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10 August 2000 Edition

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There was a Good Friday negotiation and prisoners were part of that. These men belonged to the IRA... You cannot have a two-tier system.

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly, demanding the release of the Castlerea 5

If the no camp want to disrupt health and social services as part of their campaign, then those services will suffer. My job is to try my best for everybody here and, as I have made it clear before, I have a job to do and i intend to do that job.

Sinn Féin Six-County Health Minister Bairbre de Brún after a DUP-led protest disrupted her visit to Lisburn Hospital last week.

It's a huge problem. We have at least one case of physical assault and three or four cases of verbal abuse reported to us every day. When we mention this to the Gardaí, they tell us there is nothing they can do unless we can identify the attackers. They ask for names and addresses; we do not have those.

Dublin-based Pan-African Organisation spokesperson Gabriel Okenla on the number of race attacks in Dublin

If they think they were protests, they haven't seen nothing yet. People thought we would stop protesting after July, but let everyone be aware we will continue our protests until we get our parade down Garvaghy Road.

Portadown Orangeman David Jones, threatening to escalate protests around Drumcree

Attacks on schools, churches or halls are removing vital community resources. People must unite in a bid to ensure that these attacks become a thing of the past.

Martin McGuinness, calling for an end to sectrarian atttacks on community halls and institutions

It is important those of us in positions of political and civic leadership pay attention to what is said during the many events which have taken place this week. We need to learn about the needs of the gay and lesbian community and address those needs in our day-to-day work.

Gerry Adams on Belfast's Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival

The political content is what makes us different; it's what attracts people here from all over the world. We are an alternative festival.

West Belfast Féile an Phobail organiser Caitríona Ruane

We're extending `green man' time so you no longer have to be Linford Christie to make it across a traffic junction.

- Dublin Corporation director of Traffic Owen Keegan indicates belated moves to improve the lot of pedestrians in Dublin city centre

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