6 November 2003 Edition

Ahern and Harney challenged on insurance rip-off

6 November 2003

The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have been challenged in the Dáil by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin over their failure to tackle the huge cost of insurance. The Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD pointed out that Tánaiste Mary Harney had said she was willing to be "benchmarked" on this issue and that it was her number one political priority but the government has failed to control escalating insurance premiums. Free article

Court told of horrific attack on Catholic

6 November 2003

A sectarian attack on a Catholic man in the Harryville area of Ballymena, County Antrim on 11 October was described by a judge as "one of the most horrific acts that had come before the court". Free article

Anger as murder charges are quietly dropped

6 November 2003

An Ardoyne man fears for his life after charges of killing a 26-year-old RUC member Edward Spence in Lower Crescent in South Belfast in 1991 were quietly withdrawn by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) at a sitting of Belfast Petty Sessions on Friday 31 October. Free article

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Greater Ballymurphy remembers its dead

6 November 2003

Hundreds of people gathered at Milltown Cemetery on Sunday 2 November for the annual commemoration of the republican dead of the Greater Ballymurphy area. Led by a Republican Colour Party, the relatives, friends and comrades of the dead marched in formation to the Republican Plot, where Seany Adams, a former POW and friend to so many of those being honoured, gave the main oration. Free article

James Byrne Commemoration

6 November 2003

Ross Connolly, grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly, is pictured speaking at the grave in Deansgrange Cemetery of James Byrne, Dún Laoghaire trade union activist with the ITGWU, who died as a result of the effects of a thirst and hunger strike undertaken following his arrest and imprisonment during the 1913 lockout. Free article

Retain film making tax incentive

6 November 2003

The five Sinn Féin TDs have called on the Minister for Finance, Charlie McCreevy, to reverse his decision to eliminate the film making tax incentive contained in Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. The TDs made their call in a motion published on Tuesday. Free article

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