Scrooge McCreevy robs the people
Two weeks ago, Finance minister Charlie McCreevy announced
massive cutbacks. They will reduce hospital services, stop school
building programmes, deprive 200,000 people of a medical card and
put 5,000 CE scheme workers back on the dole.
This week, in his Budget speech, McCreevy announced tax
increases that will make coal, electricity, gas, heating oil,
even a newspaper more expensive.
`Farcical' was how Sinn
Féin TD Seán Crowe described the opening days of
the trial in Bogota, Colombia, against Niall Connolly, Jim
Monaghan and Martin McCauley.
The family of Jim Wray, one
of the victims of Bloody Sunday, has accused the British
government of deliberately suppressing documents concerning
Edward Heath, the British prime minister in 1972.
Morris Tribunal has been urged to inquire into the events surrounding the murder
of Donegal Sinn Féin County Councillor Eddie Fullerton in
The British government has
admitted that a 16-year-old youth who was shot
dead by the British Army during Operation Motorman in July 1972,
was unarmed when killed.
The New York City
Comptroller's office and others are taking action against the owner of
Kentucky Fried Chicken to demand that the fast food outlets in
the Six Counties implement the MacBride Principles.
Martin McGuinness and
Gerry Adams updated the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle at its
meeting in Dublin last Saturday.
Former British soldier Mark John Pilling was remanded in
custody on attempted murder charges at Limavady Court on
Sinn Féin in Derry
may push for a public
referendum in which the people of Derry will have a final say in
the name change dispute.
Two British soldiers jailed
in 1992 for killing 18-year-old nationalist Peter McBride in
Upper Meadow Street in the New Lodge Road area of North Belfast
were recommended for promotion.
The English police officer heading the investigation into Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson'd
death is stepping down.
legislation on policing
could badly hamper the Ombudsman's Office in any investigations
it may carry out in the future.
Sinn Féin's judicial
review against an Electoral Commission decision not to award a
policy development grant began on Friday.
The Castlerea Five Campaign Support Group in
Straban, is calling on the local community to support a protest
march this Saturday.
Over the coming weeks, An Phoblacht's JOANNE CORCORAN will be
examining the all-Ireland strand of the Good Friday Agreement, in
particular the work of the all-Ireland implementation bodies.
Relatives of the three CIE
workers killed in separate explosions in Sackville Place in
Dublin city centre in December 1972 and January 1973 were
remembered last Saturday.
A new poster aimed at
so-called 'joyriders' was launched by the group, Families
Bereaved Through Car Crime, in Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 27
Lively debates concerning
the rights and wrongs of water fluoridation may at last have come
to a conclusion.
A public awareness meeting was held in
West Cork recently on Attention Deficit Disorder and
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Where does the Docklands property boom
leave the developers on their legal
obligations to provide social and affordable housing? ROISIN DE ROSA writes.
The role of disgraced former
Fianna Fáil Minister Ray Burke in granting licences to oil
under the spotlight again.
Ógra Sinn Féin
organised an extremely successful event in Dublin last Saturday.
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