Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

30 September 1999 Edition

Name, shame and jail them

30 September 1999

The Ansbacher secret accounts operated between 1978 and 1995. During that period, the Dublin government often lectured the Irish people on the need to tighten belts and cut spending. In one two-year period during this time, 20 per cent of hospital beds were closed due to government cutbacks because there was not enough tax revenue. How many hospital wards would the Ansbacher millions have kept open? Free article

Patten report flawed

30 September 1999

Claims in the Patten Report, published two weeks ago, that the RUC hadn't killed anyone since 1991 have been met with incredulity by nationalists, as the RUC was responsible for the deaths of four men from West Belfast during 1992. Free article

McGuinness warns on dangers of Agreement collapse

30 September 1999

Speaking at the British Labour Party conference this week, Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator Martin McGuiness warned that it would be a disaster if the Good Friday Agreement was to collapse. He said the only way to take the gun out of Irish politics was to demonstrate that politics could work. Free article

``Get out or be put out'' - UVF

30 September 1999

``This is no idle threat - get out or be put out. We have done it before and we will do it again. You have two weeks to put up a for sale sign. The police cannot protect you 24 hours. There is no second chance'' Free article


O'Neill family demands inquiry

30 September 1999

A vigil was held at St Martin in the Field, Trafalgar Square, London on Thursday, 23 September, to mark the third anniversary of the shooting dead of unarmed IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill. Free article

Private inquiry into Dublin/Monaghan bombings

30 September 1999

Bertie Ahern announced in Leinster House on Wednesday that the Cabinet has decided to establish a privately conducted inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. Free article

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