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Calls for Fullerton Inquiry (Free article)

31 May 2001

They came from every corner of Inishowen. Those who knew him, those who had been reared on stories of him. His two grandchildren, just babies when loyalists shot him down ten years ago, read poems about him that they had written for this day.

Camlough remembers `81 (Free article)

19 July 2001

`Beidh an bua againn go fóill” By Tommy Lynch and Pat McGinn Stg£5 Available from Sinn Féin, 4 Maryville, Camlough, Newry, County Down

Flawed premise belies `even-handed’ claim (Free article)

2 August 2001

Making Sense of the Troubles By David McKittrick and David McVea The Blackstaff Press £20 Hardback

Why are we fighting the War on Drugs? (Free article)

6 September 2001

In an article that many will find controversial, MICK DERRIG argues that the War on Drugs has failed, that drugs are a part of civilised human society, and that alternative aproaches to drug addiction, based on harm reduction, are needed.

Mála Poist (Free article)

20 September 2001

Remember Cole and Colley A Chairde, On Saturday, 22 September, the lives of Alf Colley and Sean Cole, two members of Na Fianna Éireann who were executed by Free State forces in 1922, will be commemorated. The Mick Murray Sinn Fein cumann, Donnycarney, in conjunction with Ógra Shinn Féin, is organising the event, which has become dormant in…

Expanding our definitions of domestic violence (Free article)

20 September 2001

MICK DERRIG & ANNE MAGUIRE argue that the current view of domestic violence needs to be expanded to include all violent relationships, as there appears to be a growing problem of women inflicting violence on men.

The politics of mental health (Free article)

20 December 2001

The current Irish mental health system is rooted in Ireland’s history as a British colony.

They don’t care it’s Christmas time at all (Free article)

20 December 2001

An Phoblacht’s MICK DERRIG again cries of the Seasonal celebrations to deconstruct the notion that the world is united in celebrating the birth of Christ (or of Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus) on 25 December. With typical begrudgery, he points out that only a minority of the planet’s six billion human beings are in any way nominally Christian.

Criminal neglect of mentally ill (Free article)

31 January 2002

An Phoblacht’s MICK DERRIG recently wrote of the disproportionately high numbers of people suffering mental ill health. Here, ROISIN DE ROSA looks at how the 26-County state routinely fails vulnerable people suffering mental illness.

New face on the block (Free article)

14 February 2002

Pádraig MacLochlainn will be co-opted onto Buncrana Urban District Council on 13 February, following the stepping down of Jim Ferry. Last month, he was adopted as Sinn Féin’s general election candidate for Donegal North East. An Phoblacht’s MICK DERRIG visited him to get the measure of the man.

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