24 October 2002 Edition

Hypocritical Dáil rule changes

24 October 2002

Speaking on the proposed changes to Standing Orders to accommodate the Labour Party and the Taoiseach Free article

Data Protection Bill mess

24 October 2002

Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday during the Second Stage of the Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2002, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, while broadly welcoming the Bill, expressed concerns about some aspects of it in terms of definitions and areas of responsibilities for Data Controllers. Free article

Man recharged with death driver killing

24 October 2002

A 20-year-old West Belfast man, Henry Marley, has been recharged with causing the death of Ballymurphy teenager Debbie McComb, who was killed by death drivers in March of this year. Free article

Women battered by the system again

24 October 2002

The recent Supreme Court ruling declaring aspects of the Domestic Violence Act, 1996 unconstitutional has reopened the debate on men and women's rights in family law cases. Free article

Monaghan General Hospital protest fast enters final week

24 October 2002

Independent TDs have given their support to the protest fast and vigil demanding the retention and development of services at Monaghan General Hospital. Free article

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Sectarian soccer abuse

24 October 2002

The sectarianism that permeates soccer in the Six Counties reared its ugly head at the weekend when supporters of Belfast club Glentoran hurled sectarian abuse at Omagh Town manager Roy McCreadie. Free article

"Justice and truth for the bereaved" - Ó Caoláin

24 October 2002

The scandal whereby the organs of deceased children were removed without the knowledge or consent of their parents was highlighted in the Dáil this week by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD. The Cavan/Monaghan deputy supported the demand of the Parents for Justice group for a statutory inquiry into post mortem practice in the State. Free article

Kelly decision important first step

24 October 2002

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty says that Friday's decision by a Belfast Court granting leave to the widow of nationalist councillor Patsy Kelly to seek a judicial review on the refusal of the PSNI to hand over the reinvestigation of his murder to an independent police force is an important first step in the family's struggle to get at the truth. Free article

'Real IRA' fractures

24 October 2002

A series of bomb alerts throughout the Six Counties on Monday 21 October were the work of the so-called Real IRA, the group responsible for the Omagh bombing. Free article

Sellafield under the spotlight again

24 October 2002

The last few days have been full of activity and news for anti-nuclear activists and, particularly, for those who have been fighting for years against Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria. Free article

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