21 July 2005 Edition

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Raymond McCartney speaks at a Hunger Strike commemoration

Raymond McCartney speaks at a Hunger Strike commemoration

Hunger Strike Commemoration

Former Hunger Striker and Sinn Féin MLA for Foyle Raymond McCartney addressed several hundred republicans in the Ballycloman Estate in Strabane on Sunday at a commemoration organised by Ógra Shinn Féin to mark the 24th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes.

Speaking to the gathering made up of many young people, most of whom where not even born during the Hunger Strike period, McCartney said: "In 1982, Garrett Fitzgerald said that after a few months no one would even remember the names of the ten Hunger Strikers. How wrong he was."

Ardoyne petrol-bomb attack

Loyalists attacked the Brookfield Mill complex on the Crumlin Road in Ardoyne, lobbing up to ten petrol bombs into the site which houses industrial and business units as well a number of private apartments.

The attack on Brookfield Mill on Sunday 17 July could have put the lives of local people, including the residents of the apartments and those using a pub sited in the complex at risk said Sinn Féin's Margaret McClenaghan (above).


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