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27 April 2000 Edition

Sinister agenda behind prison transfer

27 April 2000

In a dramatic operation involving the Gardaí and 26-County military, republican political prisoners at Castlerea, County Roscommon were transferred to Portlaoise Jail overnight on Tuesday, 25 April. Free article

Easter Commemorations

27 April 2000

Turnouts for Easter commemorations throughout the country were up this year, a measure of Sinn Féin's growing strength and confidence. That sense of an expanding organisation was also evidenced in the resurrection of commemorations in once dormant areas where republicans are again organising. Here we feature reports from commemorations throughout the country. Commemoration details received too late for our deadline will be carried in next week's issue. Free article

Soldiers may have died in helicopter crash

27 April 2000

A British Army helicopter crash in South Armagh last month may have killed two soldiers. Free article

New York presses RUC on death lists

27 April 2000

The members of New York City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, 25 April, calling on the RUC to divulge pertinent security information to those Sinn Féin councillors whose names have been recently discovered on loyalist death lists. Free article

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Family lobbies against killer soldier

27 April 2000

Supporters of the family of Belfast youth Peter McBride, shot dead in 1992 by two Scots Guards who were later convicted of murder, held a vigil on Tuesday 18 April outside the Whitehall entrance to the Ministry of Defence in London. Free article

Loyalist bomb scare

27 April 2000

A bomb scare, more than likely the work of local loyalists, delayed the start of the Easter commemoration in the Whitewell Road area of North Belfast on Saturday 22 April. Free article


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