21 January 1999 Edition

Glasgow police terrorise man

21 January 1999

A 30 year old Scottish man is living in fear of his life in Belfast after the Scottish Special Branch tried to coerce him into becoming an informer and to spy on republicans in both Belfast and Glasgow. Free article

Branch harassment

21 January 1999

Cobh Sinn Fein Councillor Kieran McCarthy is calling on the Minister for Justice to explain if the Garda Special Branch are operating under the political direction of the Dublin government or whether they are working to an agenda of their own. Free article

No easy answers to problems of landfill sites

21 January 1999

Roisín de Rossa went to Laois to see how the County Council's lack of action is adding to a growing environmental crisis Free article

Hospital orderlies wrote sectarian graffiti

21 January 1999

Orderlies working in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital wrote threatening sectarian graffiti in the reception area of the specialist secure unit where they work, An Phoblacht has learned. Free article

City Hall meeting ``a major success''

21 January 1999

Fra McCann, the chair of Sinn Fein's Six County Comhairle, has hailed a conference of elected representatives in Belfast City Hall, ``as a major success that has given Sinn Fein councillors from across the North a solid base to build on for the future''. Free article

Primary priorities

21 January 1999

News from the 26 County Department of Education of a new £1 million ``Walk Tall'' programme for Primary schools is a step forward in tackling the Country's drug problem. Free article

Battle of the Bands in Derry

21 January 1999

The Whole Tribe Sings have taken up the gauntlet thrown down by veteran folkies People of No Property to a battle of the bands clash in Derry over the Bloody Sunday weekend. Free article

Fógraí bháis

21 January 1999

John Cahill, Peter McCallion agus Terence McGonigle Free article

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