15 March 2001 Edition

Hunger Strike exhibition to open

15 March 2001

The National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee is to launch its exhibition displaying thousands of items next Tuesday, 20 March. The Committee is set to stage the first showing of the exhibition in Belfast's Europa Hotel. Free article

Fine Gael still sinking

15 March 2001

Fine Gael's ongoing slide in poll support shows no signs of abating. According to a new opinion poll conducted by Irish Marketing Surveys for the Sunday Independent, Fine Gael now have lower voter support and less public satisfaction with their leader Michael Noonan than the last IMS poll had with Fine Gael under John Bruton. Free article

SF rejects Nice Treaty

15 March 2001

Addressing the Taoiseach during Questions in the Dáil on 7 March, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD stated Sinn Féin's opposition to the Treaty of Nice. He asked the Taoiseach when a referendum would be held and if other issues would be voted on at the same time. The Taoiseach replied that the government had not made a final decision on whether a referendum on Nice was necessary. Free article

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Spanish judge targets Basque leader

15 March 2001

Judge Garzón is already planning his next operation against the Basque pro-independence movement and this time his target seems to be Euskal Herritarrok (EH) spokesman Arnaldo Otegi. The attorney general for the Spanish Audiencia National (special court) backed Garzón's assumption that Otegi had induced youth organisation Haika to crime and vandalism. Free article

Sinn Féin's awake in `98 country

15 March 2001

Republican bus route for Wexford ...calling at Enniscorthy, Wexford Town, Gorey, New Ross, Campile, Fethard-on-Sea etc etc Free article

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