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21 January 1999 Edition

200 days under siege

21 January 1999

Wednesday was the 200th day of the loyalist siege of the nationalist Garvaghy Road area of Portadown. In that time there have been hundreds of demonstrations and protests designed to intimidate the nationalist people of the area. Free article

Republican ex-prisoners organise

21 January 1999

Republican ex-prisoners are now organised and determined to play a full role in the future of their communities. That was the message at the launch of a new umbrella group - Coiste na n-Iarchimí - for 17 ex prisoners' groups currently based within the ten northern most counties of Ireland. Free article

Developing a spirit of revolution

21 January 1999

In an exclusive interview 27-year old Geraldine spoke to An Phoblacht's Ned Kelly and described how the fight by republican women in Armagh jail and Maghaberry over the years for better conditions was a positive force that shaped her outlook on life and on struggle Free article

Sectarian blast bomb attack

21 January 1999

A Catholic man was injured in the fifth sectarian attack to be claimed by a loyalist grouping calling itself the Orange Volunteers. The man was injured when a blast bomb placed at the rear of his isolated Loughinisland home in Co Down exploded shortly after 9.30pm on Tuesday night. Free article

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Vindictive RUC raid

21 January 1999

Vindictive vandalism, is how Sinn Fein Councillor Sean McGirr described a raid by the RUC which has left an Armagh man's new home uninhabitable. Free article

RUC man's award a propaganda stunt

21 January 1999

South Belfast Sinn Fein councillor Sean Hayes has rejected the award given to an RUC man in England as a ``transparent propaganda stunt''. Free article


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