28 June 2001 Edition

Suspects charged with sectarian killings

28 June 2001

Three women were arrested in England on Wednesday June 20 and were said to have been questioned about the killing of Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson. Free article

Dublin debates the hunger strike

28 June 2001

``History will elevate them to a status that some sections of our people did not'' said Phoenix magazine editor Paddy Prendiville, chairperson of the Dublin 1981 Committee, as he opened a weekend seminar on the political legacy of the Hunger Strikers with these poignant word. Free article

France arms up for Rapid Reaction Force

28 June 2001

France won't be left behind when it comes to the EU Rapid Reaction Force. The government has ordered two ships, the Mistral and the Tonnerre, planned as the backbone of the EU's rapid response capability. They are scheduled to join the French fleet in 2004 and 20005. Free article

Galway's striking hunger strike crosses

28 June 2001

Driving along the main route between Galway and the villages of An Cheathrú Rua, Carna, Leitir Móir, Rosmuc etc, the road takes a sharp bend to the right just beyond Baile na hAbhann, home of TG4. This is the heart of Gaeltacht Chonamara Theas, and every day the road is travelled by thousands of people. In the summer there is a constant flow of traffic, with visitors from all over Ireland, indeed the world. Free article

Vested interests in housing market must be challenged

28 June 2001

As increasing job losses, tribunal revelations and the debacle over Nice dominate much of news comment in 26-County politics, one important issue is slipping slowly off the agenda - housing. Free article

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Sinn Féin challenge for Mayor of Dublin

28 June 2001

Sinn Féin is launching Councillor Christy Burke's campaign for Mayor of Dublin with the distribution of a full-colour manifesto and an appeal from Gerry Adams to 30,000 homes in the capital. Free article


28 June 2001

Sinn Féin Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has called for a complete overhaul of voting procedures in the Six Counties. Free article

Closure of maternity units spells doom for smaller hospitals

28 June 2001

The withdrawal of maternity services is the first step in a process which could lead to the complete closure of Monaghan General Hospital and other such county hospitals around the country. This was the stark message at the Forum on Maternity Services in the Border Counties held in Monaghan town last week. Free article

Donaghmoyne Sinn Féin cumann launched

28 June 2001

During the past number of years there has been a substantial growth in the support of Sinn Féin in the Cavan/Monaghan constituency. This could clearly be seen at a recent function organised by the newly formed Donaghmoyne Sinn Féin cumann in that area, which marked the unveiling of the cumann's banner, designed and produced by Belfast artist Danny Devenney, and attracted a crowd of over 600. Free article

TD says Second Nice referendum would be defeated

28 June 2001

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin met EU Commission President Romano Prodi in Dublin on 22 June to discuss the outcome of the Nice referendum. The Cavan/Monaghan TD predicted that if the Nice Treaty were put to the people in a second referendum it would be defeated by an even larger majority. Free article

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