Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

7 November 2002 Edition

Corrupt Special Branch must go

7 November 2002

"This report has failed to address the core issue of control by the Special Branch and MI5 over all aspects of policing in the Six Counties. The result of this has been collusion, shoot-to-kill and a manipulation of loyalist death squads." This was the verdict of Sinn Féin policing spokesperson Gerry Kelly following the publication on Wednesday of the Compton Report on the police investigation of the Omagh bombing Free article

Crucifixion, loyalist violence continues

7 November 2002

"If this lad had not been a Catholic," said David Ervine of the PUP, "would crucifixion have been an option? I think not." Free article

Gildernew accuses judge of political bias

7 November 2002

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has described the comments of a Belfast judge as "blatantly political, biased and further evidence of a criminal justice system operating to an anti-nationalist and anti republican agenda". Free article

Lurgan pays moving tribute to Sheena Campbell

7 November 2002

In a moving tribute on the tenth anniversary of her death, Sinn Féin activists from all across the Six Counties gathered recently in the Taghnevan Community Centre in Lurgan to remember Sheena Campbell. Free article


Governments promise talks

7 November 2002

Speaking after a meeing in Dublin on Wednesday morning, Dublin Foreign Minister Brian Cowen and Six-County Direct Ruler Paul Murphy said they hoped to be in a position next week to announce a new round of talks to tackle the crisis in the peace process. Free article

Maskey holds City Hall reception for Royal British Legion

7 November 2002

In a major break with republican tradition, Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast Alex Maskey held the first ever reception for the British Royal Legion at Belfast City Hall on Monday 4 November. Free article

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