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18 May 2000 Edition

Policing Bill totally unacceptable

18 May 2000

This week has been dominated by fears that the British government was again going to jeopardise the peace process by entertaining unionist demands. On the last occasion, Tony Blair handed David Trimble a guarantee on the decommissioning issue which led to the British government's unilateral suspension of the Good Friday Agreement institutions. Free article

Journalists pursued in censorship clampdown

18 May 2000

Within days of a critical UN report which accused the British government of censorship, another journalist writing about Britain's covert war in Ireland is to be arrested. Liam Clarke, the Sunday Time's Six-County editor, has been told by London Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Alan Learner to present himself for interview. Free article

Great waste management debate

18 May 2000

High on the hill above Galway Bay, on a beautiful sunny evening last Sunday, 14 May, hundreds flocked into the Corrib Great Southern Hotel to hear the `great debate' when opponents of incineration put their arguments directly to M.C. O'Sullivans - the consulting engineers which have drawn up most of the draft plans for waste management for the regional authorities throughout the 26 Counties. Free article

Portadown loyalists attack nationalist homes

18 May 2000

Up to 200 masked loyalists attacked the homes of nationalists living along Craigwell Avenue in Portadown on Tuesday night, 16 May. Free article

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Ardoyne loyalist threat

18 May 2000

Fears that loyalists are about to carry out attacks on nationalists in North Belfast were heightened at the weekend after an Ardoyne man received a bullet through the post. Free article

UN supports ex prisoners' freedom of expression

18 May 2000

A United Nations report on freedom of expression has endorsed complaints against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) initiated by the republican ex prisoners' coordinating group, Coiste na n-Iarchimí. Free article


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