18 February 1999 Edition

SF unveils large drugs haul

18 February 1999

A large amount of illegal drugs was presented to gardai at a packed public meeting on Tuesday night called to highlight the issue of open drug dealing in Dublin's South Inner City. Free article

Praise for ex-POWs

18 February 1999

Tommy Holland, Chairperson of the Upper Springfield Community Forum, which is representative of more than 70 groups in the area, has called on both the British and Twenty-Six County governments to ensure that the ``Good Friday Agreement'' is adhered to in relation to the release of prisoners. Free article

RUC target youth

18 February 1999

A 19 year-old man from West Belfast has acussed the RUC of assaulting him as he left a Belfast city centre nightclub in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Free article

Lurgan collusion claim

18 February 1999

Lurgan Sinn Fein councillor John O'Dowd has called on the RUC to release the forensic history of a weapon found near a hijacked vehicle in Magheralin on 30 January. Free article

RUC pressurising businesses

18 February 1999

Businesses in Keady, Armagh, are complaining that the RUC is trying to pressurise them into cooperating with them. Free article

Paddy Mac - a tribute from a friend

18 February 1999

Tuesday 9 February marked the first anniversary of the death of Paddy McManus, or Paddy Mac as we all knew him. At the time of his death Paddy Mac was a Sinn Fein councillor representing the Oldpark area on Belfast City Council. Free article

Band on the run

18 February 1999

West Belfast's Eire Nua Flute band who are off to America for St Patrick's Day are holding a pre-tour fundraiser in the Trinity Lodge in Turf Lodge this Friday 19 February. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Volunteer Harry Burns

18 February 1999

I was deeply honoured to be asked to write this obituary to my dear friend and comrade Harry Burns, but I soon realised what a difficult task it would be to sum up Harry's life within a few short paragraphs. Free article


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