30 March 2000 Edition

Chapel under surveillance

30 March 2000

Sophisticated crown forces surveillance equipment directed at a Catholic chapel in Blackwatertown in County Armagh was only discovered by chance. Free article

Dublin Bus workers ``will not be defeated''

30 March 2000

Public bus and rail services throughout the 26 Counties ground to a halt this week as thousands of CIE workers either took unofficial industrial action or refused to pass secondary pickets placed by Dublin Bus workers. Free article

Clegg promoted

30 March 2000

The British paratrooper involved in the killing of unarmed West Belfast teenagers Karen Reilly and Martin Peake has been promoted to the rank of corporal by the British Army, just months after his convictions for murder and wounding were quashed. Free article

Criminal Justice Review due today

30 March 2000

Proposals due to be published by the Criminal Justice Review will be published today, Thursday, 30 March, An Phoblacht has learned. Free article

Ó Caoláin confronts Minister on housing crisis

30 March 2000

Counties such as Monaghan do not usually spring to mind when the housing crisis is mentioned - the focus is usually on the massive need in Dublin. Free article

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British still in war mode says Labour MP

30 March 2000

``The terrorism bill which went through last week basically demonstrated that the government has not moved on in its thinking; that it still envisages engaging in a war.'' So said Labour Party MP John MacDonald at a public meeting on the British government's new Prevention of Terrorism Act, organised by the Wolfe Tone Society in London on 22 March. Free article

McElduff makes his mark in Omagh by-election

30 March 2000

Barry McElduff, the Sinn Féin candidate in the forthcoming by-election for Omagh district council, has forced the Chief Electoral Officer to close an Orange Hall normally used as a polling station. Free article

Peltier transfer a minor victory

30 March 2000

A prolonged campaign by international human rights activists and indigenous organisations to secure medical care for imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has resulted in the Lakota man's transfer on Monday to a federal medical center in Rochester. Free article

Lawyer puts pressure on Flanagan

30 March 2000

An American lawyer who repeatedly warned the RUC and British government that solicitor Rosemary Nelson's life was in danger, beginning two years before her death, has written to RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan, asking why no officers have yet been disciplined. Free article

Search resumption welcomed

30 March 2000

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams welcomed news on Wednesday, 29 March, that the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains is to recommence the search for the remains of a number of people killed by the IRA in the 1970s. Free article

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