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20 April 2000 Edition

IRA Statement

20 April 2000

In its annual Easter message, the leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann has again avowed its commitment to republican objectives and the search for a durable peace. The full text of the IRA statement is as follows: Free article

Landslide victory in West Tyrone

20 April 2000

An energetic and determined election team was the key to Sinn Féin candidate Barry McElduff's spectacular success in taking a seat on Omagh district council last week. Free article

British government involved in Sellafield cover-up

20 April 2000

Louth Sinn Féin County Councillor Arthur Morgan has said that management reshuffles announced at British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) this week are ``a distraction from the urgent requirement that the Sellafied nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria be shut down''. Morgan also said that following the broadcast of a Channel Four documentary on the issue, it was now clear that successive British governments had been involved in a massive cover-up in relation to the abuse of safety procedures at Sellafield. Free article


Soldiers hamper Divis rescue

20 April 2000

``Outrageous,'' is how a spokesperson for Divis Tower Residents' Association described the actions of British soldiers in Belfast who delayed the rescue of a woman trapped in a lift for over an hour. Free article

Loyalist tension in Belfast

20 April 2000

A heated argument between loyalists Johnny Adair and John White of the UDP and David Ervine of the PUP on the Shankill Road this week has further fuelled speculation of tensions between loyalist factions within Belfast city. Free article

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