6 May 1999 Edition

Posthumous US award for Rosemary Nelson

6 May 1999

A posthumous award is to be presented for human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson. The murder of the Lurgan solicitor, who died in a car bomb attack on March 15, continues to attract widespread international condemnation.The award is to be presented at New Jersey's Seeton Hall during a ceremony at the end of the month. It will be collected by Rosemary's husband Paul Nelson. This is the second posthumous award presented to the Nelson family since Rosemary's death. It comes at a time of growing international support for an independent international investigation into the killing. Free article

McGuinness meets with International Relations Committee

6 May 1999

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness was in Washington this week for a series of meetings on Capitol Hill and at the White House. He spoke at a large community event in New York on Monday night and while in the city, he met with Niall O'Dowd and Bill Flynn, two men who have been very instrumental in advancing American involvement in the peace process. Free article

The Springhill massacre - Adams demands an inquiry

6 May 1999

On a summer's day, similar to the Sunday 27 years ago on July 9 when British snippers opened fire without warning from Corry's timber yard and murdered five local people, including children and a priest, the Sinn Féin President and local West Belfast MP, Gerry Adams demanded a ``full independent public inquiry'' into the killings. Free article

To Hell or to Connaught

6 May 1999

''Under penalty of death, no Irish man, woman, or child, is to let himself, herself, itself be found east of the River Shannon.'' - A 1654 order from the parliament of England. Free article

Roseann Mallon murder - family appeal for help

6 May 1999

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the murder of 76-year-old Roseann Mallon, brutally murdered in her Dungannon home in County Tyrone on 8 May 1994 by the UVF, her family, who are stiill waiting for an inquest, have made a heartfelt appeal for help in getting their questions answered. Free article

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British propaganda proved wrong

6 May 1999

For 30 years, the British military establishment has controlled media coverage of the war in the Six Counties, manipulating it for its own ends - portraying a sectarian conflict instigated by ``mindless IRA thugs and gangsters''. Free article

Concern over maternity and child healthcare at Monaghan Hospital

6 May 1999

Concern has been expressed for the future of the maternity and child healthcare services at Monaghan General Hospital. Following on from his call for special attention to the maternity and child healthcare services at a meeting between the North Eastern Health Board and Monaghan County Council last month, Deputy Caoimhghín O Caolán has this week detailed his concerns. He says there is an acute need for a second obstetrician/gynaecologist and for a paediatrician in the hospital. Free article

Justice Review taking submissions

6 May 1999

Sinn Féin have submitted a damning indictment of the British imposed legal system in Ireland to the Criminal Justice Review Group, which is to hold a number of public consultation seminars in the month of May. Free article

Finglas Workers Dumped

6 May 1999

Seven workers at Unidare Heating and Plastics (renamed Uniplas from 1 May) in Finglas, Dublin are being dumped with only statutory redundancy. Their jobs, along with the distribution operation, are being moved to Portadown, Co Armagh. Free article

Alleged Sexual Abuse in Dundrum

6 May 1999

Following shocking revelations of alleged sexual abuse at Dundrum Mental Detention Centre in Dublin, Sinn Féin Councillor Christy Burke has called for an immediate investigation into the state institution over the last 20 years. Free article

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