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8 August 2002 Edition

British and unionists must tackle sectarianism - Adams

8 August 2002

After a series of UDA attacks on Alliance Avenue in North Belfast over the weekend, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams visited the area on Wednesday 7 August to talk with the residents who have been affected. Free article

Loyalists planned to assassinate two other lawyers

8 August 2002

Leaked details contained in a draft of the forthcoming Stevens report have revealed that, in addition to murdering Pat Finucane, loyalists planned to assassinate two more lawyers identified by British army intelligence as being 'sympathetic' to the IRA. They are believed to have been assisted in the enterprise by the British agent Brian Nelson. The report is also expected to say that the murder of Pat Finucane was 'wholly preventable'. Free article

UDA threaten Catholics in Derry

8 August 2002

A group of up to 100 loyalists attacked a hostel for the homeless at John Street in Derry in the early hours of Friday, 2 August. It was the latest in a series of sectarian attacks in the Foyle Road area over the last week. Free article

Derry bombing claims life

8 August 2002

Foyle Assembly member Mitchel McLaughlin has expressed condolences to the family of David Caldwell, the construction worker killed in an explosion in Derry on Thursday 1 August. Free article


SDLP running for cover on policing

8 August 2002

Sinn Féin Assembly Group Leader Conor Murphy has said that the SDLP are increasingly desperate in their search for political cover over mistakes in joining the Policing Board. Free article

Democracy the issue in Nice referendum - ó Snodaigh

8 August 2002

Speaking at the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Donegal at the weekend, Sinn Féin European Affairs spokesperson Aengus ó Snodaigh said the government is attempting to bully the electorate into reversing their decision on the Treaty of Nice. He said democracy was the primary issue in the Nice 2 referendum. Free article

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