Issue 1 - 2023 front

20 August 1998 Edition

They must not wreck the peace

20 August 1998

The appalling action in Omagh on Saturday stands condemned without equivocation. Free article

Repressive laws to be rushed through Leinster House

20 August 1998

A raft of draconian legal measures was announced by the Irish government on Wednesday after a Cabinet meeting called in the wake of the Omagh bombing. Major changes include fundamental restrictions on the right to silence. Free article

Criminal twist to RUC approach

20 August 1998

In a disturbing development to the `normal' methods used in RUC approaches to young nationalists, it has emerged that in addition the RUC is using the threat of violence behind bars, particularly on the criminal wing of Maghaberry prison. Free article

Garvaghy intimidation goes on

20 August 1998

The loyalist harassment of the nationalist residents of the Garvaghy estate in Portadown continued throughout the last week. Free article


Bessbrook militarisation stepped up

20 August 1998

The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee (SAFRC) has contacted the Taoiseach's office and the Dublin Office of Foreign Affairs concerning the intimidation of a Bessbrook family by crown forces. Free article

Orange support for Assembly

20 August 1998

The Orange Order released a series of papers last week aimed at ``clearing up'' their position on the Northern Ireland Assembly. Free article

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