12 March 1998 Edition

British soldier opens fire

12 March 1998

A joint British army/RUC patrol opened fire in the Falls Park area of West Belfast on Tuesday 10 March. Shots were heard by local residents shortly after 9pm. The area was later cordoned off by the RUC. Free article

Prisoner still ill-treated

12 March 1998

The family and friends of Seamus McArdle, who is being held in Belmarsh prison in London, have told An Phoblacht that the South Armagh man is still suffering serious harassment from prison warders. Free article

Parades Commission faces judicial review

12 March 1998

The Parades Commission controversy switches to Belfast High Court this Thursday as a joint submission from the Lower Ormeau Concerned Residents and Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition contends the Commission is unable to operate as an impartial and independent body. Free article

Kerry remembers the Civil War

12 March 1998

Memories of the Civil War, whose 75th anniversary occurs this year, remain vivid in Kerry. In the period 7 March to 14 March alone, 19 republican prisoners were put to death by the Free State army in a reign of terror rivalling that of the Black and Tan war. On the weekend of 7/8 March, two particularly savage atrocities were perpetrated on republican prisoners at Ballyseedy, Tralee and Countess Bridge Killarney, during which a total of 12 men were deliberately blown to pieces by mined barricades placed by the Free State army. Large crowds assembled at both locations on 1 and 7 March to hear Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly and Martin Ferris pay tribute to the courage and commitment of Kerry republicans during that terrible period. Free article

Key union backs Charter

12 March 1998

AN IMPORTANT American trade union has expressed its support for peace and justice in Ireland. Free article

ICPC inquiry into Adams beating

12 March 1998

On a cold dark February morning four years ago the RUC attacked 35 year-old Davy Adams with obscene intensity. In a statement to An Phoblacht Adams described how the attacks in Belmont Avenue, in the yard of Castlereagh and inside a holding cell at Castlereagh, left him in hospital for three weeks with a punctured lung, two fractured ribs, a fractured left leg, a badly swollen right leg, a busted head, a closed eye and a body full of bruises, aches and pains. Free article

DUP at loyalist rally

12 March 1998

``The only good IRA man is a dead one and they should be exterminated,'' Ian Paisley jnr told a thousand strong loyalist rally in Portadown last week. Free article

SFY Spring School

12 March 1998

Sinn Féin Youth held a very successful National Spring School in Dublin from Friday to Sunday 6-8 March to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the deaths of the Gibraltar Three and International Women's Day. It was attended by delegates from Newry, Belfast, Dublin, Derry, Wexford, Donegal, and Armagh. Free article

A station once again

12 March 1998

Every summer for the last three years the airwaves have crackled with the mad wit and irreverence of Triple FM, the people's station. Improved beyond measure, it can now be heard all across Belfast and up in the H Blocks. Running over the last three weeks, and up until St Patrick's day, Triple FM's first non-festival slot has been a brilliant success. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Paddy Clugston

12 March 1998

The death has taken place in Newry of a stalwart Republican, Paddy Clugston. Free article


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