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1 October 1998 Edition

Keep your word

1 October 1998

We are at a crisis in the peace process which can be resolved if David Trimble and Tony Blair keep their word and implement the Agreement they signed up to on 10 April. Free article

Anger at ``callous'' MoD

1 October 1998

The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee (SAFRC) was contacted by angry Bessbrook residents on Sunday expressing their ``hurt and dismay'' that 72 hours after the British Ministry of Defence promised to scale down its presence within 36 hours, the only visible sign of progress was the removal of six concrete bollards erected in August this year. Free article

Orange splits widen

1 October 1998

Violence erupted in Portadown on Saturday 26 September following a rally by the Orange Order. However, due to the smaller than expected turnout the trouble was relatively minor. Four RUC men received minor injuries and two loyalists were arrested during scuffles in the town after the rally. Later that evening another RUC man was slightly injured by a firework near Drumcree church by loyalist protesters. Free article

O'Neill family search for justice

1 October 1998

Two years after the extra-judicial killing of Diarmuid O'Neill by the Metropolitan police his family are little closer to the independent public inquiry into his death which they are demanding. Indeed, an inquest has still not been held and the Police Complaints Authority report, which was finally promised for August after lengthy delays, has yet to be published. Free article


A new course for the future

1 October 1998

On Tuesday Gerry Adams told the Tribune Rally at the British Labour Party Conference in Blackpool that British policy towards Ireland must change Free article

A policing service for a new future

1 October 1998

What sort of police service is needed to replace the RUC? We carry a summary of Sinn Féin's Submission to the Commission on Policing Free article

Congress reviews RUC abuses

1 October 1998

The United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights held a roundtable discussion concerning the Report on the Mission of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, on Tuesday 29 September. Free article

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