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8 July 1999 Edition

Ormeau Park rally madness

8 July 1999

``Absolute madness'' is how Gerard Rice, spokesperson for the Lower Ormeau Concerned Community (LOCC), described the Orange Order's decision to switch its main Belfast parade destination to Ormeau Park. Free article

Republicans want Agreement implemented

8 July 1999

In his first full interview since last week's negiotiations at Castle Buildings, Stormont, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams discusses those talks and the implications of their outcome. Free article

Garvaghy Road protest at parliament opening

8 July 1999

Irish activists in Edinburgh put the Garvaghy Road siege centre stage when they carried out a daring protest before the opening of the Scottish Parliament last Thursday, 1 July. Free article

Springfield residents betrayed again

8 July 1999

Residents of Belfast's Springfield Road are furious that the Parades Commission has decided to allow a second contentious Orange parade in less than a month to go through their area, virtually unrestricted, on 12 July. Free article


Cattle would get more consideration

8 July 1999

The Irish government's Immigration Bill, which is designed to facilitate the deporation of asylum seekers, was passed last week. Despite widespread opposition the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform John O'Donoghue pushed through the bill, which will see asylum seekers being put on boats and planes in the weeks and months ahead. Free article

South Armagh Concerned parents

8 July 1999

A new group, calling itself Concerned Parents, has been elected by parents of pupils attending St. Brigid's Primary School in Glassdrummond near Crossmaglen, South Armagh to protect their children from the threat caused by British army activities. Free article

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