19 November 1998 Edition

Harassment and arrests in Lurgan

19 November 1998

Lurgan SF councillor John O'Dowd has accused the RUC of ``blatant harassment'' over its continual arrest and detention of people who took part in a `Nationalists Right To March' protest in Lurgan town centre two years ago. Free article

Unionist vacuum, loyalist violence

19 November 1998

Loyalists attacked homes in two nationalist areas of Belfast on Monday evening. In separate incidents gangs of Loyalists attacked homes in Hillman Street in the New Lodge area of North Belfast and the Glengoland area in West Belfast. Free article

Loyalists attack council workers

19 November 1998

Just prior to their rampage in the Broadway area of West Belfast in the early hours of Tuesday 10 November, when they smashed in the windows of up to ten nationalist-owned houses, a loyalist gang attacked two men on the Falls Road. Free article

Patton to appeal expulsion

19 November 1998

The `rebel' Orangeman Joel Patton - as he is dubbed by the media - is to appeal a decision by the Tyrone Orange Order to expel him. Patton had been charged with bringing the Order into disrepute. Free article

Informer approaches in Armagh

19 November 1998

An Phoblacht has learned that the RUC in Armagh are continuing their campaign to recruit young men from the area to act as informers. Free article

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SF visits POWs in England

19 November 1998

A Sinn Féin delegation spent Monday and Tuesday of this week visiting the remaining five POWs in English jails who are awaiting repatriation to Ireland or transfer to the H Blocks. On Monday the delegation, Sean Crowe, Edel Kelly and Eoghan Mac Cormaic, visited Jan Taylor in Frankland prison, and in the evening spent an hour and a half with Patrick Kelly and Jimmy Murphy in Full Sutton. On Tuesday morning they travelled to see Nicholas Mullan and Michael Gallagher in Long Lartin. Free article

Rathenraw challenges RUC

19 November 1998

Residents from the Rathenraw housing estate in Antrim have challenged RUC statements about drug dealing. Free article

RUC opponents targeted

19 November 1998

A spokesperson for the human rights group, Relatives for Justice, has complained of a campaign of intense RUC harassment. Free article

Naming the beast

19 November 1998

Anti-Catholicism In Northern Ireland 1600-1998 The mote and the beam By John D. Brewer with Gareth I. Higgins Free article

Concern over Patten venues

19 November 1998

Sinn Fein Assembly member for Upper Bann, Dara O'Hagan, has written to the Patten Commission on Policing expressing the concern of North Armagh nationalists about two of the venues they selected for public meetings on 4 December. Free article

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