27 August 1998 Edition

Assembly should promote language

27 August 1998

Gerry Adams, has suggested in a newspaper article this week that the Assembly could set up a Cultural department to assist in the implementation of the provisions in the Good Friday document relating to the Irish language. Free article

McNamee appeal date

27 August 1998

Members of the Danny McNamee Support Group have welcomed the news that an appeal date has been set for 9 November. Free article

Action needed on agriculture

27 August 1998

In the midst of the current crisis affecting farmers across Ireland, SF's Agriculture spokesperson, Gerry McHugh, has called for urgent action that ``will support farmers rather than forcing the weaker producers out of the market''. Free article

Revulsion at Tallaght murder

27 August 1998

The son of an anti drugs activist in Tallaght died in hospital last Monday night following a fatal stabbing from anti-social elements in the area. What has added to the disgust of anti drugs activists and many Dubliners is the lack of media attention and the revelation that there had been many unheeded complaints to the South Dublin County Council regarding the murderer and his family. Free article

Fears for 6-county rate hike

27 August 1998

As the spectre of the Assembly looms large on the horizon, NIO civil servants are busy considering options for the new chamber to vote on in order establish new arrangements for the way the Six Counties are governed. These include massive increases in business and residential rates and scrapping the industrial exemption incentive scheme in order to increase from £450 million the rates contribution towards the £2 billion cost of local government services. Free article

Points debate returns

27 August 1998

The annual anguish faced by many students in the 26 Counties at the hands of the points system again brings focus to an unfair educational system. Free article

`No' Unionists face expulsion

27 August 1998

One Ulster Unionist Assembly member has been expelled and three others face disciplinary proceedings by the party for their opposition to the Good Friday document. Free article

Student row erupts over Drumcree

27 August 1998

A bitter row has erupted within the National Union of Students/Union of Students in Ireland which calls into question the ability of its Regional convenor, Maurice Dickson. Free article

Drumnakilly ambush remembered

27 August 1998

A graveside ceremony in Loughmacrory, Co Tyrone this coming Sunday 30 August will mark the tenth anniversary of the deaths of local IRA members Gerard Harte, Martin Harte and Brian Mullin. Free article

Fógraí bháis

27 August 1998

Mick Sheehan and Aqeelah Alam 1957-1998 Free article


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