9 May 2002 Edition

O'Dea challenged on youth vote adverts

9 May 2002

Sinn Féin has described newspaper advertisements carrying the name of Youth Affairs Minister Willie O'Dea urging young people to use their vote as "a transparent election gimmick by Willie O'Dea to promote himself and Fianna Fáil with taxpayers' money". Free article

Ahern runs away from Monaghan Hospital issue

9 May 2002

As Taoiseach Bertie Ahern visited Counties Cavan and Monaghan last Friday but failed to visit Monaghan General Hospital, the Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said Bertie Ahern was "running away from the biggest single issue in this county". He said: Free article

Poverty among women getting worse

9 May 2002

Cork East candidate June Murphy says that poverty amongst women is getting worse and needs to be addressed urgently. The findings of the National Women's Council report are in line with what she was finding on the doorstep. June Murphy was speaking in Dublin at the launch of Sinn Féin candidates for the general election. Free article

Dismay at Solectron closure

9 May 2002

Sinn Féin general election candidate for Dublin North-East Cllr Larry O'Toole has expressed his dismay at last week's announcement that US-based electronics firm Solectron is to close with the loss of 375 jobs. Free article

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Profiles of Connaught/Ulster candidates

9 May 2002

An Phoblacht profiles the 10 candidates contesting constituencies in Connacht/Ulster and the 7 candidates contesting Leinster constituencies. Free article

Secret tax on new homes

9 May 2002

Sinn Féin Louth County Councillor and general election candidate, Arthur Morgan, has described a massive increase in Planning Levies on new homes in County Louth as "a secret tax" which is a major obstacle preventing young people getting on the housing ladder. Free article

Fógraí bháis

9 May 2002

John McGuffin Free article

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