20 April 2000 Edition

Helicopter attack on house

20 April 2000

Sinn Féin is accusing the British Army of a cover up following a helicopter incident in Derry. Free article

In the shadow of the enemy

20 April 2000

A Strabane mother of two brothers shot dead by the British SAS in 1985 is to mount a legal challenge against a proposed 40-meter-high military installation to be erected beside her home. The Courtrai Park home of Patsy Devine has been overshadowed by a watch tower and other fortifications of the nearby RUC barracks for the last 30 years. Free article

Mandelson snubs Washington Committee

20 April 2000

British Direct Ruler in the Six Counties Peter Mandelson has snubbed the US House Committee on Inernational Relations. Free article

Sectarian bank coughs up

20 April 2000

Two County Tyrone women who were subjected to a campaign of sectarian abuse while employed by the Ulster Bank have received substantial but undisclosed damages in an out of court settlement. Free article

Quinlivan extradition ordered

20 April 2000

Brixton escaper Nessan Quinlivan walked free from yet another prison this week as the saga of his attempted extradition to England took another twist. Free article

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Relatives express hurt and anger at Belfast plaque

20 April 2000

Relatives of people killed and maimed by the British Army and the RUC have expressed their hurt and anger to Belfast Mayor Bob Stoker at the wording of a plague unveiled in City Hall this week. Relatives for Justice described the inscription on the plaque to commemorate those killed or injured during IRA bomb attacks in Belfast on 21 July 1972 as ``divisive and deliberately selective''. Free article

Parade decision welcomed

20 April 2000

Sinn Féin councillor Sean Hayes has described the decision of the Parades commission to reroute the proposed Easter Monday Apprentice Boys parade away from the Lower Ormeau Road area as ``the only appropriate decision that could have been made''. Free article

Call for Passport Office in Belfast

20 April 2000

Speaking in the Dáil on the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called for an Irish passport office to be established in Belfast and in other regions. He also welcomed the sections of the Bill which recognise the right to Irish citizenship for all born on the island of Ireland and which arise out of the changed Articles 2 and 3. Deputy Ó Caoláin said: Free article

Challenge the system of greed

20 April 2000

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis last week passed a resolution urging the cancelation of Third World debt. This formed the basis for the contribution of Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin in support of a Dáil motion on 12 April calling for an increase in Dublin government aid to the Third World with the aim reaching the UN target of 0.7% of GNP by 2003. Here we carry an edited version of his remarks. Free article

Combat 18 in sectarian attacks

20 April 2000

Thgugs affiliated to the racist group Combat 18 are responsible for a wave of unprovoked attacks on Catholics in the predominately Protestant town of Rathfriland, Co Down, says Sinn Féin South Down representative Mick Murphy. Free article

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