28 October 1999 Edition

Kelly puts record staight in wake of Lynch death

28 October 1999

Sinn Féin Assembly member John Kelly, a leading republican at the centre of the 1970 arms trial, has argued that history is being rewritten in the wake of the death of former Taoiseach Jack Lynch and says that a few historical facts need to be cleared up. Free article

Green Paper cuts through grey areas

28 October 1999

From 1983 on, the Irish public has periodically engaged in hugely divisive debates surrounding the difficult issue of abortion. Shortly after Bertie Ahern became Taoiseach in 1997, he indicated the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrats government's intention to issue a Green paper on the subject. Free article

`Outrageous' remarks by Hamill appeal case judge

28 October 1999

COMMENTS by presiding Judge Campbell during an appeal hearing in relation to the killing of Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill have been described by local Sinn Féin Assembly member Dara O'Hagan as ``outrageous''. Free article

RUC-DHSS checkpoints challenged by Sinn Féin

28 October 1999

SINN FÉIN Assembly member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Gerry McHugh, held a meeting on Monday 25 October with Department of Health and Social Security officials to demand an end to joint DHSS and RUC checkpoints in the area. Free article

No Irish on Citybus

28 October 1999

The Children's Law Centre is to take a case of racial discrimination against Belfast bus company Citybus after two teenagers speaking Irish on a bus were threatened by a bus driver. Free article

Historic grant for Gaelscoil

28 October 1999

PARENTS of children attending a County Tyrone Gaelscoil which has been promised £50,000 from the Irish government now want the British government to follow suit and officially fund the school. Free article

Threat and RUC summons sent to wrong address

28 October 1999

THE RUC is suspected of being behind death threats to Lurgan Sinn Féin member Matt Rooney and his family after he received letters from the RUC and the Loyalist Volunteer Force - both sent sent separately within days of each other and both to the same wrong address. Free article

Sinn Féin TD meets Cuban Foreign Minister

28 October 1999

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin has called for a more proactive approach from the Irish government in opposing the U.S. blockade of Cuba. The Cavan/Monaghan deputy was speaking after a meeting in Leinster House with Cuba's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Filipe Perez Roque. Deputy O Caoláin said: Free article

Sinn Féin demands action on TD's racism

28 October 1999

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Larry O'Toole has called on Ivor Callely to apologise for remarks the Fianna Fáil TD made regarding asylum seekers and for the Eastern Health Board to review his position as Chair of the Board Free article

Relatives for Justice open Belfast office

28 October 1999

Poetry and praise were in abundance at the opening of the Relatives for Justice (RFJ) group's offices in Belfast this week. Free article


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