2 September 1999 Edition

NIO unionists undermined talks - Mitchell

2 September 1999

Former U.S. senator and talks chairperson George Mitchell is accusing the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) of attempting to sabotage the peace process by leaking information on British government policy to the media. Free article

COCAD says crisis is here

2 September 1999

The Coalition of Communities Against Drugs (COCAD) said this week that the heroin problem in Dublin and across the country is now developing to worse than 1996 proportions.. Free article

TV democracy

2 September 1999

``I don't think it lends itself to a yes or no decision''. This was just one of the incredulous assertions of Paddy Mullarkey ,current secretary general of the Department of Finance, at the Leinster House Public Accounts inquiry this week. Mullarkey's contribution was one in a long line of similar ones from him and other government officials who ran rings around their TD inquisitors. Free article

SF Assembly member charged over Ormeau

2 September 1999

SINN FÉIN Assembly member Sue Ramsey has been charged with public order offences around the civil rights protest against the Apprentice Boys march on Belfast's Ormeau Road on 14 August. Free article

Nationalist anger at sectarian parade in Newry

2 September 1999

TWENTY-NINE loyalist bands and over a thousand Orange marchers paraded through Newry on Friday, 27 August, hemming nationalists into their houses for over three hours. Sinn Féin Councillor Davy Hyland called the move a ``clearly sectarian exercise''. Free article

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Make sure of your vote

2 September 1999

NATIONALIST VOTERS are being urged to complete and return their electoral registration forms as a matter of urgency. Free article

New Lodge man pressurised

2 September 1999

A 28-year-old man from the New Lodge Road in Belfast has come forward to accuse the RUC of trying to recruit him as an informer. Free article

Tourists intimidated in Bushmills

2 September 1999

TOURISTS from the 26 Counties are increasingly afraid to visit the North Antrim town of Bushmills - home of one of the world's most famous whiskeys - because of loyalist intimidation. Free article

Greaves Summer School `99

2 September 1999

The annual Desmond Greaves Summer School reconvened for the eleventh time since his death in 1988. Desmond Greaves was a dedicated and committed socialist-republican revolutionary, intellectual and historian. His masterpieces were Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution and The Life and Times of James Connolly, both of which are essential reading for republicans seeking a deeper and broader understanding of the struggle. Free article

Bus drivers set date for strike

2 September 1999

Consider this, almost every aspect of the traffic crisis in Dublin has been publicly aired over the last year but most particularly this summer. We have all worried about the introduction of a new Quality Bus Corridor (QBC) through South County Dublin. Free article


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