25 April 2002 Edition

Woman and children terrorised by helicopter

25 April 2002

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey McAnespie described on Tuesday how a local woman and her children were subjected to a terrifying ordeal by the crew of a British Army helicopter. Free article

The killing of Roseanne Mallon

25 April 2002

The role of Special Branch came under scrutiny again last week, with further media revelations concerning a secret internal report into the investigation of the killing of a Catholic pensioner in 1994. Free article

Man suicidal over informer recruitment attempts

25 April 2002

Sinn Féin Councillor Jarlath McNulty says that attempts to pressurise a middle aged Strabane man to go wear a "wire tap" and frequent certain selected bars in Strabane to listen to the conversations of local people have left the man, who suffers from a chronic drink problem, in a suicidal state. Free article

Loyalists sighted in Twinbrook

25 April 2002

Sinn Féin councillor for Twinbrook, Paul Butler, has called on republicans and nationalists to be vigilant after a well known loyalist was seen driving around the West Belfast estate accompanied by two younger men. Free article

Abbeylara inquiry welcomed

25 April 2002

The Dáil voted last week to establish a Tribunal of Inquiry into the shooting by gardaí of John Carthy at Abbeylara, County Longford, two years ago this month. The inquiry was welcomed by Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Free article

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De Brún supports Ashton funding bid

25 April 2002

The Ashton Centre in the New Lodge area of North Belfast has been left reeling after two separate funding applications totalling £240,000 were both turned down. Free article

Plan aims for 7 out of 10 to be housed within two years

25 April 2002

Sinn Féin TDs will want government funding to help local authorities reach targets of housing seven out of ten applicants on the waiting lists within two years, said Seán Crowe. Free article

SDLP in Derry part of policing problem

25 April 2002

The row between Sinn Féin and the SDLP over the RUC/PSNI attending meetings of Derry City council seems set to continue after this month's monthly meeting, on Tuesday 23 April, was suspended for over 20 minutes. Free article

Close Divis spypost campaign

25 April 2002

Sinn Féin councillor Fra McCann has called for people to join in the campaign to have the joint British Army/PSNI spypost removed from the top of Divis Tower in West Belfast. Free article

Women - Full speed ahead

25 April 2002

Dungiven's Sinn Féin centre hosted a Women's Forum on Saturday 20 April. Over 20 women from across the Six Counties and all levels within the party, Assembly members, councillors and young women just outgrowing Ógra came together to devise and develop a strategy to encourage women to engage effectively in political activity. Free article

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