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29 October 1998 Edition

Unionist veto causing crisis

29 October 1998

David Trimble has a choice to make. ``He is either for the agreement signed on Good Friday or he is against it''. This was the message from Sinn Féin's chief negotiator Martin McGuinness to the Unionist leader this week in a keynote article on the crisis in the peace process created by Trimble's declared intention to the block the formation of the Assembly Executive and cross-border bodies. Free article

Sinn Fein doubles vote in Cork by-election

29 October 1998

``It was a good result. We're all very pleased.'' Henry Cremin, a first time candidate, running for Sinn Fein in last Friday's by-election in Cork South Central, got 1,158 first preference votes which is more than double the vote the party got the last time it stood in this area, when Liam Burke got 568 votes in 1992. Free article

Free in struggle

29 October 1998

Recently released POWs Rosaleen McCorley and Marie Wright, the first women POWs to be released as a result of the Good Friday Agreement, speak to Ned Kelly. Both women served almost ten years of their sentences before being released and for Marie Wright this was her second term of imprisonment. Free article

Highest ever vote for Basque nationalists

29 October 1998

Soledad Galiana reports from the Basque Country on last weekend's historic elections Free article


Sectarian firebombing in Coleraine

29 October 1998

The firebomb attack on the Ballysally, Coleraine home of Patrick Simpson, Shirley Young and her 13-year-old son in the early hours of Thursday morning was a sectarian attack, according to Patrick Simpson. Free article

Orange crisis drifts into farce

29 October 1998

The mess that Orangeism has found itself in since the debacle of this year's Drumcree violence - which peaked with the killings of the three Quinn brothers in Ballymoney - struck an almost farcical note last week with the suspension and then reinstatement of `Brother' David Jones, spokesperson for the Portadown Order. Free article

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