31 May 2001 Edition

Collusion controversy continues

31 May 2001

Relatives of Patrick Shanaghan, who was shot dead near Castlederg, Co Tyrone in August 1991, are to meet US Congressman Peter King and Dublin Foreign Minister Brian Cowen to urge support for a fully independent public inquiry into Crown forces collusion in the killing. Free article

10,000 march in Scotland

31 May 2001

It fell to Glasgow to host the first Hunger Strike Commemoration march to mark the 20th Anniversary this year, and with around 10,000 people attending, it has to be said they did us all proud. Free article

Spelling out NO to plastic bullets in Derry

31 May 2001

The Derry-based Pat Finucane Centre is calling for public support this Thursday in its campaign for a complete ban on plastic bullets. A new, more lethal, version of the plastic bullet will be deployed on Friday and the Derry-based group has urged all those who support the demand for a complete ban to literally spell out the letters NO on Guildhall Square at 1pm this Thursday, 1 June. Free article

Martin Doherty remembered

31 May 2001

Several hundred people came to pay tribute to Martin Doherty at a commemoration held in Glasnevin, Dublin, last Saturday, where the terrible events of that night seven years ago, when the IRA Volunteer lost his life, were recalled. Martin, known to his friends as `Doco', removed a bomb that had been planted by enemy agents below a Sinn Féin function. The attackers shot him outside on the street. Free article

Recycling campaigner wins case

31 May 2001

Drogheda Corporation took the amazing step of prosecuting a resident of the town for leaving separated waste on the steps of his local authority for the recycling he maintained the local authority was legally and democratically bound to implement. Matthew Coogan, along with some 40 residents, brought some bags of plastic bottles and a roll of newspapers tied up with a bow, addressed to the Mayor, Frank Godfrey. They had brought them to the Chambers of the Corporation for recycling, and as an exhibit to highlight the absence of recycling facilities in the area. Free article

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Calls for Fullerton Inquiry

31 May 2001

They came from every corner of Inishowen. Those who knew him, those who had been reared on stories of him. His two grandchildren, just babies when loyalists shot him down ten years ago, read poems about him that they had written for this day. Free article

McPhelimy wins again

31 May 2001

The film-maker and author of controversial book ``The Committee'', Sean McPhelimy, won another victory last week in his long-running libel case against the Sunday Times newspaper. At the Court of Appeal, three judges took only a matter of minutes to dismiss an application by the newspaper to overturn a jury's award to McPhelimy of £145,000 in damages on grounds that the verdict was ``perverse''. Free article

Parades Commission blamed for Garvaghy trouble

31 May 2001

``The Parades Commission must shoulder full responsibility for the outcome of last Saturday's Junior Orange Parade on the Garvaghy Road,'' says Dara O'Hagan, Sinn Féin Assembly member and Westminster election candidate for Upper Bann. Free article

Landmark decision against rogue developers

31 May 2001

Residents of the Cartron Bay estate in Sligo have finally won their 20-year battle to force Cartron Bay Construction Ltd to complete work on the estate built in 1974. In a landmark decision delivered by Judge Ó Caoimh in the High Court, the two directors of the company were held personally liable for the cost of completing the works on the estate, which after 20 years remained unfinished. Free article

Parents angry over RUC school visit

31 May 2001

Parents of children attending Termoncanice primary school in Limavady have hit out at school authorities, who invited the RUC to the school without informing them. Free article

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