20 February 2003 Edition

Fermanagh pays tribute to Vol Louis Leonard

20 February 2003

A tribute booklet compiled to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the assassination of IRA Volunteer Louis Leonard was launched at the Louis Leonard Memorial Lecture in Millennium Hall, Donagh, County Fermanagh, on 7 February. Free article

Coiste na n-Iarchimí launches major new initiative

20 February 2003

Coiste na n-Iarchimí, the umbrella organisation for republican ex-prisoner self-help groups throughout Ireland, officially launched its major new Processes of Nation Building (PNB) initiative on Thursday 13 February in the Linenhall Library, Belfast. Free article

Council backs Fullerton family's fight for truth

20 February 2003

A motion to Buncrana Urban District Council to have the terms of reference for the Morris Tribunal widened to include the case of Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton was passed unanimously last week. The decision has been greeted with delight by Eddie's family and friends. Free article

Neo-Nazis join unionist anti-mosque campaign

20 February 2003

Plans by a white supremacist organisation to campaign against the siting of a mosque in Bleary outside Portadown have been exposed by Craigavon Sinn Féin councillor John O'Dowd. Free article

Derry Young People's Forum

20 February 2003

In what was a first for the Bloody Sunday weekend, a well attended Young People's Forum was hosted by Tar Abhaile and Coiste na n-Iarchimí in Derry's Gasyard centre on Saturday 1 February. The daylong event was designed to provide a platform for young people to discuss issues and events relevant to them. Free article

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O'Broin held at Heathrow

20 February 2003

Sinn Féin councillor Eoin Ó Broin and a West Belfast Community worker Sean Murray were detained by British Special Branch as they returned from a Parades Commission backed trip to South Africa on Wednesday 19 February. Free article

Shameful attack on school bus - Kelly

20 February 2003

North Belfast Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly has said an attack on a Citybus carrying pupils from The Girls Model school in North Belfast is deplorable and utterly wrong. Free article

Sinn Féin goes to the country to defend Agreement

20 February 2003

Sinn Féin this week kicked off a series of public meetings across the 26 Counties in defence of the Good Friday Agreement Free article

All Ireland issues need all-party support

20 February 2003

Sinn Féin Councillor Davy Hyland has welcomed the response by Bertie Ahern to a question from Sinn Fein TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin concerning the rights of people living in the Six Counties to representation in the Houses of the Oireachtas. Free article

Video footage discredits Colombian state witness

20 February 2003

A videotape released by the Bring Them Home campaign has demolished the testimony of an alleged FARC supergrass who earlier this month gave evidence against the three Irishmen facing charges in Colombia. The Dublin government is now under intense pressure to intervene in the case. Free article

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