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18 December 2003 Edition

What links Cory and Barron? - British collusion

18 December 2003

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON BLAIR The British Prime Minister on Wednesday refused to honour his commitments in relation to the Cory and Barron reports. A Sinn Féin delegation consisting of Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Marylou McDonald and Dodie McGuinness met with Tony Blair and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in London. Free article

Barron Report exposes Southern media hypocrisy

18 December 2003

The findings of the Barron Report into the Dublin/Monaghan massacre of 33 Irish citizens and an unborn child in 1974 indicted not only successive Irish Governments for their lack of interest in finding the truth about who carried out the atrocity but also the southern media. Free article

Tony Blair, It's Time To Cut And Run

18 December 2003

So the British Government will not be honouring its promise to publish before the end of the year four reports delivered by Canadian Judge Cory into allegations of state collusion. Dublin will be forced to go ahead and publish its two Cory reports alone, leaving the British to squirm and wriggle out of its commitment. Free article

A target for the State

18 December 2003

"Alex Maskey's home stands out from the other two-storey, two-up two-down dwellings in Gartree Place in the heart of West Belfast. Callers are faced with the wrought-iron security gate, brick wall and steel railings that separate the front garden of the house from the rest of the street. Free article

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The DUP exposed

18 December 2003

"I wanted to know if Dr Paisley knew who was doing these jobs and asked Mallon. He said: "Certainly he does. You have to tell him, and you haven't to tell him. He knows and he doesn't know." These are the words of a convicted loyalist bomber, Sammy Stevenson (1969). Frank Mallon, another suspect bomber referred to in the statement, was subsequently acquitted. Free article

Ahern says no evidence of McDowell's claims

18 December 2003

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil during leaders' questions on Tuesday as Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin rejected accusations against Sinn Féin during which Bertie Ahern conceded that he does not have any evidence that the party is being funded by illegal activity. Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny had called for the government to halt alleged IRA funding of Sinn Féin, if it had such evidence. Free article


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