17 December 1998 Edition

SF attacks British document on justice

17 December 1998

Sinn Fein's Bairbre de Brun has warned that if proposed changes to the justice system are based on the view expressed by the British government in its consultation paper, then it is unlikely to win the support of the nationalist population. Free article

Rosy future for Irish Language community

17 December 1998

With the news that the West Belfast Irish Language organisation Glor na nGael has been awarded almost £100,000 by the Lottery Charities Board and the launch of the new Irish Language umbrella group Pobal in the Waterfront Hall last week the future of Irish language development in Belfast looks bright. Free article

Brendan Quinn and Eddie Grant

17 December 1998

This Christmas Eve sees the 25th anniversary of the death of two IRA Volunteers, Brendan Quinn and Eddie Grant, who were killed along with a number of civilians in a premature explosion in Clarke's pub (now the Armaghdown) in Monaghan Street in Newry. Free article

Sectarian tension rises in Larne

17 December 1998

Nationalists in the County Antrim town of Larne have told An Phoblacht of their fears of increased sectarianism in the run up to a planned loyalist march in support of Drumcree Orangemen this Friday. Free article

Hursts hurt badly by compo award

17 December 1998

A West Belfast man, the target of a sustained campaign of sectarian harassment in the Charles Hurst motor company, was last week paid one of the highest awards ever in a Fair Employment payout. Free article

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New publicity offensive launched in Dublin

17 December 1998

Sinn Fein kick-started a new publicity initiative on Tuesday during a press conference in advance of next year's local and European elections. Party President Gerry Adams launched a free quarterly publication which will be distributed to over 100,000 households in the capital. Dublin News, will target areas including Tallaght, Ballymun, Finglas, Ballyfermot and the inner city. The party hopes that this initiative will help Sinn Fein further consolidate gains in the run up to the June 1999 elections. Free article

What has Dublin done for justice?

17 December 1998

In the wake of the Good Friday Agreement, Roisín de Rossa outlines how the human rights record of the 26 Counties has got worse Free article

Catholic church urges RUC reform

17 December 1998

The north's Catholic bishops have told the Patten Commission that the RUC must be reformed if it is to ``secure the necessary levels of support from the Catholic community''. Free article

Many phases of the struggle

17 December 1998

Roisín de Rossa interviews Bob Kehoe from Wexford, a Border Campaign veteran who this year marched with the pike men and women to remember 1798 Free article

Pikemen to lead local republican commemoration

17 December 1998

Hundreds of republicans including a contingent of pikemen from County Fermanagh will attend this Sunday's annual counties Derry and Antrim republican commemoration. Free article

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