22 September 2005 Edition

Sectarian Attacks News in Brief

22 September 2005

News in brief on sectarian unionist paramilitary attacks in Armagh, Derry City, Strabane and South Derry. Free article

Danish social experiment under threat

22 September 2005

Christiania is an autonomous Danish community established 33 years ago following the civil occupation of an unused area and is seen by many an unparalleled example of entrepreneurship and innovation. Free article

Southern Political News in Brief

22 September 2005

News in brief on southern political events such as Adams meeting Ahern and 'Colombia 3' extradition request. Free article

International News in brief

22 September 2005

International news in brief from Germany, Norway, Afghanistan, Mexico, Pakistan, Iraq and Palestine. Free article

Northern Political News in Brief

22 September 2005

News in brief on northern political events and stories Free article

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Campaigning News in Brief

22 September 2005

News in brief on campaigning issues such as homelessness and father's call for public inquiry. Free article

Unionist attacks take racist turn

22 September 2005

The homes of three migrant worker and their families in Portadown, County Armagh have been targeted by unionist paramilitaries in petrol-bomb attacks. The houses at Craigwell Avenue are close to the unionist Corcrain Estate. Craigavon Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McKeown said those to blame were clearly intent on causing serious injury to the occupants. Free article

UDA boss gets bail

22 September 2005

Ousted unionist paramilitary boss Jim Gray was released from jail on Thursday 15 September on £15,000 bail. Former East Belfast UDA boss Gray, of Knockwood Park, Belfast, who is accused of money laundering was arrested near Banbridge, County Down along with his partner Sharon Moss in April this year as he drove towards the border. The PSNI allegedly found a bank draft for €10,000 and nearly £3,000 sterling in Gray's car. He also faces charges of possessing and concealing criminal property and money laundering. Free article

Maghaberry strip-searching "inhuman"

22 September 2005

After visiting Maghaberry Prison, County Antrim, on Tuesday 20 September, a Sinn Féin delegation including Catriona Ruane and Gerry Kelly accused the North's prison authorities of abusing the human rights of prisoners. According to Ruane, the delegation spoke to republican prisoners who complained about, "the excessive strip-searching of prisoners", and the threat of attack from unionist paramilitaries. Free article

Gerry Adams urges US to remain engaged

22 September 2005

On a four-day trip to the United States Sinn Féin President Gerry briefed members of the US Congress including Senator Hillary Clinton on the Irish Peace Process in Washington DC. He also met with the State Department. Free article

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