Issue 1 - 2023 front

23 January 2003 Edition

Ahern-Blair meeting critical

23 January 2003

"Thursday's meeting between the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister will probably be the most crucial meeting yet in the peace process." Free article

Heath cuts up rough

23 January 2003

Former British prime minister Edward Heath has been involved in prolonged and dramatic clashes with Michael Lavery QC, for the families, at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. Free article

Electoral Officer must explain registration failure

23 January 2003

Sinn Féin Councillors on six local councils, Belfast, Cookstown, Derry, Fermanagh, Newry & Mourne and Omagh, are to requisition a special meeting to discuss the failure of the Electoral Office to fulfil its task to ensure the registration of all those entitled to vote. Free article

McBride family appeal is heard

23 January 2003

At a hearing last Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January, lawyers for the McBride family appealed the April 2000 ruling of Justice Kerr in which he upheld a decision by the Army Board allowing Scots Guardsmen Mark Wright and James Fisher to remain in the British Army despite being convicted of murdering 18-year-old Peter McBride on the New Lodge Road in 1992. Free article


RUC negligent over Sinn Fein office attack

23 January 2003

Two people wounded in the attack by RUC man Allen Moore on the Falls Road offices of Sinn Féin in 1992 had their claim for compensation against the then RUC supremo Hugh Annesley settled in Belfast's HIgh Court on Monday 13 January. Free article

Holy Cross priest receives death threats

23 January 2003

Father Aiden Troy, the Chairman of the Board of Governors at Holy Cross school, has revealed that he has received "two serious death threats" from unionist paramilitaries in the last few days. Free article

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