25 November 1999 Edition

South Armagh demands independent inquiry

25 November 1999

South Armagh residents are urgently seeking a meeting with the Dublin and London governments after being told that their personal details were amongst British Military Intelligence documentation uncovered at Stoneyford Orange Hall, County Antrim. Free article

Sectarian abuse of Catholic soldier

25 November 1999

A Catholic man serving in the Royal Irish Regiment has made a complaint to the British Army about a litany of sectarian abuse he suffered at the hands of members of the regiment, which, he says, has been infiltrated by loyalist death squads. Free article

Murphy blasts ``sick joke''

25 November 1999

Sinn Féin's Newry and Armagh Assembly member, Conor Murphy, has branded the presentation of a peace prize to the Royal Irish Regiment (formerly known as the Ulster Defence Regiment) as a ``sick joke''. Free article

No confidence in O'Donoghue on asylum

25 November 1999

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin supported the vote of no confidence in Justice Minister John O'Donoghue in the Dáil on Wednesday night, 24 November. He backed the motion on the basis of the government's failure on the issue of refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants. Free article

Volunteer Michael McVerry honoured

25 November 1999

The Volunteer Michael McVerry Memorial Lecture was delivered by Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin at Cullyhanna, Co. Armagh on Friday, 19 November. IRA Volunteer McVerry died on active service on 15 November 1973 at the age of 21. He was widely known and respected in the South Armagh community. Free article

University body slammed for promoting British Army careers

25 November 1999

Sinn Féin Down District Councillor Paddy McGreevy has slammed UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for distributing promotional literature on behalf of the British crown forces. Free article

Healing plant faces restriction

25 November 1999

St. John's Wort is an effective herbal treatment for depression and many other ailments. Robert Allen argues that plans to make this extraordinary healing plant available only on prescription from 1 January next will severely restrict its use, as so few medical doctors in Ireland have herbal medicine knowledge Free article

Policing the future - A Conference on the Patten proposals

25 November 1999

There was complete silence. All morning we had discussed the fine detail of the Patten proposals for the future of policing and now we were confronted with the reality of the RUC. The conference, organised by the Falls Community Centre, had not attracted the numbers but within the community sector, the key activists were there. And now the ``movers and shakers'' were visibly moved and shaken as they watched film footage of RUC `policing' on the Lower Ormeau Road earlier this year. Free article

Prentice paid money to LVF leader's wife

25 November 1999

Portadown businessman Albert Prentice, one of two brothers currently suing the author of ``The Committee'' Sean McPhilemy for libel in the USA, must disclose details of the money he admittedly paid to the wife of his nephew, Mark ``Swinger'' Fulton, a US court has ruled. Free article

Prisoner welfare group relaunched

25 November 1999

Veteran republican Joe Cahill has called for a renewed focus on the welfare needs of republican prisoners in the coming months. Free article


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