Issue 1 - 2023 front

1 April 1999 Edition


1 April 1999

In a statement issued by Oglaigh na hÉireann to An Phoblacht on Wednesday, 31 March, the IRA reiterated its commitment to achieving a just and lasting peace in Ireland. The following is the full text of the statement received. See also pages 8 and 9. Free article

Republican prisoners concerned about release halt

1 April 1999

There is growing concern among the republican prisoners in Portlaoise prison that the Dublin government has stopped prisoner releases. Free article

Ambitious local election challenge in Cavan/Monaghan

1 April 1999

Sinn Féin is making its most ambitious challenge ever for seats on local authorities throughout the 26 Counties this year. Free article

Bloody Sunday victim shot at close range

1 April 1999

New evidence given to the Saville Bloody Sunday Inquiry may prove that one of the victims of the 1972 massacre, James Wray, was shot in the back at close range. Free article


British army to stay on war footing

1 April 1999

Despite the provisions within the Good Friday Agreement calling for a demilitarisation of the Six Counties, the British war machine is rebuilding, rearming, and expanding. Free article

Government policies are destroying rural Ireland

1 April 1999

Native Americans spoke of the soul of civilisation, of culture, and the other soul, the soul of the bush. It's the soul of the earth, of the mountains, of the sea, of the trees, of hailstones in your face. Free article

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