Issue 1 - 2023 front

27 August 1998 Edition

New laws - a dangerous step

27 August 1998

The repressive legislation announced by the governments of Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair will have exactly the opposite of its intended effect. In the long term it can only fuel greater opposition to the peace Agreement. Free article

INLA declares ceasefire

27 August 1998

The Irish National Liberation Army, which has operated a campaign for the last 23 years declared a ceasefire last weekend. Free article

Colourful anti racism march in Dublin

27 August 1998

Colourful banners, street theatre, the carnival rousing Happy City Samba Band and 3,000 people lined the route of an anti-racism march last Saturday from the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin North Central across the bridge to Temple Bar. Free article

MI5 implicated in murder of UN chief

27 August 1998

In a series of letters released last week by Desmond Tutu's Truth and Reconcilliation Commission, MI5, the CIA and South African agents have been implicated in the 1961 murder of UN general secretary, Dag Hammmarskjold. Free article


New Police Act ``fatally flawed''

27 August 1998

Former Grampian Chief Constable, Ian Oliver, has decribed the new Police Act (NI) as ``fatally flawed''. He said, the control and management of the RUC passing into the hands of the British secretary of State, with control of budgets in the hands of the RUC Chief Constable and with the Police Authority reduced to a consultative and auditory role, ignored the political dynamic of the Six Counties. Free article

The dissenters' view

27 August 1998

Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin spoke at the Humbert Bicentenary School in Ballina, County Mayo last weekend. The School is an annual event but this year marked the 200th anniversary of the landing of the forces of the French Republic under General Humbert, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Connacht and the military campaign which ended with the defeat of the French and United Irish forces at Ballinamuck. Free article

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