Republican News · Thursday 06 April 2000

[An Phoblacht]

I brought this case against the Sunday Times to prove that I am an honest journalist. The jury's verdict has now shown that I am. It has taken me seven years to clear my name.

Television producer and authro of the book The Committee Sean McPhilemy after winning his libel case against the Sunday Times which had accused him of falsification in his programme on collusion in the Six Counties.


I certainly think there is a sense of urgency on the part of the Irish Government and the Taoiseach, which we share. There is only one chance left in the near future to sort this out. the hammer blow inflicted on the process by the suspension of the institutions cannot be absorbed forever. That has to be rectified.

Gerry Adams after meeting with Bertie Ahern last week.


It's time to speak up for those asylum seekers who are systematically being cast as criminals, despite the fact that they are here legally until the Department of Justice decides otherwise.

Denise Hall ,writing in the Examiner on attitudes to refugees.


Privatisation will result in cherry picking by businessmen concerned purely with profit, low-grade services and spiralling fare increases. Private services have profit, not consumers, at heart and the people who depend on buses for practical and envronmental reasons will suffer in the long run.

Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Crowe on the Dublin Bus dispute.


The British Government acted illegally in suspending the institutions. It should act immediately to reverse this decision. Peter Mandelson's unilateral decision has overturned the mandate given by more than two million Irish voters, who agreed that these institutions should be set up.

Ard Chomhairle member Aengus Ó Snodaigh, after the occupation of the British Tourist Authority offices in Dublin last Saturday by Sinn Féin members calling for the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.


There have been links between loyalists and the right wing in Britain for years. In the past, UDA people were linked up with C18. The obvious concern is that among an element of the LVF - we don't know how widespread it is - there is now a mutual acceptance of Comabat 18 ideology.

Nick Lowes of Searchlight, the international anti-fascist magazine, on links between loyalists and neo-fascist groupings in England.

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