4 December 1997 Edition

Targeted for RUC charm

4 December 1997

The RUC are engaged in a ``charm offensive'' in the Upper Springfield according to local community activists. Free article

Prison opportunity allowed to slip

4 December 1997

AS three republican prisoners are brought back to Ireland from prisons in England, the NIO has announced that prisoners are to benefit from ten days parole at Christmas. Free article

Death squad fears

4 December 1997

Fears of loyalist death squad activity in North Belfast increased last week when an Ardoyne woman received a sympathy card in the post, addressed to her son who was killed by the UDA five years ago. Free article

Real dialogue in London

4 December 1997

``A welcome opportunity for real dialogue,'' was how Caoimhghín O Caoláin described his participation in the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body Plenary Meeting in London this week. The Cavan-Monaghan TD is the first ever Sinn Féin representative on the body. Free article

PeaceWatch slams Britain over Drumcree

4 December 1997

United States human rights group, PeaceWatch Ireland, last week launched their report on the events on the Garvaghy Road in this July this year. Free article

Saoirse march for Omagh

4 December 1997

NATIONALISTS from across the Six Counties are being urged to attend a Saoirse rally in the Tyrone town of Omagh this Sunday 7 December. Free article

McAleese to visit Ardoyne

4 December 1997

THE RECENTLY ELECTED President of Ireland, Belfast born Mary McAleese, is to visit Ardoyne in North Belfast on Friday 5 December. And according to sources in the area, close to where McAleese used to live, local republicans are among those officially invited to meet McAleese in the Brookfield Mill. Free article

Creche heralds new era

4 December 1997

WHEN THE WHITEROCK Creche Association launched its development plan on 13 November 1997 it marked five years of hard work and bore witness to a unique partnership with the GAA. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Mary McVeigh

4 December 1997

The ink of partition was hardly dry when Mary Walsh was born in November 1922 in the Republican ghetto of Ballymacarrett in Belfast. Free article

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