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18 February 1999 Edition

Premier Periclase - who polices the polluter?

18 February 1999

Roisín de Rossa and James Quirke report on alarm about pollution from a factory in Drogheda Free article

The propaganda war goes on

18 February 1999

In Britton's Parade, West Belfast, a young man was set upon by a republican gang who gave him a terrible beating and then jumped up and down on his leg until they broke it. Free article

Kurdish leader faces death penalty in Turkey

18 February 1999

Hundreds of Kurdish refugees occupied diplomatic missions around the world this week in protest at the detention of the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, by the Turkish secret services in Nairobi, Kenya. Free article

Ní mór dúshlán an chiníochais a thabhairt

18 February 1999

An lá faoi dheireadh, ar shodar na maidne dom, chonaic mé blúire graffiti a bhain siar díom. Ar scathlán bus ar Bhóthar Thír Chonaill, Baile Atha Cliath, bhí an méid seo le léamh: ``Niggers have a problem with white people because they blame them for their faults.'' Free article

Workers in struggle

18 February 1999

Nothing to fear from reasonable force and CAP protests Free article

Back issue: Special category status for Special Air Services

18 February 1999

Two SAS killers were accorded special category treatment when they (presumably) appeared in Ballymena Magistrates' Court on February 6th. In an unprecedented move seven unidentified men in plain clothes appeared in the dock. Charges against Alan Bohan and Ronald Tempedley of murder of Dunloy youth John Boyle were read out, but the two weren't identified and none of the seven answered. Free article

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New in print: Memoir: Act of contrition

18 February 1999

I'm worried that if I wait any longer to review Conor Cruise O Brien's latest book - My Life and Themes - that he might have another one ready for the printers and I'd be landed with the task of reviewing it too. That would be painful, wearing me down by attrition. Free article

Theatre: A Mother's Heart

18 February 1999

Ned Kelly previews another play by DubbelJoint which previews in West Belfast and is set to take the country by storm Free article

Television: The grim reapers

18 February 1999

The Coroner (Channel 4) The Cold War (RTE) O'Gorman's People (RTE) Free article

Dúirt siad...

18 February 1999

The week in quotes.... Free article

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