7 December 2000 Edition

Catholics terrorised in Larne

7 December 2000

A small grey-haired woman sits with her 18-year-old son in the modest front living room of their County Antrim home. On her lap she is holding a fire extinguisher. This is her family's only defence against the sectarian thugs who have attacked their home over 15 times in the last two years. Last Friday night the house was petrol bombed. Free article

Adams praises those who struggled

7 December 2000

A weekend of events to commemorate four IRA Volunteers from the South Armagh Brigade who died within six months of each other in 1975 was held over the weekend of December 2 and 3. Free article

Sinn Féin confident in Dublin South Central

7 December 2000

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was in Dublin South Central on Thursday night, 30 November, as the party launched its election campaign to regain the seat once held by Countess Markievicz. Free article

Basque language activists arrested

7 December 2000

The latst in a series of moves against Basque cultural organisations has seen the imprisonment by Judge Baltasar Garzón of four members of AEK -the Alfabetatze Euskalduntze Koordinakundea (AEK), an independent organisation working on adult literacy in Basque Language since 1982. In the last few months, the governing Spanish right-wing Popular Party has banned a series of books on Basque history from Basque schools. There were also renewed attacks against different Basque publications, like Ardi Beltza, a monthly magazine whose editor, Pepe Rey, could face imprisonment over a video about the Spanish media. Free article

Charlie Kerins Commemoration

7 December 2000

The annual Volunteer Charlie Kerins Commemoration took place Friday evening, 1 December, at a windy and rainswept Tralee. A crowd of approximately 60 braved the conditions and marched from the 1798 Croppy Box Memorial on Denny Street to the Charlie Kerins Memorial on Strand Road. The march was led by the Ballyseedy martyrs Republican Band. The event was chaired by Kerry Comhairle Cheantair chair Eddie Riordan. Free article

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US experts may examine bomb debris

7 December 2000

Author Don Mullan revealed on Tuesday 5 December that a number of US bomb experts were willing to travel to Ireland and reexamine forensic evidence left over from the 1974 Dublin bombings. Free article

Dublin City faces waste charges battle

7 December 2000

Next Monday, Dublin councillors have to face a key decision - whether to vote through the estimates for next year, or not. Incorporated in this year's estimates are waste charges, charges on the householders for refuse collection. Free article

Evicted for Christmas

7 December 2000

On 10 March 1993, at the 49th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, the 26 Counties, along with all other participants, adopted a Resolution on Forced Evictions which ``urges governments to undertake immediate measures, at all levels, aimed at eliminating the practice of forced evictions. Also urges governments to confer legal security to all persons currently threatened with forced evictions, based upon effective participation, consultation and negotiations with effective persons or groups.'' Free article

FRU whistle blower not to be prosecuted

7 December 2000

A former member of the British Army's covert Force Research Unit (FRU) charged under the Official Secrets Act in the belief that he was the whistle blower known as `Martin Ingram' will not be prosecuted, it has emerged this week. The London Metropolitan Police abandoned the prosecution of the former FRU operative as he emerged as a key witness in the Stevens' investigation. Free article

ICC and TSB banks should not be sold

7 December 2000

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has hit out at the announcement that the ICC and TSB banks are to be sold off. Free article

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