Republican News · Thursday 5 October 1999

[An Phoblacht]

Dúirt Siad

The whole thing's in chaos... Yeah, obviously I think it's gone badly wrong in the Rossville... The doctor's just been up the hospital and they're puling stiffs out there as fast as they can get them out.

Tape of British crown forces conversations, immediately after Bloody Sunday.


There's nothing wrong with that.

other British soldier's voice in reply.


If this is the pace the army intends to move at, it could take between 20 and 30 years to completely demilitarise South Armagh. I do welcome this announcement as another step in the right direction but there needs to be more substantial demilitarisation.

Sinn Féin MLA Conor murphy on the news that the British Army is to return some land to local residents in Newtownhamilton.


For the British Army, the shooting of `` nine to fifteen'' people on the streets of ``Londonderry'' was a good laugh. That's the key lesson from the IRA's bugging of the then RUC headquarters in Derry on Bloody Sunday.

Pat McArt, editior of the Derry Journal, writing in Ireland on Sunday.


Kevin Barry, Bobby Sands, Mairéad Farrell... prepared to die for their ideals while Charlie Haughey, Ray Burke, Pádraic Flynn and Liam Lawlor cliam membership of a republican party...

Singer Christy Moore in an extract from his autobiography One Voice.


It has reached the stage where several of the 40 non-Irish workers in our 600-strong workforce are considering leaving Ireland because of racism and xenophobia.

Dublin Accountantcy firm's Human Resource Manager, on the racism facing legal migrants as well as Asylum seekers from abroad. Ireland on Sunday.


Drugs counsellors generally agree that residential treatment is the only means by which most addicts will quit hard drugs - heroin, cocaine, methadone - for good. Having listened to all of the interested parties, the Minister should be mindful of this and the fact that the state only has 100 long term residential drug treatment places - that's one for every 130 addicts.

Editorial in last Sunday's Business Post.

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