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9 December 1999 Edition

British bug Adams

9 December 1999

Two fundamental questions surround the discovery of a sophisticated bug in a car used by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. They are: (i) Who authorised the operation? and (ii) If the British government did not, then are elements within the British secret services in Ireland now effectively out of control? Free article

O Caoláin slams McCreevy's Budget for Inequality

9 December 1999

Speaking in the Dáil on Budget 2000 on 2 December, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin described it as the ``most divisive in years''. He lashed the tax discrimination against parents who choose to care for children in the home. Deputy Ó Caoláin said: Free article

Baby lucky to escape injury in loyalist attack

9 December 1999

The mother of a four-month-old baby girl says her child had a narrow escape when their home was attacked by loyalists at Broadway, West Belfast at 4.45am on Sunday 5 December. Free article

Twelve year-old held by RUC

9 December 1999

The RUC arrested a 12-year-old boy and his uncle on Saturday 4 December 1999, after three Downpatrick republicans held an anti-RUC protest on the rooftop of the local barracks. Free article



9 December 1999

Rule 21 debate alive and kicking and Tough draw for McCarthy's men Free article

North Belfast attack

9 December 1999

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast, Gerry Kelly, has slammed a sectarian attack on residents in the Bone and Ballybone areas of the Old Park. Free article

IRA rep meets De Chastelain

9 December 1999

In a statement released at 12 noon on Sunday, 5 December, the IRA said that a meeting was held between an IRA representative and General John De Chastelain. Free article

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