23 April 1998 Edition

Harassment continues

23 April 1998

In Tyrone a young Donaghmore man was stopped by a large contingent of British soldiers as he drove to Armagh last Friday. The man was stopped just outside Eglish at about 10.30am by a foot patrol with soldiers on either side of the road in adjacent fields. Free article

``Widespread concern'' over Articles 2 and 3

23 April 1998

Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin abstained in the vote on the Good Friday document and the proposed constitutional changes in Leinster House on Tuesday 21 April. He said Sinn Féin was still assessing both the positives and negatives in the outcome of the talks and it would be for the membership to decide. The following is an edited version of his remarks. Free article

Hamill family abused in court

23 April 1998

At a preliminary hearing into the murder of Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill, Paul Dobson, the only man to remain in custody charged with the killing was further remanded in custody until trial in Belfast crown court later in the year. Free article

Fury at DPP decisionFury at DPP decision

23 April 1998

A decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions not to take any action against British soldiers involved in the death of Derryman Dermot McShane, has been greeted with outrage by human rights groups, local politicians and the dead man's family. Free article

Gardai pressurise Minister on prison releases

23 April 1998

The 26 County Minister for Justice, John O'Donoghue, claimed in Leinster House on Tuesday that those facing charges arising out of the shooting dead of Special Branch Detective Jerry McCabe in Adare, County Limerick would not come under the ambit of release programmes following the Good Friday agreement at Stormont. Free article

No Racism - No Deportations Day of Action

23 April 1998

A coalition of groups including the Association of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Anti Fascist Action, the Anti Racism Campaign and Immigrant Solidarity in Cork have organised a Day of Action to highlight the plights of asylum seekers in Ireland. Free article


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