20 January 2000 Edition

UVF commander worked in RUC barracks

20 January 2000

An Phoblacht has learned that the building firm run by assassinated UVF leader Richard Jameson carried out building work in Gough RUC barracks in Armagh, one of the North's most notorious RUC interrogation centres, and in Maghaberry Prison. Free article

Letter bomb at home of SF Councillor

20 January 2000

A letter bomb was discovered at the home of Monaghan Sinn Féin Councillor Owen Smyth on Tuesday, 18 January. The package was found to contain an explosive substance and was later defused by a military mob disposal squad. Free article

McKenna to be extradited?

20 January 2000

Gardai have begun extradition proceedings against self-styled human rights campaigner Vincent McKenna after the Director of Public Prosecutions in Dublin ruled that it would press child sex abuse charges against him. Free article

Building on republican potential in Antrim

20 January 2000

Sinn Féin is campaigning to regain the party's seat on Antrim Borough Council on 2 February. The party wants to ensure nationalist representation on a body that has a long history of neglect, sectarianism and discrimination. Caítlin Doherty reports. Free article

Don O'Leary to resign

20 January 2000

Sinn Féin Councillor Don O'Leary this week announced with regret his intention to resign his seat on Cork Corporation seat because of ill-health. Free article

Abysmal redudancy package for Hawkesbay workers

20 January 2000

Workers in the Hawkesbay factory in Ardee, County Louth, who are to be put out of their jobs at the end of this month, are balloting today (Wednesday, 19 January) on the less than meagre redundancy package which plant owner Hakim Valliani offered the 300 people he employs there. He offered just one half week above the statutory redundancy. Free article

RUC Nelson probe interference?

20 January 2000

Suspicions are growing that the RUC may have deliberately leaked the news to the media that the brother of LVF leader Mark `Swinger' Fulton was arrested in the US in order to undermine the investigation into the killing of Rosemary Nelson. Free article

Blatant RIR bigots

20 January 2000

The sectarian nature of the Royal Irish Regiment has again been exposed by the West Belfast-based newspaper the Andersonstown News. Free article

Kelly gets damages from RUC

20 January 2000

Gerry Kelly, Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast, has received £4,000 compensation and his legal fees paid in an out of court settlement against the RUC. Free article

GAA stars to help Paddy's Day Carnival

20 January 2000

Some of the top names on the Ulster GAA scene have come to the rescue of Belfast's St Patrick's Day Carnival by agreeing to play in a fundraising match for the Carnival. Free article


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