12 July 2001 Edition

Lenadoon pays tribute to Joe

12 July 2001

The 20th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Joe McDonnell was marked by a massive turnout in Lenadoon last Sunday, 8 July. Free article

Emmet bicentenary plans announced

12 July 2001

At a packed meeting in Dublin Castle on Wednesday, 4 July, plans were unveiled to mark the bicentenary of the 1803 Rising and the death of Robert Emmet. Free article

Sinn Féin calls on UN to act on abuses

12 July 2001

In a 40 page document presented to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, Sinn Féin is calling on the human rights body to take the British government to task on a range of human rights abuses in the North. Free article

Republican ex-POWs back Turkish hunger strikers

12 July 2001

As the death toll in the Turkish hunger strike rises on an almost daily basis, a former republican POW, Alec McCrory, spoke to An Phoblacht about his recent visit to Turkey and his meetings with some of the hunger strikers. Free article

Finucanes family insists on public inquiry

12 July 2001

With talks taking place in Staffordshire and media speculation that the British government may meet demands on a number of inquiries into allegations of security force complicity, the family of assassinated Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane have reiterated that they will accept nothing less than an independent public inquiry. Free article

Bad week for democracy as Dáil session ends

12 July 2001

While most media and political attention has focused on the government's now failed attempt to ban opinion polls in the week before elections, the Waste Management Bill, which has been forced through Leinster House, is actually far more anti-democratic and will have much more far-reaching implications. Free article

Burke gave away the family jewels

12 July 2001

RTE for once got a good press in the West last week over its Prime Time Programme assessing the costs and benefits of bringing Corrib Gas ashore under the terms former Minister Ray Burke agreed with multinational consortium Enterprise Energy Ireland, Ltd (EEI). Free article

The biggest bestest Féile ever

12 July 2001

Europe's largest and most energetic community festival, West Belfast's Féile an Phobail, is set to be even bigger and better this year. Free article

Sinn Féin National Draw tickets now available

12 July 2001

The first of five weekly draws will take place on Saturday, 6 October 2001 Free article

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