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20 March 2003 Edition

Countdown to slaughter

20 March 2003

By the time you read this, the US/British war on Iraq has begun, with troops on the move and air strikes under way. Free article

IRA Volunteer killed by criminal gang

20 March 2003

The IRA has categorically dismissed media speculation around the fatal shooting of an IRA Volunteer in a border village last week. In a statement signed by P O'Neill, the IRA confirmed that Keith Rogers was a member of Oglaigh na hÉireann but insisted that "he was unarmed" and that "he was not on active service" at the time of his death. The statement described Keith Rogers' killer as "an armed criminal" and added that the IRA Volunteer died "while defending his community". Free article

Hanging on the telephone

20 March 2003

Niall Connolly was there aurally, if not in person, as two to three hundred people gathered outside the Department of Foreign Affiars in Dublin on Saturday last to demand the release of the three Irishmen held in Colombia. Free article

Electoral Office not coping with demand

20 March 2003

Sinn Féin Director of Elections Danny Power says the Six-County Electoral Office is not dealing adequately with applications from voters to be included on the electoral register. Free article

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Call for investigation after Strabane death

20 March 2003

A Strabane man died on the way to hospital after he was crushed to death by the security gate at the town's PSNI barracks in the early hours of Monday morning. Free article

Interface violence marks St Patrick's weekend

20 March 2003

An upsurge in sectarian anti-Catholic violence by unionist paramilitaries in interface areas throughout the Six Counties over the course of the St Patrick's Day weekend appeared to follow a distinct pattern. Free article


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