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17 December 1998 Edition

Review of 1998

17 December 1998

Brian Campbell looks back on a year when the political landscape changed in the Six Counties Free article

The man who put the `No way' in Norway

17 December 1998

Mícheál MacDonncha casts a sharp eye over Trimble's Oslo speech Free article

`The worst time of my life'

17 December 1998

As the housing crisis in the 26 Counties reaches chronic levels Tara O'Liaith speaks to one woman who faced the prospect of sleeping on the streets Free article

Importing bigotry

17 December 1998

Deaglan O'Coileain knows who was responsible for the trouble when the Apprentice Boys marched through Derry last Saturday Free article

The shameful record of British torture

17 December 1998

As darkness fell on the evening of 9 August 1971, Mary Davey was fearing the worst. Earlier that day she had arrived after working nightshift at the local geriatric unit to find the isolated farmhouse which was her family home deserted. The front door was lying open and her husband John and four year old daughter Maria were missing. The RUC could tell her nothing. Mary asked specifically about the child. No child had been `lifted' the RUC assured her. Free article

The long journey finding Big Hugh

17 December 1998

Recently released POW Joe Doherty pays tribute to his comrade, Hugh Hehir, who died on active service ten years ago Free article

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Back to the Blocks

17 December 1998

Former hunger striker Laurence McKeown, who spent sixteen years in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, went inside the jail again this week for the first time since his release in 1992. It was an emotional visit, full of memories Free article

Put Thatcher with Pinochet

17 December 1998

It is fifty years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Free article

Seven days in April

17 December 1998

Sinn Féin's Six County Director of Publicity, Jim Gibney, looks back at the momentous week when the Good Friday Agreement was finally negotiated Free article

Kurdish report launched

17 December 1998

On Wednesday 9 December the Kurdistan Solidarity Ireland group launched a report entitled ``1988-1998. The Kurds in Iraq and Turkey. Ireland's Role & Responsibility. Free article

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