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31 August 2000 Edition

Child victim of loyalist feud

31 August 2000

A fresh wave of loyalist violence broke out on Tuesday night, 29 August, and spread across the North. Three men were injured in Belfast, Larne and Lisburn. A house in Larne was also completely damaged in an arson attack. It is thought up to 20 people were involved in the attack on the Brittania Cresent home. Windows were smashed in 20 houses in Carrickfergus, County Antrim and five homes in nearby Greenisland were also damaged. Free article

Stoneyford Mark II

31 August 2000

Sinn Féin's South Down Assembly member Mick Murphy says that over the last two weeks he has learned that files compiled by British intelligence containing the details of more than 80 nationalists have fallen into the hands of loyalist death squads. Free article

H Block trio still face extradition

31 August 2000

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has issued an order requesting supplemental briefs regarding the prison release program of three republican prisoners. Free article

Brighton Bomb was a turning point - Magee

31 August 2000

Former republican prisoner Pat Magee, in an interview with The Sunday Business Post, has spoken publicly about the bombing of the Tory Party's 1984 annual conference in Brighton and of his support for the peace process. Free article

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Twelfth Desmond Greaves Summer School

31 August 2000

This weekend marked the occasion of the 12th Desmond Greaves Summer School at the Irish Labour History Museum in Dublin - ``Ireland's only critical political summer school.'' Free article

MacManus wants waste plan scrapped

31 August 2000

The Mayor of Sligo, Sinn Féin Alderman Sean MacManus, has tabled a motion to Sligo County Council calling for their decision to adopt the Connaught Draft Waste Management Plan to be declared null and void. MacManus was speaking following revelations that a submission made by Earthwatch was never seen in its entirety by councillors before a vote was taken adopting the plan. Legal action is also being considered by a number of concerned individuals and parties. Free article


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