24 June 2004 Edition

Publish details of Sligo pact - MacManus

24 June 2004

The outgoing Mayor of Sligo, Cllr Seán MacManus, has called on the Fianna Fáil/Labour Coalition on Sligo Borough Council to publicise details of the written agreement reached between both parties, which includes their sharing the Mayoralty and domination of most other committees of the new Council. Free article

SF councillor suspended

24 June 2004

Media speculation abounded this week over news that Sinn Féin Councillor Martin Christie, who was elected in Blanchardstown, Dublin, to Fingal County Council, had been suspended without prejudice from the party. On Tuesday, Christie confirmed this to be true. Free article

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Europe tops Ard Chomhairle agenda

24 June 2004

Sinn Féin General Secretary Robbie Smyth said the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle, which met in Dublin on Saturday, engaged in extensive discussions relating to the role of the party's new MEPs both in the European Parliament and in Ireland. Smyth said that the party's national executive had discussed "our future engagement within the EU Parliament, including the party's options in terms of the various Parliamentary groupings". Free article

Lisburn unionists under scrutiny

24 June 2004

The behaviour of unionist councillors at the AGM of Lisburn City Council on Thursday 24 June will be observed by a Dublin Government observer and a Sinn Féin delegation, led by former Mayor of Belfast Alex Maskey. The AGM is due to elect the mayor and deputy mayor of the council and fill the senior posts on the council's committees. Last year's Lisburn Council AGM led to a year of controversy after the DUP and UUP colluded to fill the chair and deputy chair positions on all of the council's committees to the exclusion of Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance parties. Free article

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