16 January 2003 Edition

Schools targeted by hoax bomb alerts

16 January 2003

Hoax parcel bombs sent to Wheatfield and Currie primary schools in North Belfast on Friday 10 January have been condemned by Sinn Féin as "totally reprehensible". Free article

Workers running to stand still

16 January 2003

ROBBIE MacGABHANN looks at the outcome of the latest 'social partnership' talks between the Dublin government and the main trade unions in the 26 Counties. Free article

Dublin's day of reckoning

16 January 2003

As the crisis in Dublin's City Hall approaches a climax this week, Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Larry O'Toole has called for all correspondence between City Manager John Fitzgerald and the Minister for the Environment and Local Government, Martin Cullen, to be made public immediately. Free article

Government response deplorable in A&E crisis

16 January 2003

There is no-one in government in charge, says Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin, as the state experiences yet another crisis in hospital Accident and Emergency departments. Free article

Bus and rail workers protest

16 January 2003

Bus and rail drivers took to the streets of Dublin yesterday en masse to protest against the planned restructuring of CIE. Free article

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A critical engagement with Europe

16 January 2003

In the latest of a series of conferences designed to open up debate during the process of policy formulation, over 70 activists gathered last Saturday in the Felons' Club to discuss Sinn Féin's approach to the European Union. The debate centred on a draft policy document produced by the Policy Review and Development Department. The conference provided the time and opportunity for individuals to express their views on the arguments put forward in the document. In light of those views, the document will be revised and presented to this year's Ard Fheis, which has the exclusive power to decide party policy. Free article

Appeal for Nicaraguan farm

16 January 2003

A group of Derry women have set up an appeal to help a cooperative farm in rural Nicaragua. Free article

Sinn Féin meets new Irish Labour leadership

16 January 2003

A Sinn Féin delegation consisting of party President Gerry Adams , Chairperson Mitchel Mc Laughlin, Caoimghín Ó Caoláin TD and Mary Lou McDonald, met with the new leadership of the Irish Labour Party at Sinn Féin's Falls Road, Belfast, Offices on Monday. Free article

Morgan lobbies Blair on nuclear power

16 January 2003

It wasn't all peace process in Downing Street last week when Sinn Féin representatives met with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Louth TD Arthur Morgan raised a series of energy issues with Blair, particularly those dealing with nuclear power generation. Free article

Europe-wide Day of Action against Iraq attack announced

16 January 2003

On 15 February, Dublin will play its part in an International Day of Acton against war on Iraq. Mass protests have been organised in every major European capital and in a number of US and Canadian cities also. Free article

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