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20 January 2000 Edition

Police plan lacks substance

20 January 2000

The policing proposals announced yesterday by Peter Mandelson failed to deliver on the full implementation plan promised by the British Government for December 1999. Free article

Tom Williams comes home

20 January 2000

Outside St. Paul's Chapel, mourners pressed forward as Joe Cahill and Liam Shannon gently unfolded a Tricolour over the coffin carrying Tom Williams' remains. Free article

Successful visit Stateside

20 January 2000

Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin were in the United States last week for a series of high profile political meetings and briefings. Free article

Westminster facilities still on ice

20 January 2000

The thorny issue of the use of Westminster facilities by elected Sinn Féin Members of Parliament Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness has again been raised in recent days. There have been suggestions that both the Prime Minister Tony Blair and Secretary of State Peter Mandelson are strongly in favour of a lifting of the ban imposed by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd, who denied the use of all Westminster facilities to the two MPs soon after the 1997 election. Free article

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RUC beat young nationalists

20 January 2000

Three young Downpatrick people viciously beaten by the RUC in the early hours of Sunday morning 9 January may have their case examined by new human rights commissioner, Brice Dickson. Free article

Minister's disgraceful neglect of the elderly

20 January 2000

``She was old, frail, dying, frightened and totally conscious. She was left for three days on a trolley in casualty because there was no bed in a ward. She died six days later.'' Free article

Scandal at Drogheda's Lourdes Hospital

20 January 2000

The North Eastern Health Board (NEHB) took the unprecedented step of suspending one of the consultants at the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda because, it is alleged, `he kept his patients in hospital too long'. Over 1,000 people marched through Drogheda on Saturday, with a petition of 10,000 signatures calling for Dr Muldoon's reinstatement, which was handed in to the hospital authorities. Free article


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