30 September 1999 Edition

Long march of shame II

30 September 1999

The several hundred anti-agreement unionists who gathered on Saturday 25 September for the second leg of the `Long March' let their political slip show when they unfurled their `Real Victims - No Terrorists in Government' banner as they set off from the staunchly loyalist Sandy Row. Free article

British guns seized

30 September 1999

A British Army spokesperson has confirmed that an unspecified number of Iraqi-made AK-47 rifles, held illegally as `war trophies' by Scots Guards at the Ballykinlar British army camp in County Down, were seized during a routine search months ago. Free article

October human rights conference

30 September 1999

A major conference to highlight the issue of state violence is to be held on 16 October in County Tyrone. Free article

Dirty tricks in South Armagh

30 September 1999

An alleged death threat against nine people in the Bessbrook area purporting to come from Direct Action Against Drugs is part of a dirty tricks campaign designed to wreck the peace process, says Sinn Féin Assembly member Conor Murphy. Free article

Shut Springfield Road security gates

30 September 1999

Following a series of attacks by armed loyalists on the Springfield Road in West Belfast early on Saturday morning, 25 September, local residents and elected representatives are calling for the Department of the Environment to ``ensure that `security gates' are closed at appropriate times''. Free article

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Nurses need our support

30 September 1999

Columnists and politicians have rounded on the nurses this week as expectations of an impending strike mount. The Minister for Health and Children, Brian Cowen, waved a reproving finger. Such action, he said, ``is in direct breach of the industrial peace clause of Partnership 2000''. Free article

McCreevy urged to call for cancellation of debt at IMF meeting

30 September 1999

Dublin's Minister for Finance, Charlie McCreevy TD, has been urged to use his meeting with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington this week to call for the cancellation of Third World Debt. Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin urged the Minister to voice the overwhelming support of the Irish people for the debt cancellation. The Minister traveled to Washington on Monday for meetings which continued throughout the week. Deputy O Caoláin said: Free article

Large SF delegation at Labour Conference

30 September 1999

Sinn Féin has sent its largest ever delegation to this year's Labour Party conference in Bournemouth. The delegation includes Assembly members Martin McGuinness, Mitchel McLaughlin, Bairbre de Brún and Francie Molloy, as well as Belfast Councillor Chrissie McAuley. Free article

Dublin candidate chosen

30 September 1999

Aengus O Snodaigh has been chosen as the Sinn Féin candidate for Dublin South Central in the forthcoming by-election. Nominated by local party representatives Brian Kenna and Ken Fitzgerald, he was unanimously chosen at a recent election convention to stand for the party. Free article

Anti-mast protestors turn back the `goons'

30 September 1999

They came at 10.45am on 13 September. First, a small unmarked van, followed by a large lorry with Dublin registration. It had no Eircell markings, but it had all the equipment needed to erect a mobile phone mast on the land above the laneway at Berkely, Wexford, just above the Enniscorthy-New Ross Road Free article

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