5 September 2002 Edition

Memorial rededicated

5 September 2002

The 30th anniversary of the deaths of IRA Volunteers James Carlin and Martin Curran was marked in the County Down town of Downpatrick last Friday, 30 August. Free article

Sympathy extended to Durkan family circle

5 September 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has extended his deepest sympathy to the Durkan family circle following the death of SDLP leader Mark Durkan's mother today. Free article

McGuinness comments on Derry case

5 September 2002

Sinn Féin MP Martin McGuinness, commenting on reports in relation to an unannounced visit by Bridie McCloskey to his Ministerial Office Free article

Basques march against Batasuna ban

5 September 2002

Thousands of Basque citizens expressed their outrage over the banning of Basque pro-independence party Batasuna last weekend, taking to the streets of Basque cities, towns and villages. In Donostia, three thousand people marched behind a banner that read "Down with Fascism - Basque Country forward Free article

Recent visitor's father arrested in Palestine

5 September 2002

In the recent visit by a number of Palestinian young people to Ireland as guests of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the youngest of the delegation, Hanine Al Khairi touched a lot of hearts. While here, she met with representatives from the political parties in the 26 Counties, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, a delegation from the Holy Cross Primary School and various other groups. Free article

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The miracle of Monto?

5 September 2002

Knock, Lourdes, Medjugorje, Monto - it's like one of those sequences in which the objective is to 'guess the odd one out'. But there isn't one. Monto - nestled in the heart of Ireland's heathenish capital, the place James Joyce called "the centre of paralysis", is alive with mysteries and now also promises salvation. Free article

USI support Nigerian family against government threat

5 September 2002

Students held a candlelit vigil outside the Dublin Department of Justice on Tuesday to protest against the planned deportation of a Nigerian family. Free article

Nuclear ships approach Irish waters

5 September 2002

As the date approaches when two British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL) freighters are due to enter the Irish Sea, Sinn Féin TDs and environmental groups are working to raise awareness of the dangers posed by their deadly cargo. The ships which set sail from Japan in July, are carrying 255kg of weapons usable plutonium (enough for 50 nuclear bombs) on a hazardous 30,000 kilometre journey to Sellafield. It is being returned because BNFL falsified safety documents concerning the plutonium fuel's production. Free article

Government's biased booklet

5 September 2002

Aengus ó Snodaigh has criticised the government's publication of an information booklet on the Nice Treaty, saying that it is an abuse of power that encourages a 'yes' vote. Free article

Government misled the electorate on Health

5 September 2002

Responding to the announcement of a €15 million government clawback in funding for the National Treatment Purchase Fund, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín ó Caoláin TD said the government misled the electorate in the General Election. Free article

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