25 March 1999 Edition

7-year-old detained by RUC

25 March 1999

Sinn Fein councillor Cathal Crumley has accused the RUC in Derry of targeting children in a bid to heighten tensions in nationalist areas after a seven-year-old was detained by the RUC on his way home from school last week and taken to Strand Road RUC barracks. Free article

Support for Cookstown district council

25 March 1999

Sinn Fein Assembly member for South Down and party spokesperson on housing, Mick Murphy, has voiced his support for Cookstown district council's threat to boycott the Six County Housing Council (NIHC). Free article

RUC passing report to discredited Stevens condemned

25 March 1999

Pat Finucane's brother, Martin, has condemned the decision of RUC Chief Ronnie Flanagan to pass the British Irish Rights Watch report into collusion between the crown forces and the loyalists who killed his brother's murder, to the Deputy Commissioner for the London Metropolitan Police, John Stevens. Free article

RUC refuse to act over bus attack

25 March 1999

A Greencastle community worker has accused the RUC of refusing to act after a sectarian attack on a bus full of school girls. Free article

Public discussion on the future of policing

25 March 1999

Sinn Fein spokesperson on Policing and Justice, Bairbre de Brun addressed a packed meeting on Monday night, March 22, in the Fort Lodge Hotel, Enniskillen entitled ``the Future of Policing''. Free article

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Derry CRJ - Accepting responsibility

25 March 1999

As part of our ongoing articles on Community Restorative Justice - Restoring Justice to the Community, An Phoblacht spoke to Derry CRJ coordinator Paddy O'Carroll who outlined the development of the CRJ project in Derry. Free article

Former DUP councillor faces arms charges

25 March 1999

Former DUP councillor Kenneth Blair is to face arms charges after appearing at Coleraine magistrates court on Wednesday 17 March. Free article

Youths escape death

25 March 1999

Two West Belfast youths narrowly escaped death when a loyalist gang tried to abduct them near the Village area of South Belfast in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 20. Free article

Irish publishers are English say state

25 March 1999

The launch today, Thursday 25 March, of a new system of grant-aiding books in Irish to be run by the state's Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge will be picketed by publishers of Irish books and by poets, writers and commentators who are being discriminated against by the new system. Free article

Conor Murphy calls for halt to British Army saturation

25 March 1999

Sinn Féin Assembly member for Newry/South Armagh, Conor Murphy, has called for an end to the British Army's saturation of the area. Free article

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