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31 October 2002 Edition

IRA suspends contact with arms body

31 October 2002

In a statement received by An Phoblacht on Wednesday, the IRA announced that it has ended contact with the IICD (Independent International Commission on Decommissioning). Free article

Good Friday Agreement is the only show in town

31 October 2002

The following is an edited version of the keynote address given by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan on Saturday 26 October in response to a speech by British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Belfast ten days previously Free article

Short Srand again under fire

31 October 2002

Loyalist gangs operating out of Cluan Place carried out a day of sustained attacks on nationalist homes in the Clandeboye Drive and Clandeboye Gardens area of the Short Strand on Tuesday 30 October. Free article


South Antrim sectarian hotbed

31 October 2002

A dossier detailing unionist paramilitary violence in the south Antrim area has been presented to NIO Security Minister Jane Kennedy. A delegation headed by local Sinn Féin councillor Martin Meehan and including party colleagues, local community workers and victim representatives, travelled to Stormont last Monday. Free article

"Marginally lethal" general gives evidence

31 October 2002

Last week, Lord Saville refused to allow the Bloody Sunday inquiry to hear details of the killings of two Protestant men on the Shankill Road in September 1972 by members of the Anti-Tank Platoon on 1 Para. He ruled that the incident was not related to the events of 30 January 1972, despite the fact that the soldiers involved in the killings on the Shankill were also heavily implicated in Bloody Sunday. Free article

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