3 September 1998 Edition

Belfast award honours Pat McGeown

3 September 1998

``Anytime you met Pat Beag you invariably came away feeling better for the experience,'' writes Terry Enright in a tribute to Pat McGeown. Free article

Chinook overflight in Monaghan

3 September 1998

Consternation was caused in the mid-Monaghan town of Castleblayney and over a wide area of its hinterland on Tuesday morning when a formation of six Chinook helicopters flew overhead. The close grouping of unmarked military aircraft flew low over the town and made its way along a flight path above the Monaghan Road. Reported sightings in the Annyalla and Clontibret areas mark the route taken before the grouping turned north and over the border. Free article

Families hurt by insensitive journalism

3 September 1998

A spurious article in the Irish News which implied division in a County Tyrone village has distressed relatives of an Omagh bomb victim and the families of three IRA Volunteers killed by the British SAS. Free article

Anger flares at politicians and Gardaí in Tallaght

3 September 1998

The anger, sadness and frustration felt by the Tallaght community and others at the murder of 14 year-old Ben Smith and the inaction of relevant authorities, was exposed at a public meeting organised by Killinarden Action Against Drugs (KAAD) and the Coalition Of Communities Against Drugs (COCAD) on Tuesday night. Free article

Irish history-writing after revisionism

3 September 1998

Dr Brendan Bradshaw, Director of History Studies at the University of Cambridge and reader in history at Queen's College, gave a keynote lecture at last weekend's Desmond Greaves Summer School in Dublin. Free article

Councillor on `death list'

3 September 1998

Downpatrick Sinn Fein councillor, Paddy McGreevy, has strengthened his personal security after being told by the RUC that he is on a death list. Free article

Turkey rejects PKK ceasefire

3 September 1998

The PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) has announced a unilateral and unconditional ceasefire, which came into effect on Tuesday 1 September. The announcement was made last Friday by the PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, in a telephone interview with the Kurdish satellite television channel Med TV. Free article

Black Preceptory meets Newry residents

3 September 1998

The Royal Black Preceptory (RBP) voluntarily rerouted their parade in Newry last Saturday following an historic series of meetings attended by the RBP, local residents, councillors and business leaders. Free article

Praise for those who died for freedom

3 September 1998

Sinn Fein Assembly member and party vice-President, Pat Doherty, addressing a large crowd at the West Tyrone Republican Graves Commemoration last Sunday in Strabane accused those behind the Omagh bombing of attempting to ``sully the names and memories of those who fought with integrity, dedication and commitment''. Free article

Tom Williams commemoration

3 September 1998

It is with some sadness, says Liam Shannon of the National Graves Association, that Republicans will gather in Milltown Cemetery this Sunday to mark the 54th Anniversary of Tom Williams' death. Free article


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