29 April 1999 Edition

Ingram snubs Springhill massacre victims

29 April 1999

British `victims' minister Adam Ingram has been accused of snubbing members of the Springhill Massacre Committee, who requested a meeting with him. In his reply to the group, Ingram claimed there was no need for a meeting, saying that ``all deaths... resulting from military activity are investigated''. Free article

Community takes on multi-million pound industry

29 April 1999

The community of South Lotts, Ringsend in Dublin's South East Inner City went into battle last week against leading players in the recent boom in the construction industry, Zoe Development Ltd. Free article

Stevens move aimed at preventing Finucane Inquiry

29 April 1999

Geraldine Finucane, wife of assasinated solicitor Pat Finucane, has condemned RUC Chief Ronnie Flanagan's appointment of John Stevens to reopen the investigation into the murder of her husband 10 years ago and has said she will not take part in the investigation. Free article

McElduff challenges UUP's Hussey

29 April 1999

Sinn Fein's West Tyrone Assembly member, Barry McElduff, has challenged the UUP's joint whip, Derek Hussey, to explain the contradiction between his support for the Good Friday Agreement and the actions of the band he cofounded, the Castlederg Young Loyalists. Free article

Bloody Sunday - anonymity debated

29 April 1999

Lawyers representing the families of those killed and injured by British paratroopers on Bloody Sunday have told the Saville Inquiry that it should get information from whatever sources it can. Free article

Dublin/Monaghan bombings cover-up

29 April 1999

The Garda Special Branch, it emerged last weekend, is looking at fresh claims by a former RUC man that his colleagues in British military intelligence and the Ulster Defence Regiment were behind the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974, the worst single act of violence in the past 30 years of conflict. Free article

Racist bombings in London

29 April 1999

On 17 April and 24 April, two successive Saturdays, areas strongly associated with immigrant communities, Brixton in South London and Brick Lane in East London, were targeted by nail-bombs, left without warning and clearly intended to maim and kill. It is only by chance that npobody has yet been killed, although the casualties number dozens. Free article

Adams slams NATO bombing and `Partnership for Peace'

29 April 1999

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has strongly slated the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrat government's intention to join NATO's `Partnership for Peace' organisation. He was speaking at a conference on Irish neutrality and European security organised by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) in Trinity College, Dublin, on Saturday, 24 April. Also contributing to the debate were Labour Party President Proinsias De Rossa and Fine Gael TD Alan Dukes. Free article


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