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14 May 1998 Edition

The struggle continues

14 May 1998

With a confidence and a unity which defied and dismayed their political opponents, Sinn Féin took a huge step forward in their struggle last Sunday. Free article

Justice demanded for Robert Hamill

14 May 1998

Up to 100 people representing community groups, human rights groups and political parties held a vigil outside Belfast City Hall on Friday 8 May, the first anniversary of the Portadown man's death at the hands of loyalists. Robert had been attacked and lay in a coma for 12 days before he died in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital. Free article

Money talks - in Irish...at last

14 May 1998

After decades of vigorous campaigning the Department of Education has at last granted £2 million to Bunscoil Phobail Feirste. The money, long fought for by Irish language enthusiasts, parents and politicians, means that Irish language education has been given a much-needed boost and ensures that a new school will replace the present prefabricated structures. Free article

US activists briefed

14 May 1998

Three senior members of Sinn Féin travelled directly from the Ard Fheis in Dublin on Sunday to brief activists in the US on the outcome Free article

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Bloody Sunday was planned - new evidence

14 May 1998

Bloody Sunday was the result of a planned attack by the British army in Derry which British soldiers knew in advance would result in civilian casualties, according to new evidence. A number of witnesses have recently come forward for the first time to make statements to lawyers who are compiling evidence. Free article

Another British bug exposed

14 May 1998

Sinn Fein's Francie Molloy has reacted angrily to the finding of a sophisticated British surveillance device found by two Sinn Fein activists in their isolated Cappagh home in County Tyrone last Thursday 7 May. Free article


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