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18 February 1999 Edition

Ministers' mandate

18 February 1999

On Tuesday the Assembly, sitting in Stormont voted in favour of the report tabled by David Trimble and Seamus Mallon and agreed the future political structures for the Six Counties. Free article

US welcomes South Armagh Farmers and Residents

18 February 1999

For the first time ever, the South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee (SAFRC) is touring the United States in an effort to educate Americans about the ongoing British military occupation of the border regions in the north of Ireland. On the East Coast, Toni Carragher and Maria Caraher have met massive support from all quarters of the American community. Free article

Belfast nationalists build links with Garvaghy residents

18 February 1999

The marching issue refuses to go away. In Portadown loyalists are planning yet more protests as the siege of the nationalist Garvaghy Road continues for an eighth month. In other isolated nationalist areas fears grow that the looming marching season will bring more trouble. Free article

Independent inquiry call must be heeded

18 February 1999

Over 1000 lawyers, human rights activists and politicians from across the world have supported the demand for an independent inquiry into the murder of human rights lawyer Pat Finucane over ten years ago. Allegations of Crown force collusion have been strengthened following the submission last week of a confidential report to the British and Dublin governments and the UN prepared by British Irish Rights Watch. Free article

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LVF suspected of bar attack

18 February 1999

An Phoblacht has learned that those involved in the grenade attack on McNally's bar outside Toomebridge on Monday night of last week came from the town of Antrim, known for its high level of LVF activity. Free article

Crown force activity is undermining peace

18 February 1999

Mid-Ulster MP Martin McGuiness has called for the immediate withdrawal of the British Paratroop regiment from Cookstown. He said, ``this regiment has a notorious history of violence and abuse durected towards the Nationalist community. While many people are trying to move the peace process forward, the presence of the Paratroop regiment in Co Tyrone is not at all helpful at this difficult time.'' Free article


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