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9 October 1997 Edition

New era can begin

9 October 1997

Real talks finally began on Tuesday with all the main parties at the table. For the first time nationalist and unionist parties and both governments are engaged in one process of negotiations on the future of Ireland. Free article

Saoirse demand increases

9 October 1997

WHILE THE REPERCUSSIONS OF Martin McGuinness's Coalisland speech centred on his declaration that Sinn Féin would be entering the Stormont talks determined to ``smash the union'', the reason for the march and rally at which the speech was made went largely unheeded. Free article

A very special court hearing in Madrid

9 October 1997

Teresa Toda reports on the opening of a trial which could see the entire National Executive of Herri Batasuna sent to prison Free article

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LVF planning to attack republicans

9 October 1997

SINN FEIN'S MID-ULSTER MP Martin McGuinness has warned republicans and their families to be extra vigilant in the coming weeks after the RUC told a number of South Derry republicans that their lives were under threat from the LVF. Free article

Plans to extend Harryville protests

9 October 1997

Catholic churches in Ballymoney and Coleraine have been identified and may be picketed by loyalists determined to extend their sectarian campaign at Harryville. Free article


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