4 September 2003 Edition

Encroaching deserts a problem for us all

4 September 2003

Climate change is more than rain or drought, it is about the impact that misdirected developmental policies have on the life of human populations around the world. Free article

Voter registration nightmare continues

4 September 2003

Just when you thought that the appalling mess that plagued the last electoral registration drive might actually be sorted out in time for the still-to-be-announced date of the next "scheduled" election, it seems the nightmare has begun all over again. Free article

Belfast solicitors help Iraqis sue US

4 September 2003

Belfast law firm Madden & Finucane is helping the families of Iraqi civilians shot at a US Army checkpoint to take legal action against the American military. Free article

City Manager fuels Dublin bin charges war

4 September 2003

Dublin has already been cited as one of the dirtiest cities in Europe, but the next few weeks may see it top the poll - with rubbish quite literally building up on the streets. From next Monday, thousands of people who haven't paid the notorious bin tax (introduced earlier this year), will not have their rubbish collected. Free article

General Holt takes the Bogtrotters for a march

4 September 2003

The last Sunday of August found the Tar Isteach Bogtrotters high above the sparkling Pollaphuca reservoir, following the trail of the 1798 United men across the hills of west Wicklow. Free article

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Pól MacAdaim coming to Carrickmacross

4 September 2003

Pól MacAdaim, described by many as the next Christy Moore, is playing at Ceolchoirm in the Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, on Friday next, 12 September. MacAdaim will join local bands Mad Max and 30ft Smurfs for a gig billed as 'An evening of diverse music celebrating international resistance to oppression'. Free article

Fresh calls for Castlerea release

4 September 2003

In light of the release last month of John Quinn - one of the Castlerea Five prisoners convicted in relation to events in Adare in Co Limerick in which Garda Dectective Jerry Mc Cabe was killed in 1996 - campaigners have called on the Dublin government to live up to its responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and release the remaining four political hostages. Free article

Volunteers remembered at Loughmacrory

4 September 2003

The fifteenth anniversary of the Drumnakilly Ambush and the deaths of three local Republicans were commemorated at Loughmacrory, County Tyrone, last weekend. Free article

Protesting collusion as Para Prince arrives

4 September 2003

Dozens of protesters gathered at the gates of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast in advance of the visit to the hospital of a member of the British royal family, Prince Charles, on Tuesday 2 September. Free article

Ó Caoláin welcomes bomb inquest move

4 September 2003

Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has welcomed the move by the Attorney General to instruct the Dublin City Coroner to reopen the inquest into the Monaghan Bombing of 17 May 1974, which claimed the lives of seven people. Free article

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