Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

13 October 2005 Edition

Victim exposes Manchester farce

13 October 2005

"Surreal", "like a joke," was the way in which Manchester businessman Dermot Craven has described raids by the Asset Recovery Agency of his premises, home and the home of his business partner, Brian Pepper. Free article

Thomas Murphy hits back at allegations

13 October 2005

Thomas Murphy, the County Louth farmer at the centre of outrageous and unfounded allegations made about him in the Irish and British media says the allegations have been distressing for his family and are completely untrue. Free article

Who is Alan McQuillan?

13 October 2005

The ARA operates in both Britain and the North of Ireland. The Assistant Director of the ARA, a former senior RUC Special Branch officer and PSNI Deputy Chief Constable, Alan McQuillan is no stranger to political controversy. In 2002 he was caught out after he claimed republicans were planning to bring mayhem to the streets of North Belfast. McQuillan claimed: "Violence was planned on a major scale at a protest in Ardoyne as the Orange marchers passed through the area." Free article


Large crowd pays respects to author, playwright and republican

13 October 2005

The tributes paid to Brian Campbell at his funeral on Tuesday 11 October marked the esteem in which he was held by so many people. Brian died from a suspected heart attack on Saturday 8 October. Free article

"In for the Long Haul" - Shell to Sea campaign

13 October 2005

"They kept us waiting 94 days in jail and now the Department is looking for consultations with us this week, on the supposed issue of the safety of the pipeline." So commented one of the Rossport 5 who are now back in Mayo with their families after 94 days spent in Cloverhill Jail, Dublin. Free article

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