13 January 2000 Edition

Journalist refutes Bloody Sunday gun claims

13 January 2000

A rehash of the claim that British paratroopers were fired on in Derry's Bogside before they shot dead 14 people and wounded13 others on Bloody Sunday has caused uproar. Free article

Sectarian murder attempt in Derry

13 January 2000

A Catholic businessman narrowly escaped death after loyalists beat him unconscious before setting fire to his shop in the Tullyalley estate on the outskirts of Derry. Free article

Crown forces accused of death threat

13 January 2000

A death threat sent to a mother of two and her partner may have been the work of the crown forces, says Sinn Féin's Sean Hayes. Free article

Disastrous week for clothing workers

13 January 2000

This is a disastrous one for the textile industry across Ireland. Lamont Textiles gave 90-day redundancy notices to 265 workers at carpets and yarns factories in Newtownards, Ballygowan and Killinchy. Free article

Anti-drugs activists disrupt council meetings

13 January 2000

Anti-drugs campaigners took their frustrations over the inactivity of politicians on the drugs issue and garda harassment of anti-drugs activists to the chambers of Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council this week. Free article

Fire Brigades Service on verge of collapse

13 January 2000

``It's outrageous. Most Dubliners would simply not believe what is happening to their emergency services,'' said Sinn Féin Councillor Christy Burke after meeting with Fire Brigade staff this week. Free article

Successful Derry co-option

13 January 2000

Sinn Féin in Derry has successfully co-opted Gerry MacLochlainn onto the city council to replace Assembly member and party chair Mitchel McLaughlin. Free article

Flu crisis funded

13 January 2000

Six-County Minister for Health Bairbre de Brún has announced a £3.3 million plan to help hospitals cope with the flu epidemic. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Oliver Murray

13 January 2000

Republicans and indeed those of all political persuasions in North Wexford were deeply saddened by the death of Oliver Murray just before Christmas. Free article

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