Issue 1 - 2023 front

9 January 2003 Edition

IRA rejects `unacceptable and unrealistic ultimatums'

9 January 2003

The IRA, in its New Year statement, warns that the primary responsibility for restoring confidence in the peace process lies with the British government, which can do so by honouring its commitments. The army rejects the attempt by unionists and the British to impose "unacceptable and unrealistic ultimatums on the IRA" Free article

Sinn Féin still engaged

9 January 2003

As bad weather delayed a crisis meeting between the Sinn Féin leadership and British Prime Minister Tony Blair Free article

UDA plants pipe bomb at Holy Cross

9 January 2003

Holy Cross Primary Girls School in north Belfast has once again become the target of loyalist paramilitaries. Free article

British considered repartition

9 January 2003

British cabinet papers for 1972 released by the Public Records Office on 1 January under the 30-year rule have revealed that the British Cabinet considered a proposal for the repartition of Ireland. Free article


Now the PSNI want CS gas

9 January 2003

Sinn Féin MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew has accused the PSNI of "arming themselves with all available weapons of repression", following demands from the PSNI Chief Hugh Orde for his members to be armed with hand held CS gas. Free article

Diplock Courts should be abolished not extended

9 January 2003

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Gerry Kelly has expressed concerns at reports that the British government intends to extend the use non-jury courts. Free article

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