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21 November 2002 Edition

Donaldson denied bail

21 November 2002

Judge Nicholson, sitting in the High Court in Belfast, refused bail to Sinn Féin Assembly administrator Denis Donaldson on Wednesday, citing "unchallengeable hearsay from Special Branch". Free article

Brophy beats trumped up charges

21 November 2002

Charges of riotous behaviour against North Belfast Sinn Féin councillor Gerard Brophy were thrown out of a Belfast court on Wednesday 21 November after the main witness, a PSNI member, made a fool of himself. Free article

People's needs a low priority

21 November 2002

After months of denial and confusion from coalition government spokespersons, it all became clear last week. Finance minister Charlie McCreevy's budget estimates showed up not just the dire state of government finances but a battery of cutbacks that struck at the weak, those on low income, and the least powerful in society. Free article

British attempting to cover-up killings

21 November 2002

On Tuesday 19 November, another preliminary hearing into the scheduling of four inquests surrounding the killings of four men at Clonoe, three men at Coagh, both by the SAS, and 76-year-old pensioner Roseanne Mallon at Dungannon, in collusion with loyalists, opened at Cookstown Court House. Free article


Short Strand video launched as attacks resume

21 November 2002

While life for the majority of people has improved with the Good Friday Agreement, for nationalists in vulnerable areas like Short Strand, it has become a great deal worse, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams told the press at the launch of a community-made video highlighting the ongoing unionist paramilitary campaign of violence against the Short Strand. Free article

New Lodge Six Inquiry

21 November 2002

Almost 30 years after the killing of six men by the British Army and the UDA in the New Lodge area of Belfast, a community inquiry has been established Free article

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