16 October 2003 Edition

McDonald's object to minimum wage

16 October 2003

Justin Timberlake is "just lovin' it", and why wouldn't he be? He is set to pocket $6 million as McDonald's shell out an estimated $1.5 billion on their new global advertising campaign. However, the same company has a problem finding the cash to pay its Dublin workers €6.35 an hour. Free article

Water charges will hit people on low incomes

16 October 2003

Sinn Féin has promised to fight any British Government proposed water charges in the Six Counties. And the party has vowed to raise the issue of water charges in every council chamber and in any Assembly formed after elections. Free article

Questions remain over Shell meeting

16 October 2003

Sinn Féin's Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin has challenged the Taoiseach over the purpose of his recent meeting with the President of Shell Oil. The Sinn Féin TD demanded to know if the meeting was called to specifically discuss the Corrib gas project and if it was just a "coincidence that the proposed Critical Infrastructure Bill surfaced in the wake of the meeting". Free article

Lottery cash subsidises sectarian bigotry

16 October 2003

The Arts Council has given more than £100,000 of lottery money to fund unionist 'Kick the Pope' bands, including one open in its support for the UVF and Red Hand Commandos. Nationalist politicians have called for an immediate inquiry into why the offensive bands have received funding over scores of deserving applications from other groups. Free article

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PSNI used nationalists as shields

16 October 2003

Sinn Féin has slammed as reckless the actions of the PSNI and RIR during an attempted bomb attack when they tried to move residents of houses in Lower Main Street in Roslea into a community centre facing the PSNI base, which was the target of the attack. Free article

British Army harassment in Fermanagh

16 October 2003

Sinn Féin has criticised the level of British Army activity in the Fermanagh area after a party activist was verbally abused and held for 45 minutes on Thursday night 2 October. Free article

Derry Volunteers' Memorial unveiled

16 October 2003

The memorial unveiled at Rossville Street in Derry, against the backdrop of Free Derry Corner and in the shadow of Derry's Hunger Strike monument, is a fitting tribute to the 18 IRA Volunteers from the Derry Brigade who are named on it. Free article

New SF cumann in Newcastle

16 October 2003

South Down Sinn Féin formally launched a new cumann at a recent function in the Donard Hotel, Newcastle. The formation of the Joe McCrickard Cumann reflects the growth and expansion of Sinn Féin at both local and national level. Free article


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