30 July 1998 Edition

Sean Treacy killed on building site

30 July 1998

Last week two building workers lost their lives in a tragic accident in Co Kildare. One of them was Sean Treacy, well known republican from the Heath; the other was Robert Dunne from Robertstown. Free article

British Army bases the source of pollution

30 July 1998

The British are still concealing details of a massive pollution problem caused by military bases in Britain and the north of Ireland, according to a report compiled by the Celtic League. Free article

Fleadh goers harassed

30 July 1998

Revellers on their way to the Ulster Fleadh in Castlewellan on Sunday 26 July have accused the RIR of harassment and in the most serious incident a group of two women, a man and a four year old child were held for almost an hour. The RIR soldiers P-checked the group, one of whom was a visitor from England, and searched their car. Free article

Sinn Fein Youth stages RUC protests

30 July 1998

Sinn Fein Youth staged simultaneous pickets on Saturday 25 July calling for the disbandment of the RUC outside the Springfield Road RUC Barracks in West Belfast and the Oldpark Barracks in the north of the city. Free article

COCAD critical of court decision

30 July 1998

The Coalition of Communities against Drugs (COCAD) has reacted angrily to a decision taken in the District Court last Friday, in which three of the twelve anti-drugs activists charged in connection with the death of Josie Dwyer in May 1996 were told they would be tried in the Special Criminal Court. Free article

Victims welcome Irish Commissioner

30 July 1998

Eilish McCabe, a spokesperson for the Relatives for Justice - the human rights group campaigning for the victims of state violence in the Six Counties - has welcomed the appointment of John Wilson as a victims commissioner by the Dublin government. Free article

Taking the Apple out of Cork

30 July 1998

This week the machinery for the PCB operation at Apple Computers at Hollyhill, Cork, starts shipping out. It's on its way to Singapore, and with it go the livelihoods of at least 550 people. Free article

RUC beat teenager

30 July 1998

Mid-Tyrone councillor Terence Brogan has accused the RUC of attacking a 19-year-old Carrickmore hurler. The young man was out with friends celebrating Carrickmore's win over Dungannon in the county championship quarter final, when he was set upon by three RUC men, on the Creggan Road just outside Carrickmore on Friday 17 July. Councillor Brogan said: ``An RUC member who regularly liaises with Special Branch and who poses as a `community friend' in Mid Tyrone, struck the young Carrickmore man at least six times with his baton, causing the victim serious bruising to his arms and upper body.'' Brogan described this as a totally cowardly and unprovoked assault. Free article

Féile all ready to roll

30 July 1998

Feile an Phobail gets underway next Sunday 2 August in a blaze of colour, craic and culture with the opening day carnival parade. The parade starts at Conway Street at 12 noon and finishes in the Falls Park. Free article

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