7 April 2005 Edition

UVF/LVF drug dealer is former RUC man

7 April 2005

Sinn Féin said the disclosure that suspected loyalist drug dealer Colin Armstrong is a former RUC member is the latest evidence of collusion between the British forces and loyalist paramilitaries. Free article

Adams' sorrow at death of Pope

7 April 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has expressed his deep sorrow at the death of Pope John Paul II. Paying tribute to the Holy Father, Adams said: "People throughout Ireland have had a close affinity with Pope John Paul since his historic visit here in 1979 and there will be deep sorrow across the country this evening at the news of his death. Free article

Sinn Féin stands with ethnic minority communities

7 April 2005

Sinn Féin National Chairperson and MEP for Dublin, Mary Lou McDonald, last Thursday hosted a visit by ethnic minority community activists from Ireland at the European Parliament in Brussels. McDonald was also joined by a number of Sinn Féin elected representatives from throughout the country. Free article

What about the others?

7 April 2005

Several hundred people attended a demonstration in Dublin last Saturday 2 April, organised by Residents Against Racism, to mark Minister of Justice, Michael McDowell's climbdown over the deportation of a Nigerian student. Free article

Orange Chaplain mocks dying Pope

7 April 2005

Presbyterian minister Stephen Dickinson, who serves as the Grand Chaplain of the Orange Order, stands accused of sectarian bigotry after it was revealed that he ridiculed the Pope as he lay dying. Free article

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Marathon to return to West Belfast

7 April 2005

The Belfast City Marathon Committee, following a meeting with Sinn Féin, has done a u-turn and re-instated West Belfast as part of its route. Free article

Coiste organises anti-criminalisation rally

7 April 2005

Former republican prisoners and their families are being asked to come out in force to support an anti-criminalisation rally in the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Free article

Chinese man's car targeted

7 April 2005

A Chinese man has had his car vandalised for the second time in a year in a racist attack in Armagh. The vehicle was parked outside his Mullaghcreevie Park home and was damaged at around 12.30am on Thursday 31 March. Free article

Off-duty PSNI woman pulls gun at party

7 April 2005

Cushendall-based Sinn Féin councillor Oliver McMullan is calling on the Police Ombudsman to investigate an incident when a female member of the PSNI pulled out her personal issue weapon and brandished it in a threatening manner. Free article

Nationalist taxis targeted in Derry

7 April 2005

Five nationalist-owned taxis were attacked with bricks and stones in the Waterside area of Derry over the weekend in a campaign orchestrated by loyalists, with one taxi targeted twice. Sinn Féin Councillor Lynn Fleming said the sectarian attacks are part of a two-year campaign against Cityside taxis. Free article

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