Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

21 October 1999 Edition

Huge support for nurses

21 October 1999

The 26-Counties is now locked in the grip of a major industrial dispute, which sees 28,000 nurses on strike and normal patient care reduced to a fraction of its normal level. The vast majority of the public are solidly behind the nurses in their action. Free article

State violence - Families demand the truth

21 October 1999

Some people hadn't spoken publicly in over 20 years, others hadn't stopped campaigning for just as long. It was an emotional coming together. Free article

RUC ignore sectarian attack

21 October 1999

A Catholic grandmother who, with her daughter, was viciously assaulted by loyalists in Larne at the weekend, has accused the RUC of turning a blind eye to the incident. Free article

No prosecutions in Ludlow case

21 October 1999

Relatives of Seamus Ludlow, who was murdered by a group of loyalists, including two serving UDR members, in County Louth in May 1976, have been informed that the DPP in the North is not to prosecute four men arrested in connection with the killing last year. Free article


McBride family urges Daily Mail boycott

21 October 1999

Jean McBride, mother of murdered North Belfast teenager Peter McBride, has called for a boycott of the Daily Mail after it printed a disgraceful article designed to smear her deceased son. Free article

An Open Letter to Republicans

21 October 1999

The following is the text of a letter sent to An Phoblacht by the Women's Coalition and which addresses the current political situation. We appreciate the opportunity to allow readers the opportunity to read first hand the analysis of this section of our society. Free article

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1