Issue 1 - 2023 front

14 January 1999 Edition

Trimble is wrong

14 January 1999

David Trimble has failed to justify his assertions that Sinn Féin cannot take their seats in an Executive and in the all-Ireland Ministerial Council until the IRA surrender its arms. Free article

Lawbreaking loyalists unchallenged by RUC

14 January 1999

Laura Friel reports on evidence of ongoing intimidation of nationalists in Portadown's Garvaghy Road, evidence which will be presented to Tony Blair next week Free article

Gardai to train with RUC

14 January 1999

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin has called on the Minister for Justice John O'Donoghue to cancel the forthcoming joint training programme between the Garda Síochána and the RUC. It has been revealed that the Garda/RUC training will begin under the auspices of the FBI in the US later this month. Gardai and RUC members are also due to undertake joint training at locations in Ireland on both sides of the border. Free article

New group to represent ex-POWs

14 January 1999

A new umbrella organisation representing 17 republican ex-prisoners groups from ten counties is to be launched in Belfast next Tuesday. Free article


Sectarian killer gets life

14 January 1999

Norman Coopey, found guilty of the brutal sectarian killing of sixteen year old schoolboy James Morgan, was sentenced to life imprisonment at Armagh courthouse last Friday 8 January. Free article

'We are Special Branch'

14 January 1999

A republican ex-prisoner is in fear of his life after four men dressed in civilian clothing, claiming to be RUC officers, tried to abduct him. Free article

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