9 July 1998 Edition

Councillor fears collusion

9 July 1998

Michael Ferguson, a Sinn Fein Belfast City Councillor, was awoken at 2.00am on Wednesday morning 8 July by an RUC patrol who informed him that his details had `gone missing' from their files. This, they said, was making them concerned for his safety. Free article

O Caoláin calls for amnesty as Bill is passed

9 July 1998

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin called for the implementation of the principles enshrined in the Good Friday agreement, in the face of opposition from TDs Proinsias De Rossa and Charlie Flanagan to the ``Release of Prisoners Bill'', which was discussed in Leinster House last Thursday. Free article

Tyrone commemoration

9 July 1998

Tyrone republicans are expected to converge in large numbers on Monday 13 July in Galbally for the annual ``Tyrone Volunteers' Commemoration'' at the graveside of local man and hunger striker Martin Hurson, whose seventeenth anniversary falls on that day. Free article

Community empowerment against drugs

9 July 1998

In a public meeting this week in St. Teresa's Gardens flat complex in Dublin, out of the smoke filled community centre emerged a sense of people empowerment in action which has often eluded such drug ridden urban areas. Free article

Festival fun ready to rev

9 July 1998

Monday 29 June saw the launch of Europe's biggest and brightest community festival. The launch of the 11th Feile an Phobail (West Belfast Community Festival) was attended by Gerry Adams MP for West Belfast and the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor David Alderdice. Free article

New in print: New myths for old

9 July 1998

The Siege of Derry in Ulster Protestant Mythology By Ian McBride Published by Four Courts Press, Dublin Free article

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