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25 May 2000 Edition

One reason why the RUC should be disbanded

25 May 2000

Bernard Griffin is not the first nationalist teenager to be beaten by the RUC and then to face false charges. He is not the first to be held on remand on the basis of trumped up charges. He is not even the first to file a complaint against the RUC for assault. But he is the first to succeed in securing a conviction Free article

Charlie - what were you thinking?

25 May 2000

Who is really running the Dublin Government? Logic would provide you with two simple answers. Either (1), Bertie Ahern and Mary Harney call the shots or (2), there is some form of collective cabinet responsibility for the decisions taken by the government and its individual ministers. Free article

New efforts to resolve Sri Lankan conflict

25 May 2000

Ethnicity, inequality, and the legacy of a colonial past are the main causes of the bitter and long-running conflict between the Tamil minority and the Sinhalese majority on the island of Sri Lanka. A final resolution of this will not be easy, but now, the introduction of Norwegian diplomats to try to broker a deal has at least offered some hope of an end to the conflict. Free article

Sportsview: A big weekend for Munster

25 May 2000

Well it's certainly hotting up in GAA Land, the first big Munster hurling clash awaits this weekend, with the meeting of Waterford and Tipperary at Pairc Uí Caoimh. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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Back issue: Stevens whitewash

25 May 2000

The Stevens Report into incidents of British crown forces colluding with loyalist paramilitaries has received scant attention since its publication last week. Like so many previous inquiries carried out by senior British judges and police officers, it has been used to whitewash the facts and provide a breathing space for the British Government until the latest scandel over its dirty war in the Six Counties has blown over. Free article

New in print: The consequences of brutalisation

25 May 2000

All God's children The Bosket family and the American tradition of violence By Fox Butterfield Available via the Internet bookshop Amazon.uk.com Free article

Dúirt siad...

25 May 2000

The week in quotes... Free article


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