13 June 2002 Edition

Appointment of International Judge announced

13 June 2002

As expected it was announced on Wednesday, 29 May, that retired Canadian judge Peter Cory (76) has been appointed to 'review' a number of controversial killings where there have been allegations of collusion. Free article

US Consul and NYPD Deputy Chief visit Newry

13 June 2002

Sinn Féin's Davy Hyland, Chairperson Newry & Mourne District Council, hosted a reception in the Arts Centre, Newry on Monday 10 June to welcome US Consul Barbara Stevenson and Jim McShane, Deputy Chief New York Police Department. Free article

McLaughlin welcomes broadband move

13 June 2002

Foyle Assembly member Mitchel McLaughlin has welcomed last week's launch of ADSL Broadband in the Derry City Council area at Derry's Guildhall. Free article

Planning incompetence puts Derry jobs at risk

13 June 2002

Rejecting a suggested housing moratorium, Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin says that thousands of construction and related services jobs in Derry are at risk "as a direct result of the inadequate sewage system in Derry and the ham-fisted response of the Environment and Heritage Service to the problem. Free article

Sinn Féin welcomes hospital proposals

13 June 2002

Sinn Féin Health Minister Bairbre de Brún on Wednesday released details of a major plan for the restructuring of hospital facilities across the Six Counties. Among the plan's provisions is a new acute services hospital West of the Bann to be located in Enniskillen. There will now be a 12-week period of consultation on the proposals. Free article

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Government must act on inflation figures

13 June 2002

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has described new inflation figures as an indictment of the government's handling of the Euro changeover and of the last Budget. He said: Free article

Plutonium ships to set sail from Japan to England

13 June 2002

While we all look at the World Cup matches on our televisions, two ships, carrying enough useable plutonium to create 50 nuclear bombs, will depart Japanese shores for England in the next few weeks. Free article

TD slams Southeast incinerator proposals

13 June 2002

Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan has slammed the decision of Carlow and Kilkenny County Councils to back the building of an incinerator in the South East. He described those who voted for the proposal of "lacking vision and taking the easy option in relation to waste management." Free article

TD calls for public appointments watchdog

13 June 2002

The Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West, Seán Crowe, has called for a Public Appointments Commission watchdog after a Sunday newspaper revelation that outgoing Fianna Fáil ministers rewarded 59 friends and supporters with jobs on state bodies. Free article

Tackling ageism and exclusion of older people

13 June 2002

Niall Crowley of the Equality Authority (EA) is pictured with Sylvia Meehan and Kate Hayes of the Senior Citizens' Parliament at the launch last week of an EA report titled 'Implementing Equality for Older People'. Free article

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