14 November 2002 Edition

British hidden agenda on demilitarisation

14 November 2002

The British government has a hidden agenda on demilitarisation, says Sinn Féin councillor Davy Hyland. Free article

Granddad's second sectarian attack

14 November 2002

A 63-year-old grandfather had a lucky escape when unionist paramilitaries targeted his North Belfast home for the second time in recent months. Free article

Fr Troy slams PSNI use of child as informer

14 November 2002

Holy Cross priest Father Aidan Troy has accused the PSNI of using a 13-year-old North Belfast boy with learning difficulties as an informer. Free article

Parades Commission decision appeases unionists

14 November 2002

Sir George Quigley's review of the Parades Commission, published last week by the NIO, has been condemned by nationalists across the Six Counties. The report recommends that the Parades Commission be split into two distinct bodies; the first being a Parades Facilitation Agency which, rather than reaching a firm decision on which marches would be permitted and which would not, would simply have the function of mediating between residents and the loyal orders. Free article

Nothing new in Queen's Speech

14 November 2002

Sinn Féin policing spokesperson Gerry Kelly said there was nothing new in the Queen's Speech, deliered at Westminster on Wednesday. There hasd been much advace speculation in the media that the britidh government woud use the speech to make a major announcement on on policing in the Six Counties. Free article

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Sinn Féin welcomes Peace and Reconciliation Forum announcement

14 November 2002

Sinn Fein Chairperson, Mitchel McLaughlin has welcomed the announcement that the Irish government will reconvene the Peace and Reconciliation Forum this month but warned that it is not a substitute for all party talks involving both the Irish and British governments and all the political parties. Free article

Dublin/Monaghan bombs report due in New Year

14 November 2002

The report of the inquiry by Justice Barron into the bombing of Monaghan and Dublin in May 1974 is due to be completed early in 2003 but vital information has still not been handed over by the British government. Free article

Adams in successful visit to US/Canada

14 November 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams met with President Bush's Special Advisor on Ireland, the Governor of New Jersey, the Mayor of New York City and the Canadian foreign minister last week during a hectic and extensive six-day trip to the USA and Canada. Free article

Ferris 'not surprised' by Garda complaint decision

14 November 2002

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has described last Friday's decision of the DPP not to proceed with any action against members of the gardaí following his formal complaint of assault as "not surprising". Free article

SF urges controls on insurance and banking costs

14 November 2002

The Fianna Fáil/PD government was last week urged to impose control on insurance and banking charges. Speaking in the Dáil on 7 November on the Unclaimed Life Assurance Bill, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín ó Caoláin said the principle in the legislation whereby financial institutions will be more regulated, should be extended. Free article

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