14 March 2002 Edition

RIR patrol holds father and children

14 March 2002

A father and his three children aged three, five and seven, were stopped and held at the side of a Fermanagh Road by an RIR patrol on Wednesday 27 February. Free article

PSNI recruit RUC as collusion controversy continues

14 March 2002

Former RUC officers who have benefited from massive pay offs and pensions are being re-employed by the PSNI, it has been confirmed. Free article

Orange Order snubs families of bookies dead

14 March 2002

Showing typical insensitivity, the Orange Order has rejected a plea by the families of the five Catholics shot dead in the 1992 Bookies massacre to voluntarily reroute its future parades away from the Lower Ormeau Road. Free article

Unionist protestors egg McGuinness

14 March 2002

Sinn Féin Education Minister Martin McGuinness was the target of egg throwing Democratic Unionist Association students during a visit to Queen's University, Belfast on Tuesday, 5 March. Free article

Electoral Commission discriminates against Sinn Féin

14 March 2002

Sinn Féin is accusing the British government's electoral commission of discrimination after it refused to fund the party. Free article

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Finucane family reject pay-off attempt

14 March 2002

Lawyers acting on behalf of the family of Pat Finucane, the Belfast defence lawyer shot dead in February 1989, have dismissed an offer of a financial 'settlement' by the British government as a "disingenuous" attempt to foreclose court proceedings. Free article

RUC/PSNI assault young GAA player

14 March 2002

Sinn Féin Assembly member for South Down Mick Murphy has accused the RUC/PSNI of carrying out an unprovoked attack on a 15-year-old youth near Dundrum, County Down, on Tuesday 12 March. Free article

Sinn Féin says be vigilant after hoax bombs

14 March 2002

Sinn Féin is accusing loyalists of attempting to heighten tension in nationalists areas after two hoax bombs were discovered at nationalist homes in Glengormley and at Artanna Street off the Lower Ormeau Road last week. Free article

No Sunday show in Ballymena

14 March 2002

Bowing to pressure from the Orange Order, the County Antrim Agricultural Association has decided against holding its show on a Sunday. Free article

Sinn Féin leaders in US for St Patrick's Day

14 March 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams is heading a Sinn Féin delegation to the US for St.Patrick's Day. He arrived in the US on Saturday 9 March and has already visited Scranton, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kentucky, Baltimore on speaking engagements and to meet with grassroots Irish-American opinion. Free article

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