6 April 2000 Edition

Young mother under loyalist threat

6 April 2000

A West Belfast mother fears for her children's lives following the revelation that her Twinbrook address is on a loyalist hit list. Free article

MoD in `Watergate' controversy

6 April 2000

Evidence suggesting that the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) was involved in a burglary to gather information against a former member of the shadowy Force Research Unit (FRU), one of the most secret and controversial units within the British Army, is to be scrutinised by the United Nations. The details are included in a report currently being compiled by Jane Winters of human rights group British Irish Rights Watch. Free article

Sinn Féin reveals secret Sellafield report

6 April 2000

A Sinn Féin Councillor has revealed the contents of an internal document prepared for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), which demonstrates that the BNFL approach to its current problems prioritises media spin over health and safety issues. Free article

Sinn Féin - ``dynamic, youthful, focused and in touch''

6 April 2000

Sinn Féin holds its annual Ard Fheis in Dublin this weekend. It is just five weeks since delegates gathered at a special internal conference in Dublin dominated by the crisis in the peace process. The mood at that conference was angry and defiant, and with no progress since then, the political mood of party members this weekend will hardly be any different. Free article

Dublin Council backs SF Orange motion

6 April 2000

Dublin City Council has unanimously backed a Sinn Féin motion recognising the right of the Orange Order to march in Dublin next month but calling on the Loyal Orders to lift the siege of the Garvaghy Road and enter into real negotiations to break the impasse there. The leader of the Sinn Féin group on Dublin City Council, Christy Burke, urged the Orange Order to respond ``in a positive and constructive manner to a motion which has all-party support among Dublin City councillors''. Free article

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Back issue: Murderous sectarian state

6 April 2000

IN THE LATEST killing by loyalists in North Belfast, a 38-year-old man from County Down was gunned down as he was working on contruction in the Rathcoole Estate on the outskirts of the city. Roger Bradley from Swatragh was singled out because he was a Catholic by the two gunmen who shot him dead on Wednesday 4 April Free article

Short-sighted incineration solution

6 April 2000

Professor Paul Connett, a chemistry professor from New York, has travelled the world warning communities of the disastrous consequences of incineration. In March, he was in Ireland, where he spoke in Cork, Galway and finally in Ringsend, Dublin, where there are plans to build an incinerator. Free article

Restorative justice in new Children Bill

6 April 2000

A Bill debated in Leinster House this week provides a new framework for the development of the juvenile justice system. It seeks to protect children against those who have custody, charge or care of them, and provides for family conferences and other measures to deal with ``out-of-control non-offending children''. Free article

McElduff confident of victory

6 April 2000

On Wednesday, 12 April, the people of Omagh will go to the polls to elect a new district councillor. Sinn Féin Assembly member for West Tyrone, Barry McElduff, is challenging strongly to be elected to fill what is a Sinn Féin seat, vacated by party colleague Cathal Quinn. Despite Sinn Féin attempts to have the seat filled by co-option, unionist parties forced the by-election. Free article

Will Microsoft ruling change anything

6 April 2000

If you have suffered the ``Blue Screen of Death'' or the polite message ``This programme has performed an illegal operation and may be shut down'', you will have taken some solace from the fact that Microsoft were found this week to have abused their dominant market position and acted as a monopolist. Free article


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