8 June 2000 Edition

Union Jack motion defeated

8 June 2000

Speaking on Monday, 5 June, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams welcomed the first Assembly sitting since the suspension of the political institutions by Peter Mandelson in February. Free article

South African lawyer to mediate as Garvaghy crisis looms

8 June 2000

Brian Currin, the South African human rights lawyer and former judge, has agreed to hold `pre-mediation' talks with both the Garvaghy Road residents and Portadown Orangemen in a further attempt to head off another Orange Order-orchestrated stand-off at Drumcree church next month. Currin, who represented many of those giving evidence to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, is also the joint chairman of the Six-County Sentence Review Commission. Free article

McBride parents welcome assessor's report

8 June 2000

The parents of Belfast teenager Peter McBride have welcomed comments made by the Independent Assessor on Military Complaints condemning the delay by an Army Board deciding the future of the two guardsmen convicted of his 1992 killing. Free article

Corruption bringing politics into disrepute - Adams

8 June 2000

Speaking in Drogheda, County Louth, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said that corruption has brought politics into disrepute. Free article

Ó Caoláin questions Ahern on Ground Rents

8 June 2000

The long-running issue of Ground Rents was raised by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin in the Dáil last week, when he questioned the Taoiseach and urged the passage of legislation to abolish what he described as a ``legacy of British landlordism''. Free article

Aldi sacks five

8 June 2000

Five members of MANDATE were sacked by management at the Aldi store in Dublin as a dispute over union recognition intensified this week. MANDATE members placed pickets on the supermarket following the refusal of Aldi management to recognise the union at the supermarket store. Free article

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