11 November 1999 Edition

Be the worst

11 November 1999

The lack of new recruits to the British army is now so desperate that the Ministry of Defence is considering sending recruitment officers into young offenders institutions in an attempt to fill its 5,000 personnel shortfall. Free article

500th day of Garvaghy siege marked

11 November 1999

The Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition is to host a public meeting to mark the 500th day of siege, which falls on Saturday, 13 November. Free article

Workers want a decent society - Inez McCormack

11 November 1999

``Workers want a real pay increase, but they also want decisions which will deliver a decent society.'' Free article

O Caoláin deplores retention of Section 31 powers

11 November 1999

Speaking on the new Broadcasting Bill in the Dáil on Wednesday Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin has signalled his intention to table an amendment to the Bill repealing Section 31 of the 1960 Broadcasting Act, which for years banned Sinn Féin spokepersons from the airwaves. He deplored the retention of Section 31 powers in the new Bill. Free article

Support the students

11 November 1999

Sinn Féin's Foyle Assembly member, Mary Nelis, has called on the public to support next week's rally organised by students at Belfast City Hall. Free article

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Shoot to kill - A search for justice

11 November 1999

The 1980 RUC killing of Volunteer Teddy O'Neill took place before the onset of what is now termed the RUC's shoot-to-kill policy Free article

Tom Williams - Still hope for republican burial

11 November 1999

Appeals continue for the remains of executed IRA Volunteer Tom Williams to be buried at the republican plot in West Belfast's Milltown cemetery. Free article

Scandal surrounds Kepak closure in Drumshambo

11 November 1999

Leitrim Foods, the Kepak operation at Drumshambo, County Leitrim, closed down last June, and last week was inviting buyers in for the machinery in the plant. A large and angry meeting last week of townspeople last week called on Mary Harney to put a stop to this asset stripping and make Kepak repay the £900,000 they have received in grants. Free article

Marie Moore to open Women's Conference

11 November 1999

Marie Moore, the first ever Sinn Féin Deputy Mayor of Belfast, will be a featured speaker at Sinn Féin's National Women's Conference this Saturday, 13 November, at the Regency Airport Hotel in Dublin. Free article

Microsoft found guilty of abusing power

11 November 1999

William Gates III was for a few hours this week a poorer man. When the Wall Street Stock Exchange began trading last Monday the share price of Microsoft Corp., the company Gates founded, fell by over 8% of its value. Free article


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