4 August 1999 Edition

Falls taxi drivers save Shankill man

4 August 1999

FALLS taxi drivers scared off a sectarian attacker assaulting a Shankill Road taxi driver and his passenger on West Belfast's Grosvenor Road last week. The driver needed hospital treatment for head wounds and shock. Free article

Homelessness - The forgotten people

4 August 1999

THE SIGHT of someone bedding down for the night in a doorway or on the steps of a church is one of the most potent symbols of social exclusion that exist in Ireland today. Free article

Catholic fight for job equality

4 August 1999

CATHOLICS still suffer disadvantages in employment, a British government agency has admitted in a report published last week. Free article

Community justice office opened

4 August 1999

California State Senator Tom Hayden officially opened the new Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) central offices on the Andersonstown Road, Belfast, on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Féile week festivities. Free article

Victim's family demands justice

4 August 1999

THE 27th anniversary of the death of 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty, shot dead in Derry during Operation Motorman on 31 July 1972, was marked by a call from Daniel's family that the British army accept responsibility for his death and publicly state that he was completely innocent. Free article

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Blair extends use of plastic bullets

4 August 1999

NEW LAWS by Tony Blair's British government allowing the use of plastic bullets in England and Wales have been described by Sinn Féin's Mary Nellis as ``an insult to those who have been killed, injured and bereaved by these lethal weapons''. Free article

Duffy appeals assault conviction

4 August 1999

LURGAN republican Collie Duffy is to appeal the 12-month suspended sentence he received last week for allegedly assaulting a Royal Irish Regiment (RIR) soldier in 1997. Free article

More cracks in RUC Finucane story

4 August 1999

``The news that yet another loyalist has been charged by the Stevens team investigating the 1989 killing of lawyer Pat Finucane highlights once again the failure of the RUC in their original investigation. Free article

UDA force Catholic family out of Dunmurry

4 August 1999

THE ONGOING CAMPAIGN of terror against Catholics in Dunmurry - thought to be orchestrated by the UDA - has forced another young family out of the area. Free article

UVF-UDA feud threat to baby

4 August 1999

TENSION between the UVF and UDA in Derry has seen violence erupting across Protestant communities in the Waterside area of the city last week, with attacks on cars and people. Free article

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