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25 April 2002 Edition

All systems go

25 April 2002

The longest phoney election campaign in living memory has ended. Polling has been set for 17th May and Sinn Féin candidates throughout the 26 Counties have been straining at the leash Free article

IRA refutes allegations

25 April 2002

"The IRA ceasefire is intact. The IRA is not targeting anyone. The IRA poses no threat to the Peace Process," a senior republican speaking with the authority of the IRA leadership told the media earlier this week. The press briefing came in the wake of the insidious campaign of anti republican disinformation to have emerged in recent weeks. Free article

Adams declines Colombia Hearings invite

25 April 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP told a press conference in Belfast ion Tuesday that he would not be travelling to give evidence at the Committee on International Relations Hearing. Free article

Secret papers and British guilt

25 April 2002

Secret government documents have revealed British plans to cover up their role in the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombing, in which 33 Irish citizens were killed and many more seriously injured. Free article

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Crossmaglen man needed seven stitches

25 April 2002

Peter Caraher, a member of the South Armagh Farmers and Residents' Committee, was severely beaten while in RUC/PSNI custody last week. Free article

Pensioners terrorised in North Belfast

25 April 2002

Two elderly pensioners suffered shock after a UDA bomb exploded at the rear of their houses and set fire to an oil tank, which erupted in flames. Free article


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