19 August 1999 Edition

Wexford mast wars

19 August 1999

Nothing seems to be going right for Wexford County Council these days. Free article

Antrim council by-election candidate

19 August 1999

Thirty-four-year-old Aine Gribbon has been selected to stand for Sinn Féin in the ntrim Council by-election on 8 September. Originally from West Belfast, the mother of six represents part of the new guard of Sinn Féin - bright, young and committed to community issues. Free article

Inequality in the shadows of `Celtic Tiger'

19 August 1999

Last summer Sean Treacy, a well known republican from the Heath and his colleague, Robert Dunne, from Robertstown, were killed on a building site in Newbridge when a 15-foot trench fell in on them. Seán had just been filling in a couple of days work for a friend. It was never explained why there was no shuttering on the trench, but everyone knows there is a hurry on a site to get the job finished in time. Time means money. Shuttering takes time. The lack of it took lives. Free article

The last word

19 August 1999

The current issue of An Glór Gafa/The Captive Voice, the magazine written and produced by republican prisoners, is currently on sale. Here, former hunger striker Laurence McKeown, one of the magazine's founders, discusses the inspiration and history of the magazine. Free article

Campaign to save hospitals

19 August 1999

Anti-hospital closure campaigners attended a public meeting convened by the Southern Health Board at the Oklin House Hotel on Monday, 16 August, to discuss the closure of acute services at the South Tyrone Hospital in Dungannon. Free article

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Silence from Dáil over British surveillance

19 August 1999

SINN FÉIN TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin has questioned the Dáil's lack of action over the revelation that the British state intercepted all international telephone, fax, e-mail and data communications from the 26 Counties throughout the 1990s. The scandal was exposed in a recent Channel 4 television documentary. Free article

Belfast nurses accused of failing RUC victims

19 August 1999

South Belfast Sinn Féin councillor Sean Hayes has accused nurses from the City and Royal Victoria Hospitals in Belfast of failing the people injured by the RUC on the Ormeau Road after peaceful protesters were beaten off the road to clear the path for Apprentice Boys. Free article

Secret payments point to collusion

19 August 1999

Recent documents linking the RUC and the NIO to payments made to the families of two men murdered by loyalists in the 1990s have this week reignited the collusion controversy. The documents revealed RUC complicity and the role of British military intelligence in the loyalist murders of Terence McDaid and Gerard Slane. Further information also exposed the role of the Northern Ireland Office in the ensuing cover up. Free article

Unionists fear power sharing

19 August 1999

As the sorry face of Unionism shuffles in and out of meetings with Mo Mowlam, Ronnie Flanagan, and the GOC of the British Army in the Six Counties, muttering ever louder that the British must do something very very bad to Sinn Féin, their naked fear of sharing power with nationalists and republicans is increasingly exposed. Free article

Council house repairs at snail's pace

19 August 1999

The long delays in carrying out essential repairs to council houses and flats has been described as ``totally unacceptable'' by Sinn Féin Councillor Cionnaith O Súilleabháin at recent meetings of Clonakilty UDC. Free article


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