15 May 2003 Edition

Short Strand residents on alert after loyalist violence

15 May 2003

Short Strand residents fear a long hot summer after rival UDA and UVF members clashed on the Castlereagh Road in East Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning. Free article

IRA not involved in O'Connor disappearance

15 May 2003

The IRA has denied any involvement in the disappearance of County Armagh man Gareth O'Connor. Free article

Trimble targets Parades Commission

15 May 2003

UUP leader David Trimble has again suggested that violence will be the inevitable outcome if the Orange Order's demands on sectarian parades are not met. Free article

McElduff detained by PSNI

15 May 2003

Sinn Féin has hit out at the continued harassment of the party by the PSNI following an incident in West Tyrone. Free article

NIO refuses Holy Cross compensation

15 May 2003

The NIO Compensations Agency has refused to pay damages to the families of several traumatised children of Holy Cross Primary Schoolin North Belfast. Free article

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McConomy family wants truth from soldiers

15 May 2003

Members of the family of Stephen McConomy, the eleven-year-old Derry schoolboy killed by a British Army plastic bullet in April 1982, traveled to London on Wednesday to hand deliver four letters to the Minister of Defence, Geoff Hoon MP. The letters were personally addressed to the four British soldiers who were in the Saracen in the Bogside when Stephen was killed, including the soldier who fired the fatal plastic bullet. Free article

Francis Hughes remembered: Don't mourn, organise, says McGuinness

15 May 2003

A large crowd turned out on Saturday night 10 May at St Mary's graveyard in Bellaghy, County Derry to mark the 22nd anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Francis Hughes. Free article

DUP blocks collusion motion

15 May 2003

Sinn Féin councillor Philip McGuigan has accused the Democratic Unionist Party of not being interested in truth or justice after unionists rejected a motion he tabled in Ballymoney Council calling for an independent inquiry into the 1989 killing of IRA Volunteer Gerard Casey. Free article

Remembering Fian John Dempsey

15 May 2003

A tribute to the 16-year-old Fian John Dempsey, who was shot dead by the British during the 1981 hunger strikes. Free article

Ahern's commitment to Six-County representation welcomed

15 May 2003

Comments made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil in relation to northern representation have been welcomed. Free article

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