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11 May 2000 Edition

IRA paves way for just peace

11 May 2000

Writing in this week's An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says that the struggle for freedom and justice has to continue. Free article

Kieran Nugent dies

11 May 2000

There's a story of Kieran Nugent escaping across the border and driving with both legs in plaster down to Dublin. The fellas who had rescued Kieran, having succumbed to the rigours of celebrating as soon as they reached Dundalk, left the injured escapee to drive the vehicle for the rest of the journey south. Free article

Thousands march in memory of the hunger strikers

11 May 2000

Most republicans will have been happy with the large turnout in Belfast for the 19th commemoration march for the 1981 hunger strikers on Sunday, 7 May. Free article

RUC officers jailed

11 May 2000

``The assault was persistent and quite deliberate. It was perpetuated against a man who was arrested in the middle of the night, who was vulnerable and in an environment which was a hostile one for him. It was accompanied by deeply repulsive sectarian behaviour which is more often associated with hooligans and can have no place in a civilised society. Free article

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Sectarian terror on Springfield Road

11 May 2000

When Mary Morrison and her partner, David Johnston, moved to the Springfield Road just 11 weeks ago, neither of them could have anticipated that they would have been driven from their home in so short a time. Free article

O'Neill family to appeal verdict

11 May 2000

The family of Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill confirmed on Tuesday 9 May that they intend to appeal the verdict of lawful killing returned by a jury at Kingston Coroner's Court in February. Human rights solicitor Gareth Peirce is to act on their behalf, and it is believed that barrister Michael Mansfield QC has also agreed to be included in the legal team. Both represented the family at the original inquest. Free article


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