3 August 2000 Edition

UDA behind threats on hospital staff

3 August 2000

Members of the nursing staff at the Mater Hospital in North Belfast have been threatened by the UDA and on one occasion last month, a man pulled a gun on a nurse. And in the past ten days men representing the UDA told staff they would be shot. Free article

Meehan fights Newtownabbey discrimination

3 August 2000

Martin Meehan, Sinn Féin's candidate for the forthcoming South Antrim by-election, has called for an investigation by the Fair Employment Agency into the working practices of Newtownabbey Borough Council after it emerged that Catholics make up less than 10% of the workforce. He has also requested a meeting with the council's own senior officers to discuss the matter. Free article

Make sure you're registered

3 August 2000

Republicans and nationalists need to make sure they are on the electoral register for the next elections, says Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin. Free article

Property rights win out

3 August 2000

If there is one tangible government response to the housing crisis it can be found in the number of reports commissioned to study the problem. Free article

``We don't want their blood money; we want justice''.

3 August 2000

At a press conference in the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast last Thursday, Relatives For Justice spokesperson Clara Reilly was asked about the £10,000 award made by the British government to the families of the so-called Disappeared the previous day. Free article

Serial harasser threatens nationalists

3 August 2000

An RUC sergeant who has a reputation for harassing nationalists has recently attempted to coerce a father into informing on his own son. Free article

Make sure you're registered to vote!!!

3 August 2000

Republicans and nationalists need to make sure they are on the electoral register for the next elections says Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin. Free article

SNP to debate next step forward

3 August 2000

Last week, Alex Salmond announced his resignation as National Convenor of the Scottish National Party. Salmond has been the party's most successful leader. When he took over in 1990, the party had three MPs and 14% of the vote. Now they have six MPs, 35 MSPs and over 30% of the vote. He has taken the SNP from the political fringes to official opposition in the new Scottish parliament. At 45, his decision to resign has surprised many. Salmond himself says only that it is time for someone else to take the SNP to ``the next stage''. Free article

Sinn Féin shakes up New Ross Council

3 August 2000

The Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of Part Five of the new Planning Bill, which carries the Departmentof the Environment's proposed `solution' to the housing crisis that exists throughout the 26 Counties. Meanwhile, however, some quite startling developments in how to deal with the housing shortage have been taking place in New Ross, County Wexford. Free article

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