féin offices around ten years ago. A second list is being linked to the killing of Lurgan defence lawyer Rosemary Nelson. Both lists have been linked to crown forces collusion. Free article

Republicans must address gender equality

8 March 2001

Today is International Women's Day and to mark the occasion we reproduce an edited version of a talk given to the recent Dublin Sinn Féin women's conference by former POW Ella O'Dwyer, in jail in England for 14 years. Here, she talks of the revolutionary struggle for the Republic. Free article

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Flag flying in Newtownabbey

8 March 2001

Sinn Féin Glengormley representative Roisin McGurk has blasted the decision by Newtownabbey Borough Council to fly the Union flag outside their buildings 365 days a year as a sectarian two fingers to the nationalist community. Free article

No case for privatising Port of Belfast

8 March 2001

Sinn Féin Assembly Regional Development Spokesperson Pat McNamee has said that there is no case for the privatisation of the Port of Belfast and that the port such be restructured to ensure greater public control and accountability. Free article

Sligo Mayor seeks timeframe for Northwest gas pipeline

8 March 2001

The Mayor of Sligo has called on the Dublin government to set out a clear timeframe for the construction of a pipeline to take gas from the Corrib field off the Sligo/Mayo coast into the northwest for consumers and business alike. Free article

Ó Caoláin challenges health minister

8 March 2001

Speaking in a Dáil debate on Health on Tuesday, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin challenged the Minister for Health and Children, Mícheál Martin, on the closure of maternity services at Monaghan General Hospital. Free article

McCartney accused of harassment

8 March 2001

Robert McCartney, leader of the tiny UK Unionist Party, has been accused of sexual discimination by a secretary working for the party at Stormont Free article

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