4 April 2002 Edition

South Down memorials destroyed

4 April 2002

Sinn Féin is accusing the Crown forces and members of a local loyalist family of attacking and destroying two republican memorials in Castlewellan and Downpatrick, respectively, some time on Tuesday night 2 April. Free article

Sinn Féin response to Sion Mills bomb attempt

4 April 2002

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has said that there is absolutely no support in the area for those behind the failed booby trap bomb attempt in Sion Mills on Thursday night, 28 March. Free article

McGuinness welcomes Ardagh settlement

4 April 2002

Martin McGuinness MP has offered his congratulations to the workers in the Ardagh bottle factory in Ringsend. McGuinness and the Dublin South East Sinn Féin candidate, Daithí Doolan, had met with the workers and union and had discussed the threatened closure of the factory. SIPTU workers voted 2:1 last week in favour of accepting proposals which kept the factory open. Free article

Gildernew's Easter arrival

4 April 2002

Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew and her husband, Jimmy Taggert, were celebrating on Wednesday after she gave birth Free article

Riot in La Picota jail

4 April 2002

Five prison officers were held captive yesterday in the Colombian jail where three Irishmen are being detained pending their trial. The disturbances broke out in Patio A of La Picota, which adjoins the section where Niall Connolly, Martin McCauley and Jim Monaghan are being held. Free article

Rathmullen intimidation

4 April 2002

Intimidation by faceless individuals in the seaside town of Rathmullen caused the cancelation of a Sinn Féin public meeting due to be held in the town on Tuesday 2 April. The election meeting was to be addressed by Sinn Féin's Donegal North East candidate, Padraig MacLochlainn, Pat Doherty MP and party chair Mitchel McLaughlin. Free article

MacManus slams Sligo anti-refuse prosecutions

4 April 2002

Sinn Féin election candidate for Sligo/Leitrim Councillor Seán MacManus has called on Sligo Corporation to cease and desist" following news of summonses served on local anti-refuse privatisation protestors. Free article

Sinn Féin cyberspace lift-off

4 April 2002

Donegal South West Sinn Féin constituency party's website was launched last week by Pat Doherty. The MP for West Tyrone praised the site's high standard of technical excellence and, in particular, the facility that enables new and postal and disabled voters to download application forms. "This innovation means that the Donegal SW site is ahead of the government's own technology," he said. "Sinn Féin, through www.sinnfeindonegal.com, is the only political party to have offered this online facility to the electors." Free article

Ó Snodaigh.... Live on the Net

4 April 2002

The Hilton Hotel in Dublin was the unlikely venue for a Sinn Féin fundraising dinner for Dublin South Central Sinn Féin candidate Aengus Ó Snodaigh on Easter Saturday. Free article

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