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27 June 2002 Edition

Maskey seeks common ground

27 June 2002

`I approach this issue as one who has committed my entire adult life to activism in pursuit of Irish national self-determination and political independence,'' Alex Maskey said of his ground-breaking decision to lay a wreath to commemorate the Battle of the Somme memorial in Belfast on Monday. Free article

Finucane "will rock the foundations of the British state"

27 June 2002

The British government is resisting a full public inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane because it could "rock the foundations of the British state", the son of the murdered Belfast solicitor told a press conference this week. 30-year-old Michael Finucane was accompanied by his sister Katherine (25) and brother John (22). Free article

Parades Commission ignores Springfield residents

27 June 2002

The Parades Commission has outraged Springfield Road residents after it again gave the go ahead for an Orange parade through the nationalist Springfield Road in West Belfast on Saturday 29 June. Free article

Family escapes bomb attack

27 June 2002

A Catholic couple and their 19-year-old son had a lucky escape when the UDA attacked their Ballynahinch home in the early hours of Thursday 20 June. Free article

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Kelly upbeat despite Trimble no-show

27 June 2002

"Some substantial discussion" took place at yesterday, Wednesday 26 June's meeting of the Good Friday Agreement Implementation Body, according to Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly, despite the notable absence of David Trimble. Free article

Soldiers refused screening by Saville

27 June 2002

Lord Saville has refused applications for screening from two former soldiers, Soldier H and Soldier 104. Both are due to appear before the inquiry when it transfers to London in September. Free article


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