Issue 2 - 2023 200dpi

24 February 2000 Edition

Implement the Agreement

24 February 2000

Sinn Féin delegates will gather in conference this weekend in a mood of deep frustration and anger at the latest developments in the Peace Process. The future of the Good Friday Agreement is entirely unclear following the British government's decision to suspend the institutions two weeks ago. Free article

O'Neill inquest disgrace

24 February 2000

The jury at the inquest in the shooting of Diarmuid O'Neill returned a verdict of lawful killing on Friday, 18 February. Although the verdict did not come as a surprise, Diarmuid's family and members of the Justice for Diarmuid O'Neill campaign are nevertheless bitterly disappointed with the outcome. Free article

MoD destroys Bloody Sunday rifles

24 February 2000

The credibility of the Saville inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday was further undermined last week after it was revealed that the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) had destroyed two more of the remaining five rifles fired by British soldiers. Free article

Finucane campaign for public inquiry continues

24 February 2000

Campaigners pressing for an independent public inquiry into the killing of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane are to present a 30-page document outlining their case to the Dublin government this week. Free article


The Planning Bill - Restricting citizens' rights

24 February 2000

Friends of the Irish Environment hosted a press conference earlier this month to protest the Planning Bill, which is currently under discussion in the Dáil, and to announce their formal complaint to the European Commission that the statutory provisions proposed in the Bill restrict the right of citizens to participate in the planning process and are illegal under European law. Free article

Dublin Bus strike averted

24 February 2000

Dublin Bus management took commuters and drivers to the brink this week by only at the last minute agreeing to begin substantive talks with the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU), after pickets had been placed at the city's bus depots. Free article

RUC raids on Dungannon republicans

24 February 2000

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, 22 February, the RUC and the British Army launched a joint attack on republican houses in the Dungannon area. The raids began around 6.30am and lasted for a couple of hours on the Ballygawley and Lisnahull Roads. Free article

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