14 January 1999 Edition

Bloody Sunday is about all our dead

14 January 1999

``Widgery found the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent'', were Fr Edward Daly's (later to become Bishop Daly) remarks after the findings of the Widgery tribunal into the Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry in 1972. Free article

Ingram runs with military agenda

14 January 1999

Toni Carragher of the South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee has expressed her anger at the failure of NIO security minister Adam Ingram to take seriously the concerns of local people about the heavy militarisation of the South Armagh area, ``the most heavily militarised area of Western Europe''. Free article

RUC again assault GAA members

14 January 1999

For the second time in two weeks the RUC has targetted members of a County Derry GAA club. Free article

Fighting for the workers' share in the nation's wealth

14 January 1999

Roisín de Rossa interviews Carolann Duggan, an almost unknown trade union activist who nearly won the election for President of the largest union in Ireland Free article

Sinn Fein force closure of Castlecourt RUC barracks

14 January 1999

After a month of sustained campaigning, Belfast Sinn Fein successfully closed the RUC `information shop' in the city's Castlecourt shopping centre. On Friday 8 January, the RUC announced that the barracks would close. Sinn Fein Councillor for West Belfast Chrissie McAuley proclaimed the closure as a victory for the entire nationalist community. She slammed the `cheap PR stunt' as a `complete failure' and commended the work of the campaigners. Free article

SF push for Human Rights Commission commitment

14 January 1999

Sinn Féin Assembly members Mary Nelis and Dara O'Hagan met with Minister Paul Murphy on Tuesday morning, 12 January, to push for a real commitment to human rights in the Human Rights Commission to be established as part of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

SF launch recomendations for new judicial system

14 January 1999

Sinn Féin is calling for policing, repressive legislation and a comprehensive review of the justice system to be addressed in tandem, as accepted in the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

New home for Meánscoil Feirste

14 January 1999

The move of Meánscoil Feirste into the old St Mary's Hostel behind the Beechmount Leisure Centre on the Falls Road was completed on Monday of this week when Belfast's only Irish Medium Education secondary school opened its new premises to 300 school children. Free article

High rise protest

14 January 1999

Plans for a 24 storey private apartment complex at Georges Quay, Townsend Street, Dublin, has been met with anger from local residents, who rightly feel that this development would be detrimental to the community. Free article

SF Constituency Office - building on success

14 January 1999

The workload of the West Belfast Sinn Féin Constituency Office, relocated from the Falls Road to the Twin Spires Centre in November, has grown by over 40% since 1996, according to its annual report released this week. Free article


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