British commitment to Agreement in doubt
As we go to print, Peter Mandelson is set to table amendments to
the Police Bill, for consideration next week in the British House
of Lords, which are likely to fall considerably short of the
demands made by Sinn Féin and the SDLP.
A Catholic man and his two sons narrowly escaped death and
serious injury when a pipe bomb exploded under a seat in their
Over a thousand Catholic families are currently on the
Housing Executive waiting list in North Belfast.
The IRA has stated that it was not involved in the killing of
Joseph O'Connor in the Ballymurphy area of West Belfast last
The shadow of 1981 should not
overcast the hunger strike that brought seven men close to death
the previous year, writes Michael Pierse.
The Pat Finucane Centre (PFC) has investigated
the case of three men killed in a loyalist gun and bomb
attack on Donnelly's Bar, Silverbridge, on 19 December 1975.
Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin,
has called for a full cross-jurisdictional public
inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
It has been revealed that the RUC had a detailed verbal
confession to the killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane two
years after his assassination.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams officially opened the Sinn
Féin Sligo/Leitrim Constituency Office last weekend.
A ruling in the High Court in Dublin sett a 22
January 2001 date for the State's appeal to increase the
sentences of two republican prisoners.
In the 26 Counties, fluoridation of
drinking water is mandatory even though fluoride is carcinogenic.
There was a large attendance in Birmingham for the Barnes/McCormack Commemoration on
Saturday 7 October.
In its pre-Budget submission, the
Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed (INOU) called for
an increase of £14 in Unemployment Assistance.
In an exclusive interview with An Phoblacht's Peadar Whelan, Sinn
Féin Six-County Minister for Education, Martin McGuinness,
discusses his brief.
Sinn Féin's Mitchell McLaughlin was in London on Thursday
to provide an unpdate on the current state of the policing issue.
The Tribunals are failing because they are a system of inquiry
designed by politicians to investigate politicians, argues
Brian Hayes TD sponsored a motion on the 1998 Omagh bombing which was a
transparent attempt to target Sinn Féin.
An agreement to end
Israeli-Palestinian violence this week became
increasingly irrelevant as the violence continued.
The crisis in the Irish poultry industry was raised in the
Dáil last week.
Two Dublin Councillors
went to witness the hearing of a case relating to the apparent racism of the state
Confusion continues over the Dublin government's intentions
on tax rates.
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