29 August 2002 Edition

Doherty welcomes passport decision

29 August 2002

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has given a guarded welcome to the announcement by the Dublin government that the British government has now given the green light to making Irish passport application forms available at post offices in major towns in the Six Counties and in Britain. Free article

Former Hunger Striker addresses Strabane commemoration

29 August 2002

Former Long Kesh Blanketman and Hunger Striker Raymond McCartney was the main speaker at this year's West Tyrone Volunteers' Commemoration. Free article

Farmers need feed purchase aid scheme

29 August 2002

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry North, Deputy Martin Ferris, has called on the Minister for Agriculture and Food to pay more attention to the needs of the farming community. Free article

Quinn bows out as Labour languishes

29 August 2002

The Labour Party "failed to convince people that you cannot have your cake and eat it", its departing leader loftily proclaimed on Tuesday, blaming the people for their failure to appreciate the logic of inequality. Free article

Sinn Féin launches "Claim your Vote" campaign

29 August 2002

Sinn Féin has urged people to ensure they are registered to vote and not to allow themselves to be disenfranchised at the next election. Free article

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Eamonn MacThomáis

29 August 2002

The death of Eamonn MacThomáis will have come as sad news to republicans and his many other friends throughout Ireland and abroad. Born in Dublin into a staunchly republican and, as he described it himself, Larkinite family, Eamonn's involvement in the Republican Movement spanned four decades. Free article

Rally against racist attacks

29 August 2002

Two weekends ago, 50-year-old Leong Ly Min became the latest victim of racist violence in Dublin. After being attacked in Temple Bar, he later died as a result of his injuries. Leong Ly Min had lived in Dublin since 1979 after coming here as a refugee from Vietnam. Free article

Councillor wants ATMs for rural communities

29 August 2002

At least one ATM should be located in every town and village to serve the people who live in them, says Clonakilty Sinn Féin Councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin. "It would make money available locally and more than likely spent locally, thereby helping employment and the local economy," he said. Free article

Brits bail out nuclear power firms

29 August 2002

Inefficient, unprofitable, unmanageable, unplanned, unaccountable and unacceptable. Yes, its just another week in the life of the British nuclear power industry. Another week when Irish lives were endangered and one where the Dublin government, despite their promise of action on Sellafield, were once again silent. Free article

Shannon warplane protest

29 August 2002

A women's peace camp will be held this Saturday outside Shannon Airport. The event has been organised to coincide with World Peace Day, on 1 September. The camp will run for 24 hours, from 12 noon on Saturday, and will be followed by a rally/vigil. Free article

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