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13 September 2000 Edition

No sign of demilitarisation

13 September 2000

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly told a press conference in Belfast yesterday that for the peace process to succeed, politics must be seen to work and British demilitarisation must be seen to be under way. ``There must be demilitarisation in places such as Fermanagh and South Armagh,'' he said. Free article

Concern at arrest of Basque leaders

13 September 2000

Sinn Féin has expressed concern over the arrest of 20 members of the regional executives of the Basque independence party, Euskal Herritarok, by the Spanish Government. Free article

US Representatives reject British police bill

13 September 2000

Congressional representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties voted on Thursday, 7 September in support of a resolution to Congress demanding the full and unequivocal implementation of the Patten Recommendations on policing. Reacting to the vote, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams welcomed the ``ongoing interest and attention of the US Congress in the peace process in Ireland and in particular the crucial issue of policing''. Free article

Growing nationalist confidence in South Antrim

13 September 2000

As the electoral battle for the South Antrim Westminster seat reaches its climax, CAÍTLIN DOHERTY takes a look at the real issues at stake Free article


Loyalist feud continues

13 September 2000

Shankill Assembly member Billy Hutchinson fears a further escalation in the feud between the UVF and UDA. ``I have not seen any sign of people wanting to relent or let up,'' he said. The Progressive Unionist Party representative was speaking after another night of loyalist violence on the Shankill which included a pipe bomb attack on his home. Free article

Two bases attacked

13 September 2000

Several people were treated for shock after a mortar bomb was launched on Wednesday morning at the Newry Road RUC barracks in Armagh. Slight damage was caused to the base when the device was fired from a white van parked on a building site of a new hotel beside the barracks. It exploded just inside the perimeter fence. Free article

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