23 October 2003 Edition

Tax double standards

23 October 2003

What a week for the Revenue Commissioners. A new report by business consultants KPMG suggests that billions of euro were being siphoned out of the Irish economy, perhaps fraudulently, during the late 1990s, facilitated by the very same banks who were forced to pay over €600 million in DIRT arrears for similar tax fraud. Free article

Poised for breakthrough in the Rebel City

23 October 2003

Gerry Adams was in Cork last week to meet Sinn Féin's candidates for the local elections next June. For the first time, the party will be contesting every ward in the city. The Sinn Féin president predicted that there would be significant gains, and that the party would have a strong presence on the next city council. Free article

Adams praises Kelly's contribution

23 October 2003

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has paid tribute to former Assembly member John Kelly, who has announced that, for personal and other reasons, he will resign from the party and not seek reelection to the Assembly. Free article

Reynolds in West Belfast for children's charity

23 October 2003

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds paid a visit to a number of schools in West Belfast on Thursday 16 October to promote Ireland's Children for Children Foundation. Free article

Relatives against collusion

23 October 2003

Relatives of victims of collusion between British forces and unionist death squads staged a picket outside last week's meeting of Magherafelt District Council in support of the Campaign Against Collusion. Free article

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Two presidents, one struggle

23 October 2003

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams shares a joke in West Belfast last week with Xanana Gusmao, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, more widely known as East Timor. Gusmao was on a two day visit to the Six Counties for a series of engagements based on the theme of Peace, Justice and Reconciliation. Free article

Cavan Sinn Féin celebrates growth

23 October 2003

Cavan Sinn Féin celebrated its growing strength at a well attended first annual dinner dance last week, with Gerry Adams and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, TD for Cavan/Monaghan, as guest speakers on the night. Free article

Albany Noraid visit Dáil

23 October 2003

A delegation from Irish Northern Aid in Albany, New York State, visited the Dáil on Tuesday. Led by Paul Murray, the group was addressed in Leinster House by Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin (seen in our picture greeting Paul Murray) who spoke on the day's big events in the Peace Process and the continued important role of Noraid and friends of the Irish struggle in the USA. The group later visited Dublin's City Hall where they were hosted by Sinn Féin Councillor Larry O'Toole. Free article

Sinn Féin supports community flag initiative

23 October 2003

A Sinn Féin supported initiative to remove hundreds of Irish Tricolours from telegraph poles in West Tyrone was launched this week. Free article

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