27 May 1999 Edition

O Caoláin abstains on Articles 2&3 bill

27 May 1999

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin recorded the ``anger and frustration'' of nationalists and republicans at the non-implementation of the Good Friday Agreement when he spoke in the Dáil on Wednesday. The Cavan/Monaghan TD withheld support for a government bill to allow the extension of the time period during which the government can declare that the Agreement has been implemented and that therefore the amended Articles Two and Three would remain in the Constitution. Free article

MoD seeks judicial review over Bloody Sunday

27 May 1999

The anonymity row which is plaguing the Bloody Sunday inquiry has taken another twist after it was disclosed that the British soldiers who have been refused anonymity by Lord Saville now intend to judicially review the decision not to grant anonymity, further delaying the inquiry. Free article

Is the Criminal Justice Review a done deal?

27 May 1999

With the media spotlight and public attention firmly focused on the Patten Commission on policing, the consultation process for the Criminal Justice Review has gone largely unheralded. Free article

Getting involved and challenging myths

27 May 1999

In the third of four articles examining the positive effect Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) can have in mending community relationships, Ned Kelly reports from an enrolment meeting in West Belfast and finds out about getting involved. Free article

British held liable for soldier attack

27 May 1999

The British MoD was found guilty of negligence at Belfast's High Court on Wednesday 19 May, as Ardoyne republican Eddie Copeland was awarded £27,500 compensation for injuries he received when a British soldier opened fire on mourners outside the home of deceased IRA Volunteer Thomas Begley in October 1993. Free article

Get out of those gardens!

27 May 1999

Four families living beside Crossmaglen British Army base have launched a campaign for the return of their gardens. The gardens were taken over by the British army at the same time as land belonging to Crossmaglen Rangers GFC. The families' land amounts to over 1,000 square yards and is substantially greater in area than the land to be returned to Crossmaglen Rangers. Free article

Well meaning acts will not counter sectarianism

27 May 1999

The Housing Executive in the North last week unveiled a plan in which community groups, politicians and the RUC will be asked to help devise strategies to deal with intimidation on mixed estates. Free article

Poverty in 1999 - Time for Action

27 May 1999

Three out of every ten households in the Six Counties live on less then £150 per week, according to statistics released this week by the `Northern Ireland' Anti-Poverty Network. Free article

Martin Doherty remembered

27 May 1999

The fifth annual Volunteer Martin Doherty Commemoration took place in Dublin on Sunday, 6 May. IRA Volunteer Martin Doherty was shot dead as he foiled a UVF bomb attack on a function for republican prisoners at the Widow Scallans pub in Dublin's Pearse Street on 21 May 1994. Free article

Housing a key election issue

27 May 1999

A well attended meeting in Ringsend was held to highlight the ongoing housing crisis in Dublin in general and the South East Inner City in particular. Free article


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