Issue 1 - 2023 front

25 March 1999 Edition

Phillips tainted by Stalker inquiry

25 March 1999

David Phillips, the chief constable of Kent who was drafted in to investigate the murder of Rosemary Nelson, was second in command of Greater Manchester police when that force became involved in the effort to discredit John Stalker and have him removed from the investigation into the RUC killings of six men in Armagh in 1982. It was widely believed at the time that Stalker was getting too close to the truth about the shoot-to-kill operations of the RUC's E4a squad and had to be removed from the inquiry. Free article

Loyalist murder bid in Castlewellan

25 March 1999

Sinn Féin Down District Councillor, Frank McDowell, has urged nationalists to exercise extreme caution and vigilance following the attempted murder of a nationalist in Castlewellan by Loyalists. Free article

UDA leader linked to neo-nazi group

25 March 1999

The UDA leader in London is at the centre of a British police probe into links between loyalists organisations, neo-nazi groups and British soldiers. Free article

Surfin' in the USA

25 March 1999

In an unprecedented move Sinn Féin sent 13 leading party members to attend engagements in every corner of the US. Free article



25 March 1999

Details of the intense crown force activity prior to the murder of Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson were published by the Pat Finucane Centre last week. Taken together witness statements present a chilling picture of the prelude to murder. Free article

Orange belligerence when accommodation needed

25 March 1999

Gerard Rice of the Lower Ormeau Concerned Community (LOCC) has urged the Parades Commission to order the rerouting of forthcoming parades by the Apprentice Boys and the Orange Order away from the Lower Ormeau Road. Free article

Garvaghy Road siege ignites

25 March 1999

Over one hundred Loyalists gathered at the Orange Hall on the corner of Corcrain Road across from Obins Street on the Wednesday evening of St Patrick's Day and the eve of human rights solicitor Rosemary Nelson's funeral. Free article

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