13 April 2000 Edition

Ballymacoda Patriot honoured at Kilclooney Wood

13 April 2000

The death of the famous East Cork Fenian, Peter O'Neill Crowley, was commemorated on Sunday 2 April 2000 in Kilclooney Wood, which is situated between Mitchelstown and Kildorrery. The very well attended commemoration, which attracted young and old alike, was organised by a locally based community group. A 60-page commemorative booklet for the occasion was also prepared by Patrick Downey. Free article

McGuinness rubbishes Bloody Sunday slur

13 April 2000

An attempt by the British military to divert attention away from the fact that British paratroopers killed 14 innocent civilians in Derry in 1972, was how Sinn Féin Assembly member Martin McGuinness dismissed as nonsense the allegation that he may have fired the first shot on Bloody Sunday. Free article

Monumental hypocrisy

13 April 2000

On 11 April 1991, IRA Volunteer Colum Marks was shot dead in Downpatrick by the RUC. They were congratulated on the success of their operation by the SDLP's Eddie McGrady, who commented that the degree of violence used had been entirely justifiable despite the fact that Marks was unarmed. Shortly after the killing, members of his family and the local community, wishing to honour his memory, erected a white cross on the spot where he died. Free article

Fusco hearing postponed

13 April 2000

Angelo Fusco's High Court challenge to an extradition order to the Six Counties has been put off until June or July. Free article

Crowe attacks IBEC's housing propaganda

13 April 2000

Isn't it amazing that so many people have the solution to the housing crisis afflicting the 26 Counties. However, equally amazing is that none of these solutions are given an airing when it really matters. Free article

Below cost selling

13 April 2000

Mary Harney never seems to tire of controversy and last week began a new one by saying that she was contemplating lifting the government's ban on below cost selling. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Bernie Grant MP

13 April 2000

The Irish community in Haringey and beyond is saddened at the loss of Bernie Grant, MP for Tottenham. Bernie was a real champion for the rights of black people in Britain and his loss at the early age of 56 is a great blow. Free article


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