4 September 1997 Edition

The dead are owed the truth

4 September 1997

I heard the news of the car crash in Paris as I was sitting in bed reading an excellent book by Patrick Campbell, called Death in Templecrone. Free article

Historic nationalists rally in Lurgan

4 September 1997

Nationalists achieved a historic first last Sunday 31 August when hundreds of people, young and old, defied the miserable weather and years of RUC and unionist bigotry to march into Lurgan town centre for the first time ever. Free article

From New Zealand to an Irish prison cell

4 September 1997

Twenty years ago a young Maori, Ana Meihana, left New Zealand for Belfast. She intended to search out her Irish connections. What she found was Armagh Jail. Free article

Sellafield `mess' slammed

4 September 1997

The Celtic League in describing the British government's monitoring of pollution in the Irish Sea as ``an uncoordinated mess'' have called for urgent independent assessment of the Sellafield plant. Free article

RUC attack Newry protestors

4 September 1997

The RUC forcibly removed protestors from Kildare Street in Newry last Saturday to allow a Royal Black Preceptory march through the nationalist town. Free article

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`Not in Derry!' says RUC man on perjury charge

4 September 1997

RUC constable Brian Hassan, who won notoriety by admitting on the witness stand during the `John Major trial' of over 30 republicans in 1995 that he had lied under oath about previous testimony, now claims he cannot get a fair trial in Derry. Free article

No one ever celebrated Devolution Day

4 September 1997

Next week the people of Scotland decide whether to have a devolved parliament. David Hewitt looks at why they aren't terribly excited about it all Free article

Saoirse to march to Belfast City Hall

4 September 1997

Saoirse, the prisoners support group, is set to hold a massive Belfast city march and rally at the City Hall on Sunday 14 September, on the eve of the Stormont talks, as it intensifies its campaign to force Britain to repatriate and release republican POWs. Free article

DIY demilitarisation continues

4 September 1997

Residents in West Belfast's Whiterock and Springfield Road areas decided to assist the British army and RUC in their departure from the Henry Taggart Barracks on the Springfield Road last Friday 29 August. Free article

Irish and Basque youth links planned

4 September 1997

A visit from Jarrai, the Basque youth movement, to Sinn Féin Youth has strengthened growing links between the two groups. Free article


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