4 July 2002 Edition

Dublin Mayor to visit Short Strand

4 July 2002

Incoming Mayor of Dublin, Dermot Lacey (Labour) has agreed to visit the Short Strand in Belfast with Dublin Sinn Féin Councillor Christy Burke. The agreement follows Burke's demands that greater attention be paid by politicians in Dublin to the crisis situation in Belfast. Free article

Referendum wording does not change Nice?

4 July 2002

Commenting on the Bill published last Thursday, 27 June, containing the wording for the second Nice Referendum, Sinn Féin European Affairs spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said: Free article

Man pressured to become informer attempted suicide

4 July 2002

A 22-year-old West Belfast man attempted suicide after RUC/PSNI Special Branch conducted a campaign to pressurise him into becoming an informer. The RUC/PSNI men put John Cartmill under so much pressure that he took an overdose of anti-depressants. Free article

Anti-drugs activist harassed by Garda

4 July 2002

A former anti-drugs activist in Dublin is this week seeking legal advice following his alleged harassment by the Garda Special Branch over the past two years. Free article

Minister signs racist anti-Traveller law

4 July 2002

Over one thousand Travelling families are living in fear of being evicted following the signing of a new housing act on Monday last. The new Housing Act, which has been branded racist by the Irish Travellers Movement, criminalises trespass on public and private land. Free article

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Derry remembers republican dead

4 July 2002

Despite terrible weather, hundreds of Derry republicans turned out for last Sunday's annual commemoration march for the dead Volunteers of Derry Brigade, Oglaigh na hÉireann. Free article

Ireland's thriving arms industry

4 July 2002

As the Indian and Pakistani governments still stand perilously close to nuclear war, as the Israeli Army occupies and destroys Palestine town by town, and the US administration pursues its war aganst "the axis of evil" in the Third World, the armaments industry has taken a great leap forward. Free article

DARD handling of LEADER+ and Rural Development Programme questioned

4 July 2002

Sinn Féin Agriculture and Rural Development spokesperson, South Down Assembly member Mick Murphy, has questioned the handling of LEADER+ and Rural Development Programme by Agriculture Minister Brid Rodgers. Free article

Sue Ramsey to become Assembly Chief Whip

4 July 2002

Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA Sue Ramsey is to become Chief Whip of the party's Assembly team. Free article

De Brún wins millions for Health Service

4 July 2002

Sinn Féin Chief Whip, West Belfast Assembly member Sue Ramsey, has congratulated the Six-County Health Minister for winning over £110 million for the Health Service in the negotiations on the Reform and Re-Investment Initiative. Free article

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