11 February 1999 Edition

ESB dumps asbestos on Co Longford housing estate

11 February 1999

People in the little Shannonside village of Lanesborough, Co Longford, are living in fear - great fear. Just before Christmas the residents of Church View saw men in white `space suits' sweeping directly outside their houses - apparently cleaning up, or sweeping up samples to test for asbestos. The residents themselves didn't have any white suits. Free article

Mullen wins appeal

11 February 1999

London-based campaigners for Irish political prisoners were jubilant last Thursday as the last Republican prisoner held in England, Nick Mullen, was released by the Court of Appeal. Free article

Loughgall - still searching for the truth

11 February 1999

The recent `revelation' that Margaret Thatcher ``personally authorised'' the use of lethal force at Loughgall on 8 May 1987 is of no surprise to republicans. Free article

Adams launches local government campaign

11 February 1999

``Sinn Fein is a Republican Labour party, with radical practical policies on issues which affect ordinary people. We are seeking to build a partnership with the community which will improve the quality of life of all our people, but especially the most disadvantaged in our society''. Free article

Youth slam RUC

11 February 1999

Young people from across the Six Counties broke their silence about how the criminal justice system has failed them during a conference held last Tuesday in the Europa Hotel in Belfast. The conference was organised by the Committee on the Administration of Justice, the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders and the Nucleus centre. Over 70 young people and representatives of various community groups attended. Free article

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Derry support for Garvaghy residents

11 February 1999

A large turnout at a public meeting in Derry on Sunday night organised in support of Garvaghy Road residents heard Breandán MacCionnaith accuse the media of swallowing the RUC version of events there. Free article

Government's strategy for West Belfast criticised

11 February 1999

``The decline of FG Wilson and Mackie International, both of which have been heavily supported by the Industrial Development Board, has raised serious questions about the government's industrial strategy for West Belfast'', says Denis O'Hearn, chair of the West Belfast Economic Forum. Free article

Saoirse court triumph

11 February 1999

A Belfast judge has cleared four Saoirse members who were convicted after they occupied the roof of Belfast's Waterfront Hall in a Saoirse protest two years ago. Free article

John Davey: a man of commitment

11 February 1999

St Valentine's Day marks the 10th anniversary of the murder of Sinn Fein councillor John Davey, a life long republican and active member of Magherafelt District Council. Free article

No government policy on housing crisis

11 February 1999

There is no coherent government policy to meet the biggest housing crisis this country has seen since the late 1960s. This was the message from Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin when he spoke in a housing debate in the Dáil last week. Free article

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