Police plan lacks substance
The policing proposals announced yesterday by Peter Mandelson failed
to deliver on the full implementation plan promised by the British
Government for December 1999.
It was a significant moment when Joe Cahill and
Liam Shannon gently unfolded a Tricolour over the coffin carrying Tom
Williams' remains on Wednesday.
Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and Caoimhghín Ó
Caoláin were in the United States last week for a series of
high profile political meetings and briefings.
The thorny issue of the use of Westminster facilities by elected Sinn
Féin Members of Parliament Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness
has again been raised in recent days.
Three young Downpatrick people were viciously beaten by the RUC in the
early hours of Sunday morning 9 January.
A Cabra man has accused the Minister for Health Brian Cowan
of ''constructive euthanasia'' following the death of his elederly mother.
An Phoblacht has learned that the building firm run by assassinated
UVF leader Richard Jameson carried out building work in Gough RUC
barracks and in Maghaberry Prison.
A letter bomb was discovered at the home of Monaghan Sinn Féin Councillor Owen Smyth on Tuesday
following an RUC incursion in the area.
The Director of Public
Prosecutions in Dublin has ruled that he press child sex abuse
charges against self-styled human
rights campaigner Vincent McKenna.
Sinn Féin is campaigning to regain the party's seat on Antrim
Borough Council on 2 February.
Robbie MacGabhann on the crisis in Irish agriculture, which
boiled over last week.
Sinn Féin Councillor Don O'Leary this week announced with
regret his intention to resign his seat on Cork Corporation seat
because of ill-health.
Over 1,000 people marched through Drogheda on Saturday
calling for the reinstatement of a consultant who ``kept his patients in hospital too long''.
Workers in the Hawkesbay factory in Ardee, County Louth are balloting
on a meagre redundancy package offered by the plant owner.
Suspicions are growing that the RUC may have deliberately leaked the
news to the media that loyalist Jim Fulton
was arrested in the US.
The sectarian nature of the Royal Irish Regiment has again been
exposed by the West Belfast-based newspaper the Andersonstown News.
Gerry Kelly, Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast, has
received £4,000 compensation and his legal fees paid in a court settlement against the RUC.
Some of the top names on the Ulster GAA scene have come to the rescue
of Belfast's St Patrick's Day Carnival.
ti-extradition protestors in Coolock, Dublin, on Saturday, 15
January, one of many such pickets being held around the country to
protest the extradition of Angelo Fusco. The Belfast man appeared in
the High Court (sitting in the Special Court building in Green Street
on the orders of the judge) on Tuesday, 18 January, when his case was
mentioned and adjourned until 1 February. Fusco remains in custody in
Castlerea Prison, County Roscommon.
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