15 May 1997 Edition

RUC man killed by INLA

15 May 1997

The INLA claimed responsibility for the shooting of RUC member Darren Bradshaw in The Parliament Bar in Belfast's Docks area on Friday 9 May. Free article

Portadown killing puts RUC in the dock

15 May 1997

The bottom line for the family of 25 year old father of two Robert Hamill is that their son and brother would be alive today had the RUC done what they are supposed to do. Free article

RUC man convicted over Orange violence

15 May 1997

An RUC man was found guilty last week of taking part in loyalist protests during last summer's Drumcree violence. Free article

Spirit of Drumcree in retreat

15 May 1997

Joel Patton, militant leader of the Spirit of Drumcree Orange Order group, and Worshipful Master of Killyman Loyal Orange Lodge has signalled his intention to increase his efforts to dislodge the present leadership of the Orange Order, despite recent setbacks for his Spirit of Drumcree faction. Free article

RUC man convicted over Orange violence

15 May 1997

An RUC man was found guilty last week of taking part in loyalist protests during last summer's Drumcree violence. Free article

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SDLP junkets exposed

15 May 1997

Sinn Féin in Newry and South Armagh has accused the SDLP of ``bleeding the ratepayers dry''. In a message to all voters in the area the party claims that the SDLP-controlled Newry and Mourne Council spent a staggering £170,000 on junkets between May 1993 and November 1996. Free article

Feile funds threatened

15 May 1997

Feile an Phobail Director Catriona Ruane and Sinn Fein Councillor Alex Maskey have confirmed they are taking legal advice regarding DUP councillors' efforts to deny or delay funding for three Féile projects. Free article

Sinn Féin stands 15 candidates in general election

15 May 1997

Sinn Féin is standing fifteen candidates in the general election in the 26 Counties. The election comes at a crucial moment as efforts are made to rebuild the peace process. The party is aiming to make the breakthrough into Leinster House which would greatly strengthen the republican mandate. Free article

McGuinness calls for halt to sectarian attacks

15 May 1997

Martin McGuinness has called for a halt to sectarian attacks following the death of Catholic Robert Hamill in Portadown on Thursday and a series of attacks in Derry that left Protestant Ivan Hetherington on a life support machine. Free article

RUC man convicted over Orange violence

15 May 1997

An RUC man was found guilty last week of taking part in loyalist protests during last summer's Drumcree violence. Free article


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