27 April 2000 Edition

Kelly again named on death list

27 April 2000

Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly has again been told his name is on a loyalist death list. Free article

Anger at Army church invite

27 April 2000

Local people from the Bessbrook area are angry that a priest in Bessbrook invited a British Army chaplain to take part in a joint service in the village last Easter Saturday night. Free article

Loyalist youths terrorise Belfast residents

27 April 2000

Loyalist mobs are terrorising nationalist residents in West Belfast almost every night, says Sinn Fein's Lower Falls councillor, Fra McCann. Free article

Ormeau Road frustration

27 April 2000

Frustration on the Lower Ormeau Road over the continuing refusal of the Apprentice Boys and other loyal orders to fully engage in dialogue with nationalist residents calling for the rerouting of contentious parades reached new heights last week. Free article

Council votes for sale

27 April 2000

It was significant that it was Easter week when the latest revelations spilled from the Flood Tribunal. Former Fianna Fáil press secretary and freelance political lobbyist Frank Dunlop told the tribunal that he had paid £112,000 to 15 Dublin County councillors in 1991 as crucial votes were being taken to rezone land for a massive shopping mall project at Quarryvale in County Dublin. Free article

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Nigerians march against racism

27 April 2000

A week ago, a 16-year-old Nigerian, who is in this country on his own seeking asylum, was dealt a savage blow across the head whilst queuing for chips in his local chipper in Summerhill, Dublin. He was taken to hospital and received stitches across his head. Nobody was arrested and there was no evidence of any enquiries being made by local gardaí based at Fitzgibbon Street. Free article

1916 hero honoured

27 April 2000

On Easter Monday, a plaque in memory of Volunteer Joe Clarke, active from 1916 till his death in 1976, was unveiled on his family home on O'Donovan Road in the Tenters area of Dublin. Free article

Someone else can make the sandwiches

27 April 2000

Despite the sparcity of women elected to Sinn Fein's Ard Chomhairle (2 out of 17) at the party's recent Ard Fheis, there is a growing number of women increasingly active in Sinn Féin and a number of women elected to councils or the Assembly. Free article

SDLP denies Marks family

27 April 2000

Down Council last week refused to back calls for an investigation into the April 1991 killing by undercover RUC members of IRA Volunteer Colum Marks. Free article

Teachers' conferences slam government

27 April 2000

The government was left in no doubt whatsoever by the three Teachers' Union conferences this week. One after another, delegates voiced real anger and militancy at what teachers see as the denigration of their profession. Free article

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