3 June 1999 Edition

McBrides challenge British army

3 June 1999

The family of assassinated North Belfast teenager Peter McBride is challenging the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) by seeking a judicial review of the decision to allow the two British soldiers convicted of murder to remain in the army. Free article

Adams and mcGuinness visit South Armagh

3 June 1999

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness were joined this week by Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh, Conor Murphy, local councillors, members of the South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee and local people to view for themselves some of the 31 look-out posts and five extensive British Army/RUC bases within the 20-mile radius of South Armagh. Free article

FAIT allegations being ``looked into''

3 June 1999

A Northern Ireland Office spokesperson has told An Phoblacht that allegations made by a former Families Against Intimidation and Terror (FAIT) employee against the British government front group are ``currently being looked into''. Free article

Dublin's emergency services in crisis

3 June 1999

Sinn Féin's EU candidate for Dublin, Seán Crowe, has claimed that there is a breakdown in Dublin's emergency services. People critically injured in accidents are lying at the side of the road awaiting treatment while in many cases, the nearest ambulance is not contacted. He says that ambulance personnel have complained to him that undue delays are being caused because dispatchers are in many cases not contacting the nearest ambulance. Free article

Hate-filled bigot walks

3 June 1999

On Saturday night, whilst Donald Findlay, now ex-Vice Chairman of Rangers FC, was relishing the prospect of being up to his knees in Fenian blood, the blood of a 16-year old Celtic supporter, stabbed to death after being chased by a gang of Rangers supporters after the Scottish Cup Final, was being mopped up from Bankhall Street in Glasgow just a few hundred yards from his home. Free article

O Caoláin slams Health minister over Monaghan Hospital

3 June 1999

Health Minister Brian Cowen has been slammed by Sinn Féin TD Caoimhgh´ín O Caoláin after his visit to Monaghan this week. The Minister failed to deliver on the election promise made in Fianna Fáil literature currently being distributed which claims that a £5 million modernisation package for Monaghan General Hospital has been announced. Free article

Recruitment attempts

3 June 1999

Strabane Sinn Fein member Colman McCrossan has challenged RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan to come clean on two recent incidents where plainclothed RUC men approached him in an attempt to recruit him as an informer. Free article

Irish school discrimination exposed

3 June 1999

Discrimination against Irish schools across the North is increasing, particularly in rural areas. Free article

If Stephen Lawrence had lived...

3 June 1999

`The judge said he would translate Bengali himself, he didn't of course, because he was white and didn't speak a word of Bengali' - Seventeen-year-old Lauren Bari, from Galway, has been following another racist case in England and poses the question as to what would have happened had Stephen Lawrence defended himself. Free article

Total commitment paying off

3 June 1999

In the last of four articles examining the positive effect Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) can have in mending community relationships, Ned Kelly talks to Tommy Holland and Marty Morris - two members of the Upper Springfield team in Belfast, who have driven the project forward to a position of pre-eminence in Ireland. Free article


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