31 July 1997 Edition

Sinn Féin leaders visit POWs

31 July 1997

Sinn Féin leaders have begun a series of visits to republican political prisoners and have called for their release. Free article

Birmingham Six slam compo offer

31 July 1997

The Birmingham Six have blasted the latest compensation offers from the British government as ``derisory and insulting'', after meeting the British Home Secretary Jack Straw on Wednesday 23 July. Free article

Heading for the Magnetic North

31 July 1997

Mick Naughton previews a fistful of festivals Free article

Closure of Ballinamore Teagasc Centre

31 July 1997

Sinn Féin Councillor Liam McGirl says he is appalled by the proposed closure of the Teagasc Model Farm in Ballinamore, County Leitrim. He says it is tragedy for the workers involved who will lose much-needed jobs. Free article

Dublin/Monaghan bombings - families seek justice

31 July 1997

The families of the victims of the greatest mass murder in the history of Ireland, the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of May 1974 have been delayed in their campaign for justice, as High Court Judge Mary Lavoy will not pass judgement until 27 August. The families want the court to compel gardai to release documents in their possession relating to the bombings in which 33 people were murdered, and 240 were injured. Free article

People power forces flats demolition

31 July 1997

Cork Corporation councilors under the watchful eyes of over fifty residents and community activists voted on Monday night to reject a developer's plan for the Blackpool flats and instead to write to the Minister for the Environment calling for their demolition. The campaign for the flats demolition has been ongoing for a number of years and has cropped up as an election issue numerous times. Promises have been made but never kept. Free article

Government urged to honour drugs pledge

31 July 1997

The new government has been challenged to honour the pledge of the previous administration to give major funding to community drugs projects. Free article

Duffy refused bail again

31 July 1997

The credibility of the witness who is at the centre of the RUC prosecution case against Lurgan man Collie Duffy (29), of Drumnamoe Gardens was challenged at a Belfast High Court bail hearing on 29 July. Free article

Dioxin - no safe level

31 July 1997

Robert Allen urges caution on EPA reassurances Free article

Fógraí bháis

31 July 1997

Joe Burns Free article


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