Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

9 June 2005 Edition

New Bloody Sunday rifle claim - Families demand truth

9 June 2005

The Bloody Sunday families have demanded an investigation into claims that one of the SLR rifles used by the Parachute Regiment in the killings in January 1972 turned up in Sierra Leone - after the Ministry of Defence had told the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that the weapon had been destroyed. Free article

Sinn Féin TD visits Palestine

9 June 2005

Dublin South Central TD and Sinn Féin spokesperson on International Affairs, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, was part of a Leinster House parliamentary delegation that visited Palestine last weekend to view for themselves the conditions under which Palestinians are being forced to exist. Free article

The barrel is rotten BY JUSTIN MORAN & SEAN BRADY

9 June 2005

Gardaí involved in extortion. Gardaí framing people for crimes they did not commit. Gardaí threatening people. Gardaí falsifying records and forging official documents. Gardaí harassing and intimidating innocent citizens. Gardaí lying to the courts and to their superiors. Incompetent Gardaí. Lazy Gardaí. Corrupt Gardaí. Dishonest Gardaí. Free article

Criminality, Collusion and Cover-up

9 June 2005

The revelations in the Morris Tribunal Report this week would have been astounding if not for the fact that most of us already knew what Morris exposed officially. But what is astounding and would be unacceptable in any other jurisdiction in the free world is that a Commissioner of Police and a Justice Minister who were guilty of overseeing the operation of a Police Service while ignoring all of the warning signs of corruption, collusion and cover-up within that service are not to be held accountable. Free article


PSNI accused over hit and run death

9 June 2005

The family of a West Belfast man killed when a PSNI Land Rover hit him on the Springfield Road are questioning the PSNI's version of events. Jim McMenamin (29) was struck and killed by the PSNI vehicle as he crossed the road outside Gort na Mona GAC at around 1am on Saturday 4 June. Free article

Amnesty urges judges to boycott Finucane inquiry

9 June 2005

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has launched a campaign asking judges around the world not to take part in any restricted British Government inquiry into the killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in 1989 under the new Inquiries Act 2005. Free article

Rooftop collusion protest

9 June 2005

On Saturday last, Ógra Shinn Féin activists from Dublin and Waterford took to the streets of Dublin to highlight how successive British governments operated a policy of collusion with unionist death squads in Ireland. At 12.30pm, some of them took over the roof of the Sony Building on O'Connell Streert and displayed an anti-collusion banner. Free article

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