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6 January 2000 Edition

``Unprecedented Opportunity'' - IRA

6 January 2000

A statement from the IRA was received by An Phoblacht on Wednesday, 5 January. In it, the IRA emphasises that this new century offers an ``unprecedented opportunity to leave behind the failures of the past''. Free article

Fears of detention centres for refugees

6 January 2000

``The government proposal to introduce `direct provision' through food vouchers to refugees in place of cash payments is effectively to introduce a form of apartheid into Irish society. It is discriminatory, unconstitutional and a demeaning proposal,'' said Pat Guerin, of the Anti Racism Campaign (ARC). Free article

Demilitarisation? What demilitarisation?

6 January 2000

In a clear signal of intent not to honour their side of the Good Friday Agreement, the British security establishment used the Christmas and New Year period to step up their campaign of harassment against nationalists. Free article

Bloody Sunday report launched

6 January 2000

A report commissioned by the Bloody Sunday Trust and compiled by the Limerick University-based Professor Dermot Walsh was released to the public by Bishop Edward Daly on Wednesday 5 January in the Bloody Sunday Centre in Derry. Free article

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Emblems must promote mutual respect

6 January 2000

Aiden Carlin, Sinn Féin Down District Councillor, has written to the council's Clerk and Chief Executive, John McGrillen, seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the flying of the Union Jack flag at the council offices over the Christmas period. Free article

Back issue: Adams arrested

6 January 2000

Gerry Adams, vice president of Sinn Féin, was arrested out of a house in Belfast's Andersonstown Estate on Wednesday afternoon. Free article


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