24 September 1998 Edition

NIO delaying releases

24 September 1998

A recently released republican POW, Seanna Walsh from Belfast, who was freed last Friday has said that ``the release procedure is being deliberately delayed''. He claimed that ``there is political interference in the process'' Free article

Orange ``PR stunt''

24 September 1998

The Lower Ormeau Concerned Community (LOCC) denounced last weekend's seminar by the Ballynafeigh Orange Order as ``nothing more than a cynical attempt to get around the Parades Commission's wish to see dialogue or efforts at dialogue.'' Free article

Troops Out - of University

24 September 1998

South Belfast Sinn Fein councillor, Sean Hayes, has said he has received ``numerous complaints from concerned students at Queen's University alarmed by attempts by the British Army to recruit them using promises of cheap alcohol and free travel.'' Free article

Gardai question genetic protestors

24 September 1998

The Gardai say they want to identify and question all the people who were involved in the public uprooting of genetically modified crops at a Co Wexford farm in June. Free article

Compo fury ignores facts

24 September 1998

The angry Unionist protests over the £76,000 paid in compensation to H Block prisoners ignored certain facts surrounding the case. Free article

Ringsend rejects developers

24 September 1998

``I am prepared to go to Mountjoy Jail to stop this devastation going ahead,'' claimed a local resident. This was the strength of feeling at a public meeting in Dublin's Ringsend on Monday night. The issue that is stirring up such sentiment is a proposed development for a sixteen-floor private apartment complex, car park and an hotel. Free article

Ex POW harassed in Waterford

24 September 1998

Ex Portlaoise Prisoner Bill Hayes' family was last Saturday harassed by members of the Gardaí and Special Branch. Free article

Survey shows benefits of Irish

24 September 1998

Groundbreaking research carried out by Gaeloiliuint, the Council for Irish Medium Education, has discovered that 97% of those who have passed through Irish medium schools since 1971 are now either in full-time employment or in third level education. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Michael Rodgers

24 September 1998

Recently departed Michael Rodgers was a well respected figure in the Ardee area of Co Louth and a good friend of fellow veteran Joe Cahill. Free article

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