24 April 1997 Edition

Catholics forced off site

24 April 1997

THREE YOUNG WEST BELFAST CATHOLICS were ordered off a building site in the loyalist Sandy Row area of Belfast on Monday 21 April. Free article

Arrested men's families issue appeal

24 April 1997

The families of men arrested and assaulted in South Armagh earlier this month have issued a statement outlining the nature of the assaults and calling for help to prevent a miscarriage of justice. The men have been charged with serious offences. Free article

Scots guards release more likely

24 April 1997

Scots guards James Fisher, 28 and Mark Wright 23, who murdered North Belfast teenager Peter McBride in the New Lodge area of Belfast in 1992 have been told that their life sentences will be reviewed in October. Free article

Orange RUC men back on duty

24 April 1997

The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided that four RUC men, suspended on full pay, who took part in Orange Order protests at the time of Drumcree in 1996 should not face criminal charges, and the four have now had their suspensions lifted. The accusations of involvement will still be the focus of an internal RUC disciplinary committee, but their reinstatement seriously damages RUC credibility in nationalist eyes. Free article

Unionists threaten Féile funding

24 April 1997

Gerry Adams has denounced a Belfast City Council decision to block funding for the West Belfast Festival as a ``disgraceful witch-hunt'' and said Sinn Fein would do all possible to reverse the decision taken last Friday 18 April. Free article

McCann memorial unveiled

24 April 1997

During a ceremony that was clearly moving for the family of Joe McCann, and curious by Belfast standards, a plaque was unveiled on the 25th anniversary of the death of this Official IRA volunteer on Sunday 13 April at Joy Street where McCann was shot dead by British paratroops. Free article

Fógraí bháis

24 April 1997

Seamus Fitzsimmons Free article

News review

24 April 1997

This weeks news in brief... Free article


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