9 December 1999 Edition

Stevens investigation rejected

9 December 1999

The Stevens' investigation into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was set up ``to prevent a full public judicial inquiry'', says Martin Finucane. Free article

Nationalists demand a true mediation process

9 December 1999

The third of a series of conferences aimed at challenging sectarianism and loyal order parades was held in Lisnaskea last weekend. Free article

Support for children urged

9 December 1999

Stormont's new executive was urged to create a Minister for Children last week as over a hundred representatives from the voluntary and statutory sector gathered at Belfast's Europa Hotel for the launch of the ``Putting Children First'' campaign. Free article

Road war in Sligo

9 December 1999

``We stopped them blocking up these houses. With my bare hands I removed the concrete and blocks. It's a fight we're not going to let up on,'' says Gabrielle Finan, a slim built lady of striking determination and a member of Sligo's Concerned Citizens Action Group (CCAGS). Free article

Ó Caoláin meets US ambassador on Cuba blockade

9 December 1999

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin met the United States Ambassador this week and urged the ending of his government's blockade against Cuba. ÓCaoláin was joined by Seán Power TD (Fianna Fáil) and Jack Wall TD (Labour) in the Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group delegation which met the Ambassador Michael Sullivan in his residence in the Phoenix Park on Tuesday. Free article

DUP attempt to undermine McGuinness

9 December 1999

Newly appointed Education Minister Martin McGuinness has said that he will not be deflected from carrying out his work by the DUP-organised protests carried out by children from schools over the past week. The protests, he said, ``are politically motivated by elements within the DUP''. Free article

Treating refugee kids with respect

9 December 1999

Little Amato stepped forward, all three feet of him, put out his hand and said, with great handsome eyes full of life, full of confidence, eye to eye, ``Yes. Free article

Ex-Prisoners seminar in Monaghan

9 December 1999

A special seminar for former political prisoners was held in Monaghan town last week. Former republican prisoners from throughout the country gathered to address the topic ``Making sense of economic development''. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Pa Toal

9 December 1999

On Saturday, 27 November, Pa Toal, one of South Armagh's most dedicated republicans, was buried. The following oration was given at the graveside by Councillor Breandán Lewis: Free article

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