Issue 1 - 2023 front

18 September 2008 Edition

Government through partnership and equality

18 September 2008

THE following is an extract from a resolution passed by the DUP Executive in Belfast on 24 March 2007: Free article

Recovery or cover-up? The truth about the Historical Enquiries Team

18 September 2008

A BIG question mark has always hung over the PSNI's Historical Enquiries Team (HET) and its ability to resolve some of the outstanding issues around state killings and collusion with unionist paramilitaries. Indeed, the HET's initial remit specifically excluded victims of state violence because it refused by default to classify any killings carried out by the state as murder. Free article

McGuinness brings forward proposals

18 September 2008

THE North's deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, has written to the First Minister Peter Robinson outlining a number of proposals aimed at tackling the growing burden on households arising from rises in the cost of fuel prices, electricity and gas. Free article

BBC TV 'Panorama' investigation claims...British Intelligence was listening to Omagh bombers

18 September 2008

BRITISH INTELLIGENCE was tracking and listening to the bombers on the day of the Omagh attack and in the days and weeks prior to the bombing, according to the BBC's Panorama documentary programme screened on Monday night. Free article


Electricity and gas suppliers in North raise prices

18 September 2008

ELECTRICITY supplier NIE and Phoenix Natural Gas announced on 10 September that they would be raising their prices by 33.3 per cent and 19.2 per cent respectively, to take effect on 1 October. This news has been met with deep anxiety by many across the North about their ability to heat their homes this winter, with half the population estimated to be already experiencing fuel poverty. Free article

McFarlane praises South Armagh Volunteers' escape role

18 September 2008

As republicans prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1983 'Great Escape' from Long Kesh, Brendan 'Bik' McFarlane - one of the key figures in the escape plan - speaks to An Phoblacht. In advance of next Thursday's commemoration talk, to be held in the Carrickdale Hotel near the Louth/Armagh border, McFarlane praised the role played by the Volunteers of the IRA's South Armagh Brigade. Free article

Morrison demands answers over acquittal

18 September 2008

DANNY MORRISON, former Sinn Féin Director of Publicity and An Phoblacht editor, is demanding that the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) explain its reasons for acquitting him and six others of convictions for the 1990 abduction of RUC agent Sandy Lynch. Free article

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