Thursday 1 May
Tony Blair and New Labour record a landslide victory over the
Workers and trade unionists throughout the world mark
International Labour and Workers' Day.
Friday 2 May
The Central Bank indicated that it seeks an increase of half a
per cent. Bank and mortage rates are expected to increase by this
Six-County Westminster election results are announced. Sinn Féin
gets two MPs, in Mid-Ulster and West Belfast.
Saturday 3 May
In Zaire aid officials say that a storm at Kisangani is certain
to increase the risk of cholera and other diseases spreading at
Biaro, to which over 40,000 refugees have returned.
Sunday 4 May
Peru's Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) is reported to
be moving its fighters towards the capital to carry out selective
Zairean rebels say they will press on to an assault on Kinshasa,
of which they are within 40 miles, after the collapse of peace
Monday 5 May
Bernadette McAliskey discusses the possibility of asking the new
British Home Secretary Jack Straw to review the continuing
imprisonment of Roisín McAliskey.
Joe Hendron, the defeated SDLP candidate, says Sinn Féin
exploited John Hume and used `dirty tricks' to win the seat.
Tuesday 6 May
The Green Party proposes the introduction of an £80 guaranteed
income for all, payable to every adult in the 26 Counties.
Zairean rebel radio calls on government soldiers in Kinshasha to
surrender and avoid a bloodbath.
Wednesday 7 May
Huge crowds greet Irish World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty on his
return to Dublin.
A number of Derry men are arrested and held in Castlereagh
Interrogation Centre in relation to the IRA shooting of an RUC
officer in the city.