16 August 2001 Edition

Clonakilty SF anti-racism motion

16 August 2001

At the recent meeting of Clonakilty UDC, Sinn Féin's Councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin proposed a motion condemning racial intolerance and committing the council to working to ensure equal rights and respect for all ``regardless of race, colour, creed or origin''. Free article

Basques and Irish share experiences

16 August 2001

A number of republican ex-prisoners gathered to meet with a Basque delegation in Coiste na nIarchimí last week. The delegation, straight from the Basque Day at Féile an Phobail in West Belfast, came to discuss their campaign for repatriation and to talk and share experiences with republican ex-prisoners. Free article

Prominent defection a sign of FF disillusion

16 August 2001

``It is clear that many Fianna Fáil activists and supporters in Mayo and elsewhere in the west of Ireland are demoralised by the failure of their party hierarchy to address local and regional concerns,'' says Sinn Féin candidate for Mayo and party Ard Chomhairle member Vincent Wood. Free article

Belgian minister backs Patten proposals

16 August 2001

A group of Flemish nationalists who travelled to Belfast for Sunday's hunger strike commemoration march travelled on to South Armagh on Monday 13 August. Free article

IMF contradictions

16 August 2001

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) came, saw and left a 55-page report behind them. The people who manage to bring privatisation and poverty to the less developed regions of the world have been giving their assessment of the 26-County economy. Free article

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Incinerator study ``hypocritical'' - Ó Caoláin

16 August 2001

A government plan for a study on the health effects of waste incinerators and landfill sites has been described as ``hypocritical'' by Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Free article

Tiger economy not the envy of Europe

16 August 2001

July inflation figures of 4.8% showed a fall in 26-County prices to their lowest level in over a year. The figures released last Friday, 10 August, also registered the fourth consecutive month of decline and had government spokesperson, Seamus Brennan, out plugging the ``good news''. Free article

Successful John Joe McGirl weekend

16 August 2001

The J.J McGirl Memorial Committee annual weekend of events took place in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, on Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 August. Free article

McGuinness meets Thunderhawk

16 August 2001

While visiting Derry recently, Joe Thunderhawk met with Minister of Education Martin McGuinness. Thunderhawk is an elder with the Lakota Sioux in North-western Alberta in Canada. Free article

Cancer screening delay in Northwest slammed

16 August 2001

Sligo Sinn Féin Councillor Sean MacManus has expressed his concern over the absence of comprehensive breast cancer screening in the region. He says that Health Minister Micheál Martin's stalling on plans to extend the `BreastCheck' program to the Northwest was ``no less than a matter of life or death'' for women in Sligo and Leitrim. Free article

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