29 March 2001 Edition

Lisburn Borough Council and the Equality Duty

29 March 2001

When it comes to sectarian discrimination, Lisburn Borough Council is one of the most notorious local districts in the Six Counties. The fact that the borough includes three large nationalist estates, Twinbrook, Poleglass and Lagmore, housing over 30,000 people is, as far as the unionist controlled council is concerned, a matter of accident rather than design. Free article

St. Patrick festivities attacked

29 March 2001

Outrage has been expressed after two SDLP councillors voted to force Belfast's Saint Patrick's Day Carnival organisers back into a costly battle. Free article

Harvesting our proud history

29 March 2001

The 19th annual Fearghal O'Hanlon Memorial Lecture was held in Monaghan town on Sunday last, 25 March. The lecture honours Volunteer Fearghal O'Hanlon, who died with his comrade Seán South at Brookeborough in 1957. Free article

Dublin/Monaghan bombing relatives launch international appealDublin/Monaghan bombing relatives launch international appeal

29 March 2001

Relatives of the victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings and their legal representatives brought their campaign for truth and justice to London on 15 March. The delegation included Denise and Angela O'Neill who, aged 9 and 7, lost their father and had two brothers seriously injured; Bernie McNally, who, as a 16-year-old shop assistant was 30 feet away from the car bomb which exploded into a shoe shop in Talbot Street Free article

Convicted loyalists walk free

29 March 2001

Three loyalists convicted of having hundreds of documents containing the names and personal details of nationalists and republicans walked free from Belfast Crown Court this week after the presiding Judge imposed a 12-month suspended sentence. Free article

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Scots Guards judicial review

29 March 2001

The family of Belfast teenager Peter McBride return to the High Court in Belfast this Thursday, 29 March, to hear a second judicial review into the British Army's decision to allow the two Scots Guards convicted of his murder to remain in the British army. The hearing will last two days. Free article

British government extends proscripted groups

29 March 2001

The British government has published the list of the organisations it intends to ban under the new Terrorism Bill 2000, the permanent legislation which has replaced the PTA and Emergency Provisions Act. Free article

RUC attack St Patrick's Day revellers

29 March 2001

As many as six young people, including two young women, were badly beaten and seven were arrested in RUC-provoked trouble in Belfast on St Patrick's Day. One first year nationalist student from Queen's University was later abandoned on the loyalist Shankill Road by the RUC. Free article

RUC men in suicide pact

29 March 2001

Excerpts from an RUC notebook revealing that two RUC men discussed committing suicide in a Dungannon RUC base have raised serious concerns among nationalists in the area. Sinn Féin Assembly member for mid-Ulster Francie Molloy is now asking if these RUC members are still on duty. Free article

Dublin fails to implement Wilson report

29 March 2001

The report of the Victims Commission of former Tánaiste and Cavan TD John Wilson was raised in the Dáil last week by Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. He was critical of the government's failure thus far to implement most of the recommendations of the Wilson report. Free article

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