25 September 2003 Edition

Israel's refuseniks

25 September 2003

Ishai Menuchin is a major in the Israeli Army, but he is better known as the spokesperson and chairperson of Yesh Gvul (There is a limit), a peace organisation in Israel that works against the occupation of Palestine and in support of those soldiers who refuse duties of an aggressive or repressive nature. Free article

Sinn Féin exposes government lurch to the right

25 September 2003

Sinn Féin TDs will today launch a document entitled NO RIGHT TURN to highlight the Fianna Fáil/PD government's continuing and expanding adoption of right wing policies. Free article

Crowe calls for rethink on Aer Rianta

25 September 2003

"This is government by dictat and exposes the sham of partnership politics" said Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe after Fianna Fail minister for Transport Seamus Brennan announced this week that he would not allow an independent review of his plans to break up Aer Rianta into three competing airports. Free article

SF backs VTOS cuts protest

25 September 2003

Sinn Féin Dáil spokesperson on Education, Seán Crowe, attended a demonstration against the proposed cuts in childcare support for VTOS schemes organised by the Dublin City PP branch of the Teachers Union of Ireland outside the Department of Education, Marlborough Street on Wednesday afternoon. Free article

Prison privatisation must be rejected

25 September 2003

Government plans to privatise Irish prisons have come under sharp criticism from a group of prominent academics, barristers and human rights advocates. Free article

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Warm reception for SF at National Ploughing Championships

25 September 2003

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP, along with party colleagues Martin Ferris TD, Cllr Gerry McHugh, Cllr Joe Reilly and Munster EU candidate David Cullinane, on Tuesday attended the National Ploughing Championships in County Meath, where the party had a stand for the first time. Free article


25 September 2003

A roundup of sectarian attacks across the Six Counties Free article

McBride breaks wall of silence in London

25 September 2003

Tony Blair received a sharp political blow last Thursday, as a huge Labour majority in the previous safe seat of Brent East in north London was overturned, with the Liberal Democrat candidate securing a stunning a victory for her party. One of the night's other significant results was that of Kelly McBride, who stood in the constituency as part of the ongoing campaign for justice for her brother Peter, shot dead by Scots Guards in Belfast in 1992. Free article

No remorse from Para witnesses

25 September 2003

The Bloody Sunday inquiry heard on Tuesday how one of the soldiers involved in the shootings told the journalist Toby Harnden during an interview that "everyone killed on that day was guilty of at least riotous behaviour or at worst, out and out terrorism". Free article

DUP man berated over GAA remarks

25 September 2003

The leader of the group of Sinn Féin councillors on Armagh City and District Council, Paul Corrigan, has accused DUP Councillor Paul Berry of "deliberate publicity seeking". Councillor Corrigan was responding to recent statements from Berry attacking displays of support for the Armagh county football team ahead of this Sunday's All-Ireland Football Final. Free article

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