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Joe Greene

JOE Greene, Dundalk, Co Louth who passed away during the month of October was a true and dedicated Republican. The ideals of Tone, Pearse and Connolly were those of Joe.

He supported Republican Sinn Féin and all members of that organisations were welcome to his door. His generosity to paper and Easter Lily sellers was extreme.

Though suffering ill-health for the past few years, Joe always had a smile and a welcome for those working for the Republican cause. He will be missed by Dundalk Republicans, but most of all by his wife and family to whom we extend our sincerest sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.
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Bill Fitzmaurice

THE death has taken place of Bill Fitzmaurice of Lisloughton, Ballylongford, Co Kerry on October 15 last. Bill was aged 87 and always contributed to the National Graves Association.

His remains were removed from Lynch’s Funeral Home, Bally-longford to St Michael’s Church. A Guard of Honour was provided by the National Graves, Bally-longford. A Guard of Honour was provided again on the following day and a local man, Mike Hourigan played him out to Lisloughton Abbey.

Deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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Comhbhrón

GALVIN, Deepest sympathy is extended to the nieces and nephews of Paddy Galvin, Thomond Gate, Limerick. From Republican Sinn Féin, Limerick.

GALVIN, Deepest sympathy is extended to the Galvin family, Limerick, on the death of their Uncle Paddy. From Johnny O’Brien and Bernard Brew, Limerick.

GALVIN, Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Paddy Galvin, Limerick who died recently. From Lily Jackson, Thomond Gate, Limerick.

GREENE, Sincerest sympathy is extended to the wife and family of the late Joe Greene who died recently. Joe was a lifelong Republican. May he rest in peace. From the Willie Stewart Cumann, Dundalk.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy is extended to Mick Hegarty on the death of his brother who died recently. From the Liam Mellows Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin, Dublin Central.

MITCHELL, Deepest sympathy is extended to Mike Mitchell, Castleisland, Co Kerry on the death of his aunt Bridie. From the Republican Movement, Limerick.

NOONAN, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Billy Noonan on the death of his mother Eileen. From Republican Sinn Féin, Limerick.

NOONAN, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Billy and the Noonan family on the death of his mother Eileen. From Joe Lynch and Mick Hanley, Limerick.
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I gCuimhne

McCLELLAND, Tony. In proud and loving memory of Vol. Tony McClelland who was killed on active service October 16, 1979. Always remembered by the Trainor family, Armagh city. "Sleep Irish soldier, sleep".

McDADE – In proud memory of our comrade James McDade who was killed on active service in Coventry, England, on the 14th November 1974. He was doing what he believed in and died for his country, in bloody protest for a glorious thing. Remembered by his comrades from the Joseph Fitzsimmons/ James McDade Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin, Midlands, England.

McDADE – In proud memory, on the 26th Anniversary of Volunteer James McDade, who was killed on active service in Coventry, England on 14th November 1974. He died proudly and triumphantly in defence of Republican principles and the liberty of an oppressed and enslaved people. Proudly remembered by Comhairle Ceantair Republican Sinn Féin, England, Scotland and Wales.

TOOMEY, – 5th Anniversary. In loving memory of Billy Toomey, Tipperary Town lifelong Republican and ex-internee. Died November 14, 1995. Always remembered by his family.

TOOMEY, – 5th Anniversary. In proud memory of Billy Toomey , Tipperary Town, lifelong Republican and ex-internee who died November 14, 1995. Remembered always by the Republican Movement.
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What They Said

The voters in Denmark (who rejected the Euro) and the rioters in Prague have arguably set the key political agenda for the next ten years by asking the crucial geo-political question.
-- David McWilliams, Sunday Business Post, October 1, 2000.

Is it possible for a country to preserve its own political and economic identity and still play an active role in the process of globalisation? And if these two aspirations are found to be mutually exclusive, what next?
-- David McWilliams.

We have been pursuing a US low-tax, low-wage economic policy while at the same time tying ourselves to a European high-tax, high-wage trading bloc.
-- David McWilliams.

If Ireland is increasing ly becoming America’s 53rd state but operates with German interest rates and exchange rate policies, Ireland has a problem. The nature of the problem is pretty straightforward. The only way Germany can compensate for the outflow of capital to the US is to have a much weaker currency and, for as long as it takes, reasonably low interest rates.
-- David McWilliams.

