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11 April 2002 Edition

Historic move by IRA leadership

11 April 2002

The IRA confirmed on Monday 8 April that it has, unilaterally, placed a second tranche of weapons beyond use as part of its ongoing commitment to the Good Friday Agreement and in order to stabilise the peace process. Free article

Gauntlet of hate in Antrim town

11 April 2002

Four nationalist teenagers say they are lucky to be alive after a gang of loyalists attacked them at a bar on Antrim town's main street on Easter Saturday night 30 March. Free article

UDA attacks continue

11 April 2002

The UDA-instigated violence of the last two weeks directed at nationalist communities in the Limestone and Whitewell areas of North Belfast spread to Ardoyne at the end of last week, where Catholic homes where stoned by drunken thugs. Free article

Ballymena RUC/PSNI picketed

11 April 2002

Ballymoney councillor Philip McGuigan and other North Antrim republicans picketed Ballymena RUC/PSNI barracks last Sunday, 7 April, to highlight ongoing sectarian violence against nationalists in the North Antrim town. Free article

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Bloody Sunday challenge to Carswell

11 April 2002

Lawyers acting on behalf of the families of those killed on Bloody Sunday will object to Chief Judge Robert Carswell sitting in an Appeal court hearing scheduled for next week. Free article

Clogher demands demilitarisation

11 April 2002

Around 150 local people attended a demilitarisation protest in front of the British Army camp in Clogher, County Tyrone, on Sunday last. The crowd heard calls from Dungannon Mayor Francie Molloy for the complete removal of the British military machine from the area. He said that this area had suffered the brunt of military occupation for over 30 years. Free article

Public services nightmare

11 April 2002

Boasts by the government that it has improved public services "ring hollow", says Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. The Cavan/Monaghan deputy was speaking in one of the last Dáil debates before the general election. The Dáil is scheduled to resume on 17 April but the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern may dissolve it at any time. Free article


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