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24 September 1998 Edition

Trimble must decide

24 September 1998

The issue of decommissioning has once again been pushed to the top of the political agenda. And once again it has the potential to push the entire peace process into crisis. Free article

Sinn Fein launch Patten submission

24 September 1998

Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing and Justice, Bairbre de Brun launched the party's submission to the Independent Commission on Policing at Stormont on Wednesday morning, 23 September. Free article

West Belfast resistance on New York stage

24 September 1998

On the eve of their departure for America, some of the women behind the Justus Community Theatre smash hit `Binlids' - Niamh Flanagan, Ann-Marie Adams, Sue Ramsey, Christine Poland, Orla Adams, Margaret Mooney and Chrissie Keenan - spoke exclusively to An Phoblacht. Free article

Mowlam challenged on South Armagh

24 September 1998

At the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body in York this week Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín o Caoláin raised with British Secretary of State Mo Mowlam the deteriorating situation in South Armagh and the urgent need for demilitarisation. In the brief exchange Dr Mowlam simply repeated the stock answer that a de-escalation of the military presence would depend on the ``level of threat''. We carry here the text of a letter to Dr Mowlam sent by Deputy O Caoláin in response to their exchange. Free article


Whitewell - a tragedy waiting to happen

24 September 1998

The Ballymoney atrocity almost reoccurred last weekend in the Whitewell area of North Belfast when petrol was poured through the letterbox of a house in the nationalist enclave. Fortunately the house was empty at the time and only minor damage was sustained to the hallway. Free article

Loyalists plan `cultural' event

24 September 1998

Portadown town centre will be the scene on Saturday 26 September for a day of events to celebrate loyalist culture. Free article

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