20 March 1997 Edition

McAliskey Labelled Guilty by Tory

20 March 1997

Tory MP and Home Office minister David Maclean last week referred to Roisín McAliskey as an `IRA prisoner'' and implied that she should be treated similarly to Myra Hindley, a child murderer who is serving natural life. Free article

New Labour, new hope?

20 March 1997

As the Westminster election campaign gets under way two writers analyse the implications of a possible Labour victory Free article

Feuding Orangemen confuse marching issue

20 March 1997

Reports of a compromise made by the local Orange Order in Dromore, County Tyrone, and residents in relation to the contentious parade to take place there on July 12 has been confused and put in doubt after wrangling between local Lodge members and hardline outsiders. Free article

Damien Sullivan wins appeal

20 March 1997

West Belfast man Damien Sullivan walked free last week after having a life sentence quashed. Sullivan was sentenced to life in May 1994 in connection with the shooting of a security guard at Anderson and McAuley's store in the centre of Belfast. Free article

Devastating attacks on crown forces

20 March 1997

In two attacks launched within 12 hours of each other against crown forces patrols in East and North Belfast, two British soldiers and a notorious RUC member operating out of Mountpottinger RUC barracks in the Short Strand received serious injuries. Free article

Shooting mystery

20 March 1997

An Phoblacht has learned that the IRA had no involvement in a shooting incident near Aldergrove airport in January when three shots were reportedly fired at an Isuzu Trooper jeep that was said to have been carrying a senior British army officer and his driver. Free article

Candidate threatened

20 March 1997

Sean McGirr, Sinn Féin candidate for Armagh City in the forthcoming local elections, spoke this week of a campaign of harassment against him by the crown forces which he considers has escalated to a point where he might be assassinated. Free article

Trade Unionists support Harryville massgoers

20 March 1997

A TRADES UNIONIST WHO attended last Saturday's United Against Bigotry (UAB) demonstration at Our Lady's church in Harryville spoke to An Phoblacht after the demonstration and told us why he had gone to support the Catholic parishoners of Ballymena who have been subjected to a 27 week picket by loyalists. Free article

Green Movement at a crossroads

20 March 1997

Robert Allen urges environmentalists to look at a socialist agenda Free article

Galway hears anti-drugs message

20 March 1997

Almost fifty concerned parents and community activists attended a meeting organised by Sinn Fein's Galway representative, Mike Egan, in the Westside Community Centre this week to hear Christy Burke outline the response of Dublin communities to the plague of drugs. Free article


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