15 January 2004 Edition

Support for Irish as official EU language at Forum on Europe

15 January 2004

Bhí an tUasal Enda Kenny, ceannaire Fhine Gael i measc na daoine a thug tacaíocht don bhfeachtas chun stádas oifigiúil a bhaint amach don Ghaeilge san Aontas Eorpach ag seisiún den Fhóram Náisiúnta um an Eoraip ar maidin. Bhí an tUasal Kenny ag labhairt le hionadaithe an brú-ghrúpa STÁDAS sular chuir an Dr. Pádraig Ó Laighin aighneacht thar ceann an ghrúpa faoi bhráid an Fhóram. Free article

Scappaticci launches libel action

15 January 2004

57-year-old Scappaticci, from West Belfast, who has also lodged a complaint with the PSNI, has accused the paper of the common law offence of criminal libel. The complaint states that stories printed by the tabloid put Scappaticci's life in danger. Free article

The strength of the Cúige

15 January 2004

BY VINCENT WOOD We can make massive progress this year towards reunification. The gains that we made in the Six-County Assembly elections were the culmination of good strategic thinking, organisation and, crucially in my opinion, the way in which comrades from throughout the island worked together. Free article

Community support needed to combat anti-social behaviour

15 January 2004

Sinn Féin Councillor Brendan Curran has challenged the effectiveness of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOS) which has been proposed as a new method in dealing with anti-social behaviour in the community. "On Thursday I attended a meeting of the "Housing Council" during which it was proposed that ASBOS would be an effective method of dealing with anti-social activity in the Six Counties," said Curran. Free article

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Ógra Shinn Féin push for All-Ireland elections

15 January 2004

Ógra Shinn Féin is to launch a nationwide campaign calling for voting rights to be extended to citizens in the Six Counties for the Irish presidential election. The campaign will be formally launched by Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly, at Ógra Shinn Féin's National Congress in Dublin this Saturday. Free article

Former Volunteer gives evidence

15 January 2004

A former IRA Volunteer has told the Saville Inquiry of how he saw the bodies of many of the victims of the British Army on Bloody Sunday. William Anderson, who waived his right to anonymity, appeared before the tribunal on Tuesday this week. Free article

Residents message clear 'No more Spy posts'

15 January 2004

Around 100 people took part in a protest outside Divis Tower in West Belfast on Saturday 10 January to highlight the issue of state collusion in the killing of nationalists and to calling for the demilitarisation of the British Army spy posts situated on top of the Tower Block. Newly-elected West Belfast Sinn Fein Assembly member Fra McCann joined residents at a camp out organised by Ógra Shinn Féin on Friday night 9 January and added his voice to the calls for the immediate removal of the spy posts. Free article

Special needs youngster arrested

15 January 2004

A 14-year-old West Belfast schoolboy with special needs was arrested by the PSNI on his way to school on Tuesday 6 January and taken for questioning at Strandtown PSNI station in East Belfast. The boy was arrested following an incident when a plastic bottle was thrown at a PSNI armoured Land Rover as it drove along Brittons Parade. Free article

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