5 March 1998 Edition

How community opposition beat international capital

5 March 1998

TEN years ago a whisper went around east Cork. The American chemical company that had made Agent Orange for the US military wanted to build a drugs factory on the rich pastures outside Killeagh. Free article

Garvaghy protest call

5 March 1998

A major protest rally is to be held on the Garvaghy Road on Sunday 22 March and the Residents Coalition is calling for mass support. Free article

He came, he spoke, he didn't impress

5 March 1998

MARTIN MANSERGH, special adviser to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, came to the Springvale Centre in West Belfast on Tuesday evening 3 March. Free article

Prisoners given update

5 March 1998

Sinn Féin Vice-President Pat Doherty and talks negotiator Martin Ferris along with Aine O Suilleabhain and Bob Smyth met with Republican POWs in Port Laoise Prison last Friday. Free article

MEP supports inclusive talks

5 March 1998

A rally for inclusive talks held in Monaghan town on Saturday 28 February was addressed by a broad platform of speakers which included Green Party MEP for Dublin Patricia McKenna, Women's Coalition member Brenda Callaghan, Independent Fianna Fáil TD Harry Blaney and Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin. Free article

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SDLP `propping up the RUC'

5 March 1998

Sinn Fein councillor Michael Browne has attacked the SDLP on Belfast City Council who recently voted with Unionists on a number of votes which have assisted unionist discrimination against Sinn Fein. Free article

Family's anger at Bell campaign

5 March 1998

The uncle of 18 year old nationalist Peter McBride, shot dead by two British soldiers from the Scots Guards regiment has slammed another push to free his nephews' killers as, ``2,000 slaps in the face for our family.'' Free article

Ex-POW wins compo

5 March 1998

TEN years after a prison beating that left Martin Meehan hospitalised for a week, a Court has awarded him £14,000 in damages. Free article

Another extradition sought

5 March 1998

THE extradition of another Irish citizen to Britain has been ordered by a Dublin court. Free article

SDLP's Attwood joins battle against Felons

5 March 1998

As the RUC vendetta against the Felons Club continues, their latest ally has turned out to be the SDLP's Alex Attwood. He was first on his feet to oppose the Felons' request to have their club licence transferred to a public house licence at the monthly meeting of Belfast City Council on Tuesday 3 March. Free article


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