11 December 1997 Edition

Sinn Féin Youth growing in confidence

11 December 1997

Young republicans from Dublin, South Down, Derry, Fermanagh and Belfast debated the peace process, Sinn Féin strategy and tactics at a conference in Dundalk Town Hall on Saturday. Free article

Blair to hear republican case

11 December 1997

WHEN a Sinn Féin delegation meets Tony Blair today, the British premier will hear the demand for his country to end its claim over the Six Counties, Gerry Adams has said. Free article

Nationalist unity against Britain's military agenda

11 December 1997

Over 2,000 people who attended last Sunday's Anti-Watchtower rally in South Armagh heard a cross-section of nationalist opinion criticise the securocrats in the British establishment for pursuing a military agenda. Free article

Re-conquer Ireland - Adams

11 December 1997

``Take ownership of the struggle - the future is too important to be left to politicians,'' was the message from Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, addressing a crowd of over 3,000 people at the site of the Volunteer ambush which helped to change the course of the Black and Tan war at Kilmichael, West Cork, on Sunday 7 December. Free article

British sentences for 26 Counties

11 December 1997

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin will be voting against the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Amendment) Bill which was introduced in the Seanad on Wednesday and is due in the Dáil next week. Free article

RUC use DHSS info in recruitment attempt

11 December 1997

Melissa McKenna is a young single mother living alone. She became the fifth person in the Lurgan area to be targeted by the RUC Special Branch in recent weeks. Free article

Hamill family to launch appeal

11 December 1997

The family of loyalist murder victim Robert Hamill are to launch an appeal for funds to support a private prosecution against those they think are responsible for Robert's death. Free article

Hundreds at Maghera Saoirse rally

11 December 1997

Speaking at last Wednesday night's Saoirse torchlight march and rally in Maghera, which was attended by hundreds of South Derry nationalists, Sinn Féin's Francie Molloy said: Free article

British courts target eco-activists

11 December 1997

Animal rights campaigner Barry Horne has become the latest victim of the British establishment's war on eco-activists. Free article

We must do better this time

11 December 1997

Two gatherings were held in Dublin Castle on successive days last week. The juxtaposition has been little noted but it was heavy with irony. On Friday 5 December Taoiseach Bertie Ahern convened the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation. The next day he hosted a reception on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Irish Free State. Free article


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