19 April 2001 Edition

Sinn Féin backs 2001 Census

19 April 2001

Sinn Féin Chairperson, Foyle MLA Mitchel McLaughlin has publicly given the party's backing to the 2001 Census. Free article

Williams' crucifix uncovered

19 April 2001

The Crucifix carried by IRA Volunteer Tom Williams to his death has been handed over to the West Belfast-based Roddy McCorley Society. Free article

Election worker fears for his life

19 April 2001

Sinn Féin election worker Sean Caughey believes his life is in danger from loyalists after one of his party's election leaflet was posted to his house on Good Friday last addressed to Sean Caughey Sinn Féin/IRA. Free article

A big night in Derry

19 April 2001

On Monday, 9 April, Tar Abhaile, a Derry based ex-prisoners' group, launched its exhibition commemorating the 1980/81 hunger strikes in Long Kesh and Armagh prisons. Free article

The downside of the Corrib gas find

19 April 2001

When the British struck oil in the North Sea, they hit the holy grail. It brought revenue, jobs, economic growth and the end of boom/bust economic policy. Free article

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Teachers in militant mood

19 April 2001

The ASTI annual conference in Galway on Tuesday night greeted minister Michael Woods with something more than the kind of hostility that might normally be directed at a pupil courting expulsion. Free article

Proposed Dublin superauthority subverts democracy

19 April 2001

Two weeks ago, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern announced plans to set up a 'Supra Regional Authority' to take over the powers of seven local authorities on planning of housing, land use and transport strategies. The new authority, to be called the ``Strategic Land Use and Transportation Body'', will have major powers to compel the four Dublin local authorities plus Kildare, Wicklow and Meath, to comply with its overall authority. Free article

Molloy denounces secret RUC meeting

19 April 2001

Sinn Féin's Francie Molloy has denounced a secret meeting held between an Independent nationalist councillor, the Coalisland Development Association (CDA) and the RUC in the County Tyrone town last week. Free article

TG4 poll 'encouraging'

19 April 2001

Sinn Féin's Sean Crowe has described the results of a TG4 poll of his Dublin South West constituency as ``encouraging''. The poll of 400 people from the four-seater constituency showed Crowe winning 18% of first preferences. In the younger age groups Crowe's support was even greater, with 27% of the 18 to 24 age group, and 29% of the 25 to 34 age group. Free article

MacManus to host Northwest cross-border conference

19 April 2001

The Mayor of Sligo, Sinn Féin Alderman Sean MacManus, is to host a major cross-border conference in Sligo on Tuesday 15 May. The initiative is designed to develop and harness the full economic and infrastructural potential of the Northwest. Free article

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