Fine Gael would "consider the option" of coalition with (Provisional) Sinn Féin but such a move would be "incompatible" without "progress on dismantling the private army", Hayes said. (Brian Hayes is Fine Gael spokesman on the Six Counties).
-- Shane Coleman, Political Correspondent, Sunday Tribune , October 8, 2000.

It is generally accepted that it is greedier for wealthy people to evade tax than those on more modest incomes, but the truth is a "mé-féin" culture permeates every level of Irish society.
-- Shane Coleman and Matt Cooper, Sunday Tribune, October 8, 2000.

By all accounts, the June inspection went down badly with the (Provisional) IRA rank and file because it suggested that the Army Council might be moving towards actual arms destruction by a phased and stealthy process.
-- Ed Moloney, Sunday Tribune , October 8, 2000.

Efforts to reassure the base by telling the rank and file that the weapons shown to Ahtisaari and Rama-phosa were old, useless guns lying in dumps that were already compromised, has done something to soften the suspicion but it hasn’t gone away.
-- Ed Moloney.

There are currently 45,000 households on the local authority housing list and there are almost 8,000 homeless adults in the country.
-- Richard Oakley writing in the Sunday Tribune, October 8, 2000.

Mr [Gerry] Kelly advised the government to implement the Patten proposals comprehensively to secure the backing of nationalists and Republicans who could not support the RUC.
-- Provo support for Patten’s new look RUC, Irish News, October 11, 2000

Although the Provisional IRA has formally denied involvement in the killing of Mr O’Connor, few people in nationalist west Belfast have any doubt about who was responsible. Similar denials followed the murders of Frank Kerr, during a Post Office robbery in Newry in 1994, Garda Jerry McCabe, during a bank raid in Co Limerick in 1996 and Charles Bennett, whose body was found in west Belfast in 1999. All those killings were subsequently established to have been the work of the Provisional IRA , while two shootings earlier this year may also fall into the same category.
-- Editorial Irish News, October 19, 2000.

On Thursday evening they came into the area like thugs. They drove down our street and went to other streets. To me that is blatant intimidation.
-- Margaret O’Connor, who has accused the Provisionals of killing her son Joseph, on the intimidation of her family by the Provisionals, Irish News, October 21, 2000.

He said he did not believe the strong north/south theme of the conference had any real political effects . . . "I don’t see these develop-ments as any threat to the Union. These north/south issues do not impinge on the sovereign governments."
-- UUP’s Ken Maginnis, Irish News, October 23, 2000.

Including abstentions, Trimble’s margin of victory was 54% to 46%, only a 1% improvement on the last UUC vote. Trimble’s aides immediately claimed that this was evidence that if Trimble had not moved to toughen his position he would have lost yesterday’s vote.
-- Ed Moloney, Sunday Tribune, October 29, 2000.

In two other omissions ([rom an article in the New York-based Irish Voice] which may be significant, the Provisional Sinn Féin leader did not condemn the killing (of Joseph O’Connor) nor did he say who he thought had been responsible for the death, which took place in the heart of his constituency and in the strongest Republican area in Belfast.
-- Ed Moloney.

A conference on restorative justice in Belfast last week saw Republicans (sic) , loyalists and RUC officers engaged in intense debate, RUC officer Bobby Hunniford admitted it was "strange" to sit down with people whom he might previously have spoken to across an interview table after arresting them.
-- Susan McKay, Sunday Tribune, October 29, 2000.

To secure that victory, Trimble has slid towards the forces of sectarianism and reaction that still make up a large chunk of the UUP. He has held out, wrongly, the prospect of watering down the Patten report on policing. Other subtle reworkings of the Good Friday Agreement, in favour of Unionism, are to be attempted to add to the previous insistence on decommissioning.
-- Leading article in the Sunday Tribune, October 29, 2000.

The self-serving Garda report into the killing of John Carthy following the Abbeylara siege is as close to useless as it could be. Not only does it not provide any critical analysis of the heavy handed procedures adopted by the Gardaí prior to what seems to have been the unnecessary shooting of the disturbed man, but it casts further unwarranted slurs on John Carthy and his family.
-- Leading article, Sunday Tribune, October 29, 2000.

At the time of writing, Trimble’s future still hangs in the balance, but whatever the outcome, as said at the outset, politics remains the art of the possible.
-- Tallyman, Sunday Tribune, October 29, 2000.

Dr Wilford said Mr Trimble’s refusal to sign the order approving Ms de Brun’s attendance did not contravene the Good Friday Agreement. Under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, Mr Trimble effectively had the power to determine whether such meetings could take place.
-- Irish News, October 31, 2000.
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