12 December 2002 Edition

Soldier's "vivid memory of mistreatment"

12 December 2002

Two former British soldiers, both members of the 1st Battalion Colstream Guards at the time, told the Bloody Sunday inquiry on Friday that they had been "appalled" at the brutality meted out to detainees held at Fort George. Free article

Strabane-Lifford protest march backs Castlerea Five

12 December 2002

Several hundred people attended a protest march from Strabane to Lifford on Saturday 7 December in support of the Free the Castlerea Five Campaign. Jay McCauley, chairperson of the group, was delighted at the level of support. Free article

Kelly responds to Constantine report

12 December 2002

"Special Branch is still operating as a force within a force," said Sinn Féin spokesperson on policing Gerry Kelly on Tuesday 10 December. Free article

Orde fails northern Catholics

12 December 2002

Catholics in the North are 'failing' the PSNI, Chief Constable Hugh Orde told the media last week. The comment accompanied the revelation that even within the civilian clerical backup, less than 10% of Catholics had been recruited to assist the PSNI. Free article

PSNI deny warning Rasharkin bar owner of attack

12 December 2002

A bar owner in Rasharkin village in Country Antrim has called on the PSNI to "come clean" over a threat to his premises from unionist paramilitaries. Free article

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Adams in Washington

12 December 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams travelled to Washington on Monday for three days of political briefings with senior politicians and the Administration. Free article

SF National Chair in London

12 December 2002

Sinn Féin National Chairperson, Mitchel Mc Laughlin left on a two-day working trip to London on Wednesday 11 December. Free article

Demil failure slammed

12 December 2002

Sinn Féin MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew says that nationalists throughout the North are angry at the failure of the British government to move on the demilitarisation promises made in the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Quebec Labour calls on Blair to restore Assembly

12 December 2002

The general assembly of the 80,000 strong Montreal Central Council of the CSN trade union federation passed a unanimous motion calling on Tony Blair to restore the Assembly. Free article

Dubliners face 30% bin charges hike

12 December 2002

Sinn Féin Councillors in Dublin City are leading the protest against a proposed 30% rise in bin charges by the City Manager. Free article

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