24 June 1999 Edition

UVF abduction attempt in Ardoyne

24 June 1999

A group of up to 10 loyalists entered Ardoyne's Brompton Park in the early hours of Saturday 19 June and attempted to abduct a nationalist resident. Free article

One small step for the IDA

24 June 1999

After decades of work, the Industrial Development Authority has taken a small step towards recognising the reality of Irish economic life. Free article

Firearm for Sinn Féin councillor

24 June 1999

Sinn Féin councillor James McCarry has been living for years in permanent threat of loyalist death squad attacks. Every incident and attack has been documented. Yet it is only now that the British government has decided to issue the Sinn Féin elected representative with a legal firearm. Free article

Fullerton family demands reopening of investigation

24 June 1999

The family of Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton from Buncrana in County Donegal, who was killed by the UDA eight years ago, are demanding that the investigation into his death be reopened. Fullerton was shot dead at his Buncrana home in the early hours of 25 May 1991. Free article

AIDS awareness plea

24 June 1999

At least 1,000 children and as many as 3,000 people in general are affected by HIV/AIDS, according to a new report launched by Cairde, the main support agency for people affected by HIV/AIDS. Free article

Double standards on pensions

24 June 1999

This week, the Coalition government in Dublin will rush the Courts Supplemental Provisions Bill through Leinster House. The bill will allow the payment of pensions to former Supreme Court justice Hugh O Flaherty, High Court judge Cyril Kelly, and county registrar Michael Quinlan. Free article

Tenants fight to stay put

24 June 1999

As areas throughout working-class Dublin are cleared to provide space for extensive private residential developments, four tenants in St Ultan's flat complex in the south inner city have taken a stand against the callous opportunism of property speculators. Free article

Fógraí bháis: PETER O'CONNOR

24 June 1999

The death has occurred of Peter O'Connor, one of the last surviving Irish veterans of the International Brigade in the war against fascism in Spain, 1936-39. He was 87. He died peacefully in the early hours of last Saturday morning at Waterford Regional Hospital. Free article

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