Savagely beaten by loyalists
Margaret Hale was beaten so viciously on Sunday that she was barely recognisable to
her family and friends. She suffered severe bruising to her head
and face, received stitches to a wound on her forehead, had
staples inserted in a wound on the top of her head and was
treated for a number of broken ribs.
A special debate was held in the D‡il last week in the wake of
the IRA initiative on arms last week.
The killing of 27-year-old Colin Foy by a member of the
British Army's notoriously sectarian RIR, formerly the UDR, has
renewed calls for the RIR to be disbanded.
Community activists from around
Belfast have stood with the people of
Ardoyne in the face of loyalist
Sinn FŽin has called on the UDA to
end its campaign of sectarian violence against Catholics living
near Finaghy Crossroads.
The North's Director of Public Prosecutions has told republican
Martin Meehan that a number of prison officers involved in an
assault on him in 1988 will not face prosecution.
On Saturday 27 October over 100 members of îgra Shinn FŽin
travelled from every part of Ireland to attend a full day of
workshops in Slieve Gullion Courtyard, South Armagh.
Disgraced former Fine Gael minister, fundraiser and tax evader
Michael Lowry made his second appearance at the Moriarty Tribunal
Sinn FŽin TD Caoimhgh’n î Caol‡in criticised remarks by Taoiseach
Bertie Ahern, who ruled out Sinn FŽin participation in government in Dublin.
A proposal that patients on public health waiting lists
be treated in private hospitals is to be
discussed by the coalition government this week.
Two Sinn FŽin representatives were congratulated at
an executive meeting of the Association of Municipal Authorities
of Ireland (AMAI).
A very successful evening to raise money for the Colombia
Three - Bring Them Home campaign was held at the Boora Inn, at
Boora, County Offaly on Thursday.
£104 a week is the average gross
income of the poorest groups in Irish society today, according to
a household budget survey.
Sinn FŽin's Aengus î
Snodaigh has been attacked for addressing the Forum on Europe in Irish.
Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhgh’n î Caol‡in has welcomed
the establishment of the new Family Support Agency.
GAA County Boards in Derry and Armagh have voted
overwhelmingly to retain a bar members of the Crown
forces from membership.
The mothers of three West Belfast teenagers who died after
inhaling aerosols have launched a poster campaign.
Unionist domination of Belfast's Queens University Student
Council dramatically ended last week with the election of five
republicans in the college.
Sinn FŽin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhgh’n î Caol‡in has written
to the leaders of all parties and to the Independent members in
Leinster House seeking a consensus for united action against the
Sellafield nuclear plant.
JOHN O'LEARY replies to Eoghan Harris in the Sunday Independent
following An Phoblacht's publicaton of a "carefully crafted attack" on
A Sinn FŽin spokesman has said Britain's Terrorism Act 2000 violates both
international and European human rights standards.
Sinn FŽin in Waterford City and County recently launched a waste
management policy document for the region.
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