27 September 2001 Edition

Meehan granted leave to appeal gun refusal

27 September 2001

Sinn Féin councillor Martin Meehan has been granted leave to appeal a decision by the NIO to refuse him a gun licence. Free article

``Don't privatise Aer Lingus'' - Ó Caoláin

27 September 2001

A packed meeting of delegates representing workers throughout Aer Lingus expressed strong opposition to any plans to privatise the national airline and called for immediate state assistance in the current aviation crisis. Among those addressing the seminar in Liberty Hall on Tuesday was Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, who pledged his party's commitment to retaining Aer Lingus as a state-owned company and slammed the government's mismanagement and lack of real commitment to the company and its workers. Free article

Gas pipe to North West approved

27 September 2001

The creation of an all-Ireland gas network moved a step closer last week with the announcement that the Dublin government and the Six-County executive have approved plans for a cross border pipeline that will link into Belfast, Derry and Donegal. Free article

Tragic death during Construction Safety Week

27 September 2001

The tragic death of another construction worker during this week's Construction Industry Safety Week, brings to 15 the number of deaths on building sites in the 26 Counties this year. Free article

Council flouts waste and pollution laws

27 September 2001

``We've lived here for 29 years,'' said one of the residents of Valley Park, a fine line of houses in Finglas which back onto Valley Park. ``In the old days we used to go fishing here on the river and kids used to play across the parkland. In those days there were birds, robins, but they are all gone. Just look at it now.'' Free article

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Republicans remember Diarmuid O' Neill

27 September 2001

Republicans from Clonakilty, Bandon and Cork City gathered at the graveside of Volunteer Diarmuid O' Neill in Timoleague Cemetery in West Cork last Sunday to remember the 27-year-old on the fifth anniversary of his killing by London police. Free article

Nugent ceremony an historic first

27 September 2001

Up to 100 people attended a ceremony to unveil a memorial plaque in honour of Kieran Nugent in Belfast City Cemetery on Sunday 23 September. Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin: Back on the beat

27 September 2001

Over the last two weeks, Ógra Shinn Féin has launched a national campaign calling for radical change to policing Free article

A tale of two cables

27 September 2001

In the mid 1990s, CIE and in particular the investment starved Iarnrod Éireann faced a double dilemma. First, they needed to quickly improve rail safety on the Irish rail network, one important aspect of which was the installation of a new signalling system. At the same time there was increasing pressure on public sector companies from the Dublin government to raise their own revenue through any means possible. Free article

Shinko disaster for Tallaght

27 September 2001

Tallaght Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Crowe has called on the government, and Tánaiste Mary Harney in particular, to act swiftly following the announcement last week that 300 jobs are to go with the closure of the Shinko micro-electronics plant. Free article

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