16 September 1999 Edition

Chopper land at South Armagh

16 September 1999

A British Army helicopter which landed, for the second time in a week, in a field close to the South Armagh home of Kathleen and Michael Tomelty has left the elderly couple terrified. Free article

Giving addicts their civil right to help

16 September 1999

The following is based on an interview with Susan Collins of Addiction Response Crumlin (ARC) in Dublin, which is working in an innovative and community-based way to to help young drug addicts and their families to recover and rebuild their lives Free article

ICTU backs Moloney

16 September 1999

INEZ McCORMACK, President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, has welcomed the successful application for judicial review by the Sunday Tribune's Northern editor, Ed Moloney, who faces jail for refusing to hand over interview notes with loyalist and RUC informer William Stobie to the RUC. Free article

Sinn Féin stakes claim in Antrim

16 September 1999

The high poll secured by Sinn Féin's Aine Gribbon in last week's by-election to Antrim Council, has marked a significant break through for the party in Antrim Town. Free article

Murder regiment to play for Pope

16 September 1999

News that the pipe and drums band of the 1st Battalion the Scots Guards are due to play for the Pope in the Vatican on 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, has angered Jean McBride, mother of North Belfast teenager Peter McBride, who was killed by two members of the regiment, Mark Fisher and James Wright, in 1992. The pair were convicted of murder but were released under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and welcomed back to their regiment. Free article

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McGuinness visits United States and South Africa

16 September 1999

Sinn Féin chief negotiator Martin McGuinnes met with members of the House International Relations committee on Tuesday, 14 September, and will later today meet with key members of the White House staff. Free article

Spotlight on repressive laws

16 September 1999

Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, the Irish government undertook to review the Offences Against the State Acts 1939 to 1998. A Committee to review the Acts was established by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform John O'Donoghue, under the chairmanship of Judge Anthony Hederman earlier this year. Free article

RUC libel Travellers

16 September 1999

Sinn Féin Down District councillors Frank McDowell and Paddy McGreevy have challenged discrimination against Travellers on the part of the RUC and Down District Council. Free article

Tribune ``misleading''

16 September 1999

While welcoming the continuing scrutiny of the performance of and payments to Oireachtas members, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin has said that the table published in the Sunday Tribune on 12 September was ``misleading''. Free article

Russian roulette on building sites

16 September 1999

``You get fined more for dropping litter than you would for killing someone on a building site,'' said Andrew McGuinness, chairperson of the Dublin Alliance of General Construction Operatives (DAGCO). Free article

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