6 November 2003 Edition

Assembly Election 2003 Constituency overview - Part I of III

6 November 2003

With over a million voters across 18 constituencies, electing 108 Assembly members and at least eight political parties seeking support, the 26 November Assembly election is going to be the most hotly-contested ballot ever in Six-County electoral history. Free article

Families of murdered Mexican women demand justice

6 November 2003

Mothers, sisters and friends of the more than 300 women murdered and over 500 women who have disappeared in Chihuahua, North Mexico, since 1993, took to the streets this week. The demonstration, called Operation Digna, was called to demand a proper investigation and justice for these women and their families. Free article

Local election candidates selected

6 November 2003

West Cork At its Local Election Convention held at the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, on Saturday 1 November, Sinn Féin selected its candidates to contest next June's Town and County Council Elections throughout Cork Southwest. For the first time since the 1920s, voters in every part of West Cork will have the opportunity to vote for Sinn Féin in local elections. Free article

Basques launch broad front initiative

6 November 2003

The Basque pro-independence political movement has launched a new initiative aimed at establishing dialogue with trade unions and social and political organisations interested in finding a solution to the Basque political conflict. The spokesperson for the pro-independence Basque left, Arnaldo Otegi, (above) called for those bodies to enter this process that might bring "peace to our people after 200 years of confrontation". Free article

Brennan under fire at Dublin City Council

6 November 2003

Transport Minister Séamus Brennan made an appearance at a Dublin City Council meeting last Monday, amid mounting criticism of his handling of the traffic crisis in the capital. The Minister's visit came 14 months after an invitation was issued by Sinn Féin Councillor Christy Burke, chair of the council's transport strategic policy committee. Free article

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Israel's Berlin Wall must fall

6 November 2003

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on Tuesday 21 October calling on Israel to stop building its apartheid wall along the West Bank. Israel and the United States voted against the resolution. The Dublin government was among the co-sponsors of the UN Resolution. Free article

Government deliberately misinterprets law on UN primacy

6 November 2003

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Defence Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD on Tuesday accused the Dublin Government of deliberately misinterpreting the law in an effort to clear the way for Irish forces to join non-UN established international forces for overseas duties. Free article

Public showing of award winning documentary

6 November 2003

At the recent national media awards in Dublin, three journalists from a Galway-based film company won the overall Journalist of the Year Award for their outstanding documentary, Chavez: Inside the Coup. On Thursday 13 November at 8pm in An Taibhdhearc, the people of Galway will have the unique opportunity both to view this film and to listen to one of the award winning filmmakers, Donnacha Ó Briain, speak about the making of the documentary. Free article

Bin protestors carry on, despite court sentences

6 November 2003

On Tuesday morning Justice Finnegan in the High Court in Dublin fined six anti-bin tax protesters €1,500 each and jailed them for three weeks. The previous day, he had fined eight bin charge protestors €200, despite the fact that they had undertaken not to further disrupt bin collections. Free article

Doherty selected EU candidate for Connacht/Ulster

6 November 2003

Sinn Féin representative for Donegal Southwest, Pearse Doherty, was last weekend selected as the party's candidate for the Northwest region in next year's European Parliamentary elections on the proposal of Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. With the addition of County Clare, the Connacht/Ulster constituency is to be renemed Northwest for the 2004 poll. Free article

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