Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

9 September 2004 Edition

British spying exposed

9 September 2004

Bugging equipment was found this week at the West Belfast home of a Sinn Féin activist who works in the office of Gerry Adams. Incredibly, this sinister development which is clearly the work of British agents has been met with total silence from the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy and the Northern Ireland Office. Free article

"We want talks to succeed" - Adams

9 September 2004

Speaking after meeting the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Dublin on Wednesday in advance of the talks in Leeds Castle next week, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said the party wanted to see a complete deal coming out of the upcoming talks. Free article

Family of British Army murder victim accuses John Spellar

9 September 2004

The family and friends of North Belfast teenager Peter McBride, who was shot dead by the British Army in September 1992, gathered at Girdwood British Army base on Friday 3 September to mark the anniversary of his death. Free article

MEP slams decision on GM seeds

9 September 2004

Sinn FÉin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has slammed Wednesday's decision by the EU Commission to authorise the sale of genetically modified seeds produced by Monsanto. Free article

UDA gang rams bar with burning digger

9 September 2004

In an act of sectarian terror directed at nationalists, a public house in Ardoyne was rammed with a digger by a UDA gang. In the early hours of Friday 3 September a loyalist gang repeatedly rammed The 32 Degrees North pub in Ardoyne with a telescopic digger and lobbed petrol bombs into the premises after they breached the front wall. Free article

Unionist claims of intimidation disputed: Driver saves life of stabbed youth

9 September 2004

On a hill just above the main turning into the nationalist enclave of Whitewell in North Belfast there's a security barrier leading into Belfast Zoo. Loyalists from the nearby White City have been seen sitting in cars at the barrier. From that vantage point it is easy to identify Catholics turning to walk the short distance from Floral Road into Whitewell. Free article


Torrens "ethnic cleansing" claim rubbished

9 September 2004

Unionist claims of "ethnic cleansing" of Protestant families living in the Torrens area of North Belfast have been challenged. Sinn Féin Councillor Eoin O Broin said that claims of intimidation were completely unfounded. Free article

Sinn Féin members sent bullets in post

9 September 2004

The Red Hand Defenders have claimed responsibility for sending letters containing bullets to leading Sinn Féin members last week. In their statement claiming responsibility the loyalist gang threatened further sectarian attacks. Free article

Sentence "a disgrace" say bereaved

9 September 2004

The group Families Bereaved Through Car Crime have described a six-year sentence handed out to a habitual car thief who caused the death of a young man as "ridiculous" and an "absolute disgrace". Free article

Bug found at home of Adams office worker

9 September 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has challenged the British Prime Minister Tony Blair after a covert listening device was discovered at the home of a party member who works in Adams' constituency office. Free article

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