1 July 2004 Edition

Sinn Féin Deputy Mayor for Clonakilty

1 July 2004

Clonakilty poll-topper, Sinn Féin Councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, was elected Deputy Mayor at a recent meeting of Clonakilty Council and under a new agreement is set to become the Mayor next year. The proposition to rotate the mayoral office had come from Ó Súilleabháin, who welcomed the developments and his new position. Free article

McCreevy should go over NDP fiasco

1 July 2004

Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Finance spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has said that the Minister for Finance should resign in light of the "incredible mismanagement of the National Development Plan" revealed by the Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on the massive overspend on national roads. Free article

Nuclear Station closure a step in the right direction

1 July 2004

The announcement by the British Nuclear Group of the closure of its Chapelcross power station in the North of England has been welcomed by Arthur Morgan, Sinn Féin's Dáil spokesperson on the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Free article

Working towards all-Ireland integration

1 July 2004

A large Sinn Féin delegation, drawn from activists all over the island, recently attended the inaugural workshop to launch the International Centre for Local and Regional Development. The centre will be based in Athlone and is a joint venture between Harvard University, NUI Maynooth and the University of Ulster. Free article

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From South Armagh to the Aran Islands

1 July 2004

Coiste na nIarchimí's Scoil Samhraidh got off to a flying start two weeks ago when Bairbre de Brún, newly elected Sinn Féin Member of the European Parliament, formally opened the event in Slievegullion, Meigh, South Armagh. Free article

Campa Naisiúnta Oige

1 July 2004

With a successful close to the Scoil Samhraidh, Coiste staff set off almost immediately to hold the first ever Campa Naisiúnta Óige on Oileán Arainn. Unexpected atrocious bad weather almost disrupted plans but preparations were only delayed, not aborted. Last Thursday, with a full size marquee, generator, motor transport and individual tents safely transported onto the island campsite, the staff of Coiste began preparing for the arrival of 50 participants plus speakers. Free article

Derry Volunteers Walk success

1 July 2004

Republicans, family and friends of fallen IRA Volunteers are pictured at Seán Dolan's GAA Club before setting out on the Annual Sponsored Walk to raise funds for the Derry Republican Graves Association. The walk took place on Saturday from Dolans to Grianan of Aileagh in Donegal, a spectacular Ring Fort that dates back to 1700 BC and from which there are spectacular views of Lough Swilly. Free article

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