16 October 1997 Edition

UN to investigate harassment of lawyers

16 October 1997

Monday morning sees the arrival of Dr Param Cumaraswamy from the UN Commission on Human Rights. He will investigate abuses suffered by defence lawyers acting for persons charged with republican activity. Free article

Garvaghy Residents Coalition snubbed

16 October 1997

Breandan MacCionnaith, chairperson of the Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition, was manhandled and prevented from handing a letter of protest to the British Prime Minister at Craigavon Civic Centre on Monday 13 October. Earlier a unionist councillor had handed a letter to Blair without interference. ``When a reporter tried to report the incident an RUC man struck her across the face,'' MacCionnaith said. Free article

McVeigh book launched

16 October 1997

Sunshine and a fiddler gave a perfect atmosphere for the launch of `Crying Out for Justice' by Fr Joe McVeigh. The book is a collection of essays spanning fifteen years highlighting human rights issues in the Six Counties. Free article

New Lodge mural unveiled

16 October 1997

Brendan `Bik' McFarlane ex-POW and former OC of the H Blocks unveiled a stunning new mural by Belfast artists Danny Devenney and Marty Lyons on Sunday 12 October. The mural, representing the prison struggle through the years, shows images of the hunger strikers and the political status campaign during the 70s and 80s. It is situated on the New Lodge Road at the corner of Ludlow Square. Free article

Flying its brightest colours

16 October 1997

An Phoblacht vists the renovated Felons Club in West Belfast Free article

Sinn Féin supports new services for addicts

16 October 1997

A new community support service for drug addicts and their families proposed for the Donore area of Dublin was debated at public meetings in the area last week. Free article

Protests against dangerous foods

16 October 1997

Robert Allen reports on growing direct action action against global food corporations Free article


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