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12 July 2007 Edition

'Operation Banner' : British army did not and could not defeat the IRA

12 July 2007

The Irish Republican Army is professional, dedicated, highly skilled and resilient, according to one of the British Army's highest-ranking officers, General Mike Jackson. The assessment emerged after the British army was forced to publish an internal educational document under the Freedom of Information Act. Free article

Historical status of Long Kesh must be maintained

12 July 2007

Removing the historic status of the former Long Kesh prison and hospital wing where Hunger Strikers died would be ludicrous, Martin McGuinness has said. Free article

Housing : Growing concern over mortgage debt

12 July 2007

Amid growing political controversy, former Progressive Democrat junior Minister Tom Parlon, who lost his seat at the recent 26 County general election, is to take up a position as Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Free article

Remembering Joe McDonnell

12 July 2007

The welcome break in the unseasonal weather, which saw Belfast drenched in heavy showers over the past week, coincided with the timing of last Sunday's commemoration march for Hunger Striker Joe McDonnell. Free article

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Healthcare is a Right Campaign to be stepped up

12 July 2007

Following the Health Services Executive's (HSE) awarding tenders to a number of private consortiums last week to build private hospitals on public hospital land Sinn Féin's Ard Chomhairle decided on Saturday, 7 July to step up its Healthcare is a Right Campaign throughout the 26-counties. Free article

Schoolboy seriously ill after sectarian attack

12 July 2007

Despite the efforts of the North Belfast Interface Monitoring Group (NBIMG) to ensure a peaceful summer at Belfast's interfaces a sectarian attack has left a 15-year-old Catholic schoolboy seriously ill in hospital. Free article


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