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27 May 1999 Edition

Two nationalist voices

27 May 1999

By voting for Sinn Féin on 10 June, Six-County nationalists will be voting to consolidate and build a strategy to achieve a lasting peace based on democracy, freedom, justice and equality. Free article

Immigration Bill 1999 - Racist Act to Deport

27 May 1999

Just one of the supposedly 90 percent of asylum seekers that Dublin Justice Minister John O'Donoghue' believes to be bogus, `Sophie''s application for asylum was turned down. A D. Rothwell gave it as his opinion that he had serious doubts as to the Somalian woman's credibility, because ``there was an absence of detail concerning how her husband had died, and she didn't show fear''. Free article

Attempted massacre in West Belfast

27 May 1999

A mass murder bid in West Belfast last week has sent shockwaves across the nationalist community of the North and has fostered already heightened fears of further massacre attempts by loyalist death squads. Free article

US politicians urge Blair to implement Agreement

27 May 1999

Five United States Congress members have written to the British Prime Minister Tony Blair urging him to implement the Good Friday Agreement before the political vacuum is filled by those who want to destroy the peace process. A copy was also sent to President Clinton. Free article


Garvaghy Road - threats and stalling

27 May 1999

With 38 days left until Drumcree Saturday, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has calling for support for the nationalist residents of the Garvaghy Road. Following discussions with the Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition (GRRC), both Adams and SDLP leader John Hume have issued statements to highlight the nationalist consensus on the Orange siege. Free article

Finucane inquiry: Stevens and government disagree

27 May 1999

Evidence has come to the fore that the British government has only reopened the investigation into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in order to stall demands for an independent, public inquiry. Free article

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