25 October 2001 Edition

Beaten unionist loses in court

25 October 2001

"I look forward to getting on with my job to represent all of the people of Fermanagh and South Tyrone. My door is open to everybody in the constituency and I look forward to representing them." Free article

British incursion denial rubbished

25 October 2001

Louth Sinn Féin Councillor Arthur Morgan has described dismissals from the British Army that their helicopters made an illegal incursion across the border last week as 'ridiculous'. Free article

"Decommission Sellafield" - Ó Caoláin demand to Blair

25 October 2001

Speaking at a major conference organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in London last weekend Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called for a campaign of 'people power' on both sides of the Irish Sea to demand the closure of the Sellafield nuclear plant. The TD said: Free article

Two-tier EU a reality

25 October 2001

Just a day after Bertie Ahern proclaimed last Thursday at the launch of the National Forum on Europe that the relationship of the 26-Counties with the EU was reaching a critical moment, the reality of Ireland's secondary role was made fully apparent at the EU summit in Ghent. Free article

Minister must intervene in Tralee Beef and Lamb crisis

25 October 2001

Sinn Féin Councillor Martin Ferris has called on the Minister of Agriculture Joe Walsh to intervene in the crisis caused by the closure of Tralee Beef and Lamb. Free article

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Memorial Stone unveiled in Crossmaglen

25 October 2001

On Sunday 21 October, 1,000 people gathered at the entrance to the village of Crossmaglen, South Armagh, to witness the unveiling of a memorial stone dedicated to the memory of 12 republican prisoners who died on hunger strike - the ten young men who died in Long Kesh and two fellow republicans, Frank Stagg and Michael Gaughan, who died in English jails. Free article

11+ Report can transform the educational landscape

25 October 2001

Sinn Féin Assembly education spokesperson Barry McElduff has welcomed the Burns report which recommends the abolition of the 11+ transfer test. It had the potential to transform the educational landscape, said McElduff. Free article

Government and EU must act for Shannon

25 October 2001

Urgent governmental action is required to support the Shannon area, amid the continuing decline in the airline industry that has followed the 11 September attacks on the US, Shannon Sinn Féin has warned. Free article

Ógra to visit occupied South Armagh

25 October 2001

Ógra Shinn Féin activists will be descending on south Armagh this weekend for educationals, historical speeches and a chance to see first hand the effects of the British military occupation of the area. Ógra member CRÍOSTÓIR Ó RÁLAIGH went up for a sneak preview. Free article

Tar Isteach Bog Trotters reach new heights

25 October 2001

On Sunday 21 October, 16 walkers set off from Dublin for a trek to the top of Lugnaquilla, the highest mountain in the Wicklow range at 925 metres (3,330 feet). The walkers lucked out with a beautiful, sunny day with cool breezes from the northwest. s Free article

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