23 January 1997 Edition

Tyrone men viciously assaulted

23 January 1997

Just hours after he buried his father Tyrone man Sean McGuigan, along with two friends, Kevin Sutton and Trevor Daly, was savagely beaten by the RUC. Free article

`Major admits failure' - Adams

23 January 1997

Gerry Adams has described as an ``admission of failure'' the statement by John Major that he would return to the Irish peace process ``refreshed and invigorated'' after the British general election. Free article

Snap appeal to prevent campaign

23 January 1997

The family of miscarriage of justice victim Damien Sullivan claim that he has been given an early appeal in order to ``clamp down on our ability to get a public campaign going''. Free article

Paras back in Coalisland

23 January 1997

The announcement that the Parachute Regiment is to return to Coalisland in east Tyrone has brought a strom of protest from the local community, five years after that regiment ran amok through the town centre, shooting and badly wounding three people. Free article

US to repatriate Maguire

23 January 1997

Republican prisoner Eamon Maguire is one of three prisoners who have been given preliminary approval by the United States Justice Department for repatriation to Irish prisons. Maguire was extradited to the United States in 1994 on charges of conspiracy to export arms from the US. He is expected to be transferred to Portlaoise Prison. Maguire is due for release next year. Free article

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Attacks `not by republicans'

23 January 1997

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Crumley has described attacks on the homes of SDLP councillors Pat Devine and Jim Clifford as ``totally indefensible'' and has offered his sympathy to the men's families. Free article

Another public rep for Sinn Féin

23 January 1997

``A victory for the democratic process,'' were the words which an elated Anne O'Leary used to describe her co-option as a Sinn Féin public representative onto Bantry Town Commission on Tuesday 14 January. Free article

The huts are back

23 January 1997

Two drug-watch huts have been erected again in Tallaght while two more are to go up in the coming week. The huts have appeared in the same area where,18 months ago, efforts to stop drug pushing encouraged other communities to follow suit. Free article

RUC interrogation details used by Garda

23 January 1997

A LIMERICK WOMAN LIVING in West Belfast has decided to leave the city after both the Gardai and RUC threatened her with loyalists. Free article

Putting children first

23 January 1997

Finian McGrath wonders if the new Education Bill really does herald a radical change for schools in the 26 Counties Free article

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