20 December 2001 Edition

Israeli 'acts of madness' will not help peace - Ó Caoláin

20 December 2001

Speaking in a Dáil debate on the Middle East, on 13 December, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caolain said justice for the Palestinians must be the basis for peaceful negotiations and that "Israeli acts of madness" will only fuel further conflict. He told the Dáil: Free article

Scrooge landlord at Hill Street

20 December 2001

Residents at Hill Street Flats, Dublin, have hit out at regulations, imposed by their landlord, that they describe as mean-spirited and unfair. One resident even claimed, this week, that she was forced by her landlord to take down Christmas decorations. The reason he gave is that the accomodation is only temporary, she says. Free article

Harney attacks Sinn Fein zealots

20 December 2001

Mary Harney wants the media spotlight turned on Sinn Féin's economic policies. She claimed in Leinster House last week that the party were "economic zealots" of the "North Korean variety". Free article

Double taxation looms large for 2002

20 December 2001

Bin Charges are set to be a feature of household budgets for tens of thousands of Dubliners, following a series of defeats for the anti-Bin Tax campaign in council chambers across Dublin this year. Free article

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