27 June 2002 Edition

Shots fired by RUC/PSNI in Derry

27 June 2002

The RUC/PSNI fired shots during an incident at Nailors Row close to the Fountain Estate in Derry last Wednesday, 19 June. Free article

Cliftonville man beaten by PSNI

27 June 2002

A Cliftonville man is taking legal action against the PSNI after he was set upon and severely beaten at the weekend. Free article

Break dependence on British farming policy

27 June 2002

Sinn Féin Agriculture Spokesperson, Fermanagh South Tyrone Assembly member Gerry McHugh, has called on Farming Minister Brid Rodgers to break with her dependance on British farming policy. Free article

Irishmen's lawyers in Colombia on death list

27 June 2002

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, has expressed her concern over threats made to human rights defenders in Colombia, including the Lawyers Collective representing the three Irishmen held in Bogota. Free article

Sinn Féin secures judicial review on funding

27 June 2002

Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has welcomed Wednesday's ruling in the High Court in Belfast giving Sinn Féin leave to seek a judicial review into the decision of the Electoral Commission to deny funding entitled to the party. The Electoral Commission has given £133,921 to the UUP, the DUP, and the SDLP while ignoring the fact that Sinn Féin have four MPs. Free article

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Anger over marching season emblems in Omagh

27 June 2002

Omagh Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Begley said on Wednesday that the overnight erection of red, white and blue bunting and loyalist flags throughout Omagh town centre has caused widespread anger locally. Free article

Short Strand solidarity

27 June 2002

On Saturday 22 June the Logue/Marley Sinn Féin cumann of Dublin South Central Sinn Féin organised a solidarity picket at the Crumlin shopping centre for the nationalist residents of the Short Strand district in East Belfast. Free article

Ardagh workers blockade factory

27 June 2002

Speaking on Tuesday as workers at the soon to be closed Irish Glass Bottle factory in Ringsend left the factory floor and blockaded the entrance to the factory in a dispute over severence pay, Sinn Féin Dublin South East representative Daithí Doolan offered them his support. Free article

Irish director of European Anti Poverty Network

27 June 2002

Fintan Farrell, from Oughterard, County Kildare, has been appointed Director of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN), which links groups working against poverty throughout the European Union (EU). He succeeds French-born Marie Francoise Wilkinson, who has been Director for nine of the EAPN's eleven years. Free article

Fortifying Fortress Europe

27 June 2002

Legislation aimed at tightening Fortress Europe immigration policies was the central focus of the European Union summit in Seville last weekend. At the same time and in the same city, a group of so-called "illegal immigrants" were staging a hunger strike. Free article

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