27 May 2004 Edition

Outrage as PSNI stop and search child

27 May 2004

An 11-year-old Bessbrook schoolgirl was stopped and searched by the PSNI as she made her way to camogie training in Camlough, South Armagh, on Thursday 6 May. The girl was made to empty her sports bag onto a grass verge by a member of the PSNI, who searched through her sportsgear before allowing her to go on to her training. Free article

Harassment in Newtownbutler

27 May 2004

Sinn Féin in Fermanagh has warned that the heavy handed activity of the British Army and PSNI in the Newtownbutler area in recent days could inflame the rest of the marching season. Free article

Butler criticises "toothless" British parliamentary watchdog

27 May 2004

Sinn Féin's Paul Butler has hit out at British MP Michael Mates and the 'Northern Ireland' Affairs Committee (NIAC) after they refused to take on board his complaints about the discrimination practiced against nationalist representatives on Lisburn Council. Free article

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Confident in Cork City

27 May 2004

On the hillside overlooking Cork City, in last Sunday's beautiful afternoon sunshine, some of Sinn Féin's local election candidates, with local people and children, gathered for a barbeque with bouncy castles. There was a spirit of generosity, confidence, of ideals, of being together on the march to bring real change to local politics. A lot has happened in Cork over the past few years. Free article

Changing times in New Ross

27 May 2004

Bernie Murphy is a candidate in New Ross and Liz Murphy is a cumann member and activist but there is no hierarchy here. "Who are the chiefs and who are the indians? We're all equal around here," says Liz. Bernie follows on. " If I get elected and my feet start moving off the ground, give me a slap to get back down here. If you lose touch with the party, then you're going to lose touch with the people who voted you in." Free article

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