Issue 1 - 2023 front

20 May 1999 Edition

Loyalist terror mounts

20 May 1999

There have been over 160 petrol, grenade and bomb attacks on nationalists since the Good Friday Agreement was signed. Republicans are increasingly being targeted by prominent loyalists. There is also evidence of increased loyalist activity (particularly UDA involvement in the killing of Rosemary Nelson) and of shifting alignments within loyalism. Clearly, loyalism is readying itself for all-out war. Free article

Sinn Féin launches local government campaign

20 May 1999

The seven-year wait for local government elections in the 26 Counties says much about the priority placed by establishment parties on local government and people's right to participate at a local level in their areas. This was the view of Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at the launch of the party's 26-County local government election campaign in Dublin on Wednesday, 19 May. Free article

British agent bankrolling FAIT?

20 May 1999

British agent Martin McGartland has made a £2,000 donation to the British government-funded FAIT organisation, according to information An Phoblacht has received. Free article


Trimble reneges on Downing Street deal

20 May 1999

Following the launch of his party's local election campaign in Dublin on Wednesday, 19 May, Gerry Adams flew to London to head a Sinn Féin delegation in urgent talks with the British Prime Minister over the latest initiative to break the political logjam and implement the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Border incursion and assault

20 May 1999

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Caoimhghín O Caoláin has called on Dublin's Minister for Foreign Affairs, David Andrews, to make a strong protest to the British government following a cross-border incursion on Monday evening 17 May during which a man was assaulted by four British soldiers on the Monaghan side of the border. Free article

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