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17 April 2003 Edition

Publish the Declaration

17 April 2003

The Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle met in Julianstown County Meath for a detailed discussion of the latest developments in the peace process Free article

Republicans must remain resolute - IRA

17 April 2003

"This is a period for republicans to remain resolute," says the IRA in its Easter message, its second public statement in four days. Free article

Nelson dies

17 April 2003

Whether by accident or design, the death of British agent Brian Nelson, just days before the publication of a report into the assassination of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane and British state collusion with loyalist death squads, will be viewed as remarkably auspicious by some. Free article

Dickson 'disturbed' but still no plastic bullet ban

17 April 2003

Brice Dickson, head of the Human Rights Commission is "concerned" and "disturbed" by evidence presented by the independent Omega Group, which shows that the recently deployed new plastic bullet (L21A1) is even more dangerous than its predecessor. Commenting on the recently published report, Dickson called for the British government to "step up its search for a safe alternative and to set itself a time limit for withdrawing the baton round". Free article

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Loyalist linked to Rosemary Nelson killing

17 April 2003

It has been revealed that the RUC had hoped to charge a prominent unionist paramilitary in connection with the murder of Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson four years ago. Free article

Antrim family escape death

17 April 2003

An Antrim mother and her three young children aged 1,2,and 3 years old were lucky to be alive after an arson attack on their home in the Rathenraw estate in the early hurs of Wednesday morning, 9 April. Free article


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