18 November 1999 Edition

Portlaoise Prison

18 November 1999

The following statement has been received from Gerry Hanratty, Free article

Quinlivan appeal opens

18 November 1999

The High Court appeal of Brixton escapee Nessan Quinlivan against a 1995 district Court order for his extradition to Britain began in Dublin on Tuesday, 16 November. Free article

Nationalists organise to challenge sectarianism

18 November 1999

The first of a series of four conferences designed to produce a nationalist response on the issues of marching and sectarianism was held in Portadown last weekend. Caítlin Doherty looks at the ideas which emerged. Free article

Murderers may be thrown out by Brits

18 November 1999

Derry-based human rights group, the Pat Finucane Centre has confirmed to An Phoblacht that a new British Army board has been appointed to reexamine the cases of British soldiers Mark Fisher and James Wright, who were convicted of murdering North Belfast teenager Peter McBride in September 1992. Free article

Increased harassment in South Tyrone

18 November 1999

Michelle Gildernew, Sinn Féin Assembly member for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, has called for an urgent meeting with Adam Ingram and the British Secretary of State Peter Mandelson. Free article

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Pensioners targeted by Stoneyford files

18 November 1999

Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Butler has described the latest development in the Stoneyford Orange Hall files saga as a ``most sinister development''. Free article

Victims Commissioner ignores families

18 November 1999

John Wilson, Dublin's Victims Commissioner, ignored the wishes of relatives of those who died in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in recommending a private rather than public inquiry. Free article

Prison struggle discussed in London

18 November 1999

The Wolfe Tone Society held its annual Bobby Sands/James Connolly commemoration on Sunday 14 November in London's Camden Irish Centre. Free article

Irish women still waging equality battle

18 November 1999

Childcare, quality of training, equal opportunities, full representation in politics, confronting injustice and the feminisation of poverty were the top priorities on the agenda for the 150 participants at last Saturday's Sinn Féin National Women's Conference in the Regency Hotel, Dublin. It was then a fitting theme chosen - Women's Priorities in the New Millennium. Free article

Edentubber martyrs remembered

18 November 1999

Hundreds gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to the victims of the Edentubber tragedy for the last time this century. Free article

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