22 March 2001 Edition

DUP promotes sectarianism

22 March 2001

Sinn Féin Fermanagh & South Tyrone Assembly member Gerry McHugh has accused the DUP of promoting sectarianism. Free article

Hunger strike exhibition launched

22 March 2001

``Impressive'' was the general response to the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee's exhibition, launched in the Europa Hotel Belfast on Tuesday 20 March. Free article

Kilmainham planning battle hots up

22 March 2001

Residents of Kilmainham and Inchicore are taking their battle against property developers Charmside to An Bord Pleanála. The proposed office blocks will tower over Kilmainham Jail if allowed to proceed. Free article

It's like playing Russian Roulette

22 March 2001

Eleven-year-old Barry Kelly gave his mother a hug and apologised for ``giving her cheek'' after he'd been asked to fetch the family's newspapers one Sunday morning. ``Sorry mum,'' he'd said as he handed over papers. ``He was gone before I realised he'd taken my change,'' says Susie, ``but that was Barry, a typical boy.'' An hour later Barry was dead. Free article

Gerry Adams calls for race-hate legislation

22 March 2001

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams marked the UN International Day Against Racism on Wednesday, 21 March, by calling for an all-Ireland drive by state agencies ``to ensure that the sentiments in statements issued today by the Taoiseach and other political leaders are lived up to by their strategic planning, policies and day-to-day practices''. Free article

Talks offer hope in Burma

22 March 2001

On Monday 12 March, Myat Thu, the assistant secretary of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU), visited Ireland en route from the Norway, where he accepted the student peace prize from the International Student Festival in Trondheim on behalf of imprisoned student leader Min Ko Naing. Free article

Clonakilty job losses

22 March 2001

``In this day and age, with multinational companies reaching into the smallest corners of our rural communities, we really have to impose some protection for our people against the fly by night practices of global capitalism,'' says Councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin from Clonakilty. Free article

Tom Smith remembered

22 March 2001

Hundreds gathered in Dublin last Saturday, 17 March for the annual commemoration of the death of Óglaigh na hÉireann Volunteer Tom Smith, who was gunned down by Free State soldiers on St Patrick's Day 26 years ago. Free article

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