10 October 2002 Edition

RUC/PSNI won't investigate abduction bid

10 October 2002

The widow of LVF murder victim John McColgan has hit out at the RUC/PSNI saying they refused to charge loyalists who attempted to abduct her 16-year-old son Sean. Free article

Ógra SF defiant after bomb hoax

10 October 2002

Sinn Féin councillor Barney McAleer says that a hoax bomb device left outside premises in Omagh being used for an Ógra Sinn Féin function on Saturday night was intended to disrupt the continued growth of Sinn Féin's youth organisation. Free article

Paras' changing stories

10 October 2002

Some of the many inconsistencies in the various statements provided by British soldiers about the events of Bloody Sunday were exposed during the examination of Colonel Ted Overbury, a former British Army legal officer, at the Saville inquiry in London last Thursday. Free article

Colombia Three assaulted by riot police

10 October 2002

Fears for the safety of the Colombia Three were again justified as riot police attempted to ride roughshod over the men's legal right not to attend the preliminary hearing of their trial last Friday in Bogotá. Free article

McGuinness scraps 11+

10 October 2002

Sinn Féin Education Minister Martin McGuinness announced on Tuesday that the controversial 11+ examination for schoolchildren in the Six Counties will be abolished. He promised detailed proposals on new arrangements in December that would take account of vast differences in children's needs and provide flexibility, but the current crisis in the process is sure to affect his plans. Free article

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Why do we need a new Assets Bureau?

10 October 2002

As the Dáil gears up to hold a full debate on the Interim Report of the Flood Tribunal on Wednesday and Thursday (change?), the main government response has been the announcement that yet another new agency, the Corruption Assets Bureau, is to be established. Free article

Armagh residents demand demilitarisation

10 October 2002

On Monday 7 October, the Sinn Féin Demilitarisation Committee and the South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee organised a demonstration on the main Newry to Dublin road to highlight the need for the immediate demilitarisation of South Armagh and the rest of the Six Counties. Free article

Death driver was in pay of Special Branch

10 October 2002

The families of people killed by death drivers held a protest outside Belfast's Laganside Court on Monday 30 September. Free article

London loyalist 'day of action'

10 October 2002

Emerging from beneath a UFF banner and cheered on by members of Combat 18 and other British fascists - including Andrew Frain, member of the Chelsea Headhunters and serial thug, who together Jason Marriner was jailed in December 2000 for attacking members of the Bloody Sunday march in London - a group of east Belfast loyalists, claiming to be residents of Cluan Place, handed a letter of 'protest' into 10 Downing Street on Saturday afternoon last. Free article

Diarmuid O' Neill remembered in West Cork

10 October 2002

IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill, who was gunned down by London Metropolitan Police on 23 September 1996, was remembered by republicans in Cork on the sixth anniversary of his death in a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave in Timoleague Cemetery, West Cork. Free article

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