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31 July 1997 Edition

UVF link to brutal murder

31 July 1997

The sectarian killing of 16-year-old James Morgan was one of the most brutal to have taken place in nearly 30 years of conflict. The teenager was found on 27 July, three days after he went missing from his home in Castlewellan, County Down. His body was dumped in a water-filled hole at Clough. He was mutilated beyond recognition. Free article

Mála Poist

31 July 1997

Outmanoeuvering the British



A Chairde,

I salute the leadership of the republican movement for its brilliant outmaneouvering of the British and the Unionists and its success in getting the decommissioning obstacle removed from our road. It should not be replaced. As Leon Trotsky pointed out, political consciousness often lags behind circumstances and those who are not incapable of... Free article

Real test will come with talks

31 July 1997

Micheal Mac Donncha writes that the test of a new peace process is whether it can change the course of history. Free article

Loyalist mob targets Lower Ormeau

31 July 1997

The drunken mob of loyalists who pulled down the Lower Ormeau Road community's festival banner last Saturday evening were assisted by the RUC and British soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment according to residents of the area. It was yet another sectarian attack which left residents hospitalised and some badly injured. Free article

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Iran awakes to a new ideological revolution

31 July 1997

Special report by Ann Maguire in Teheran Free article

Crown forces urged to call ceasefire

31 July 1997

Sinn Fein Cookstown District Councillor Finbar Conway has demanded the British Army and RUC ``call a ceasefire in their campaign of harassment against the nationalist community of Pomeroy.'' Free article

Derry march agreement?

31 July 1997

Derry residents, as well as those in small villages, are wondering if this time the Apprentice Boys might actually take the opportunity created for them by the conciliation efforts of the Bogside residents and others, and march with consent in Derry. Free article


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