8 April 1999 Edition

Partnership for Peace

8 April 1999

Ireland has been strongly committed since the foundation of the state to neutrality, firmly entrenched in opposition to nuclear weapons, staunchly behind the ideals of the United Nations as an assembly of all the nations of the world, as equals, determined to secure peace between them, and prevent the power hungry predatory nations overunning their neighbours through military conquest or colonising and enslaving other parts of the world. Free article

Lower Ormeau residents make fresh offer of dialogue

8 April 1999

The Lower Ormeau Concerned Community (LOCC)has made a fresh offer of face-to-face talks with Ballynafeigh Apprentice Boys in an attempt to resolve the parades issue in the area. Free article

Dungannon man has lucky escape

8 April 1999

A Catholic County Tyrone businessman narrowly escaped death after he kicked a pipe-bomb and then threw it into a hedge. Free article

Border-busters vindicated

8 April 1999

Aghalane Bridge which links Counties Cavan and Fermanagh and carries the only national cross-border route closed by the British Army during the course of the recent conflict ,was reopened on 1 April. The bridge has been renamed the George Mitchell Peace Bridge. Free article

McElduff meets BBC controller

8 April 1999

Sinn Féin Assembly member Barry McElduff formally met with the BBC controller and Head of Broadcasting, Pat Loughry, on 25 March to discuss nationalist views of the BBC. Free article

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Powerful group to support Agreement

8 April 1999

A new, high-powered lobbying group which is hoping to attract the active support of people and organisations in Britain for the Good Friday Agreement, is due to be launched in London on Friday, 9 April. The group, to be known as Friends of the Good Friday Agreement, will be campaigning for the implementation of the Agreement. It already has the support of some 90 British Members of Parliament, 11 Lords, a number of trade unions, and a variety of celebrities, writers and lawyers. Free article

Intimidation forcing residents to flee

8 April 1999

Figures showing a record number of families are leaving their homes because of intimidation were released as another arson attack on the Quinn family is suspected. Free article

Loyalists threaten Harryville siege resumption

8 April 1999

In a further escalation of what appears to be a Six-County-wide campaign of sectarian harassment, loyalists appear set to resume their picket of the the Church of Our Lady Catholic Church in Harryville, Ballymena, this coming weekend. Free article

RUC block Hamill investigation

8 April 1999

The family of murdered Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill has claimed that the RUC did not allow family solicitor Rosemary Nelson access to security camera footage from the scene of his murder two years ago. Free article

Garvaghy councillor's son attacked

8 April 1999

The son of Garvaghy Road councillor Joe Duffy sustained a broken jaw, eye injuries and severe bruising after being attacked by loyalists who were part of a mob that invaded the Obins Street area of Portadown. Free article

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