14 May 1998 Edition

Nationalists under fire

14 May 1998

Over the last few weeks Nationalists in the Newington area of North Belfast have been subjected to verbal abuse and assault from loyalists in nearby Tiger's Bay. Free article

Mercenary aids Scots Guards

14 May 1998

The case of the two Scots Guards who were jailed for murdering Belfast teenager Peter McBride in 1992 took an ominous turn this week. Free article

Antrim GAA Board pull a fast one

14 May 1998

Speaking exclusively to An Phoblacht, a senior County Antrim committee member has exposed the attempts of the County Antrim GAA Board to stifle debate about dropping Rule 21 (which bars members of the crown forces from the GAA). Free article

Questions over police handling of sectarian attack

14 May 1998

The shambolic handling by Glasgow police of the attempted murder of Celtic fan Sean O'Connor continues apace. Free article

Councillor in Britain

14 May 1998

Maghera Sinn Fein Councillor John Kelly has just returned from a short speaking tour of England organised by the Troops Out Movement. Free article

Springhill slams voting system

14 May 1998

Teach an Phobail/Springhill Community House have come out strongly against the electoral system decided for the proposed six county assembly. Free article

RUC attack SFY

14 May 1998

The past number of months have seen a huge increase in RUC harassment and violence against Sinn Fein Youth activists. There are currently 25 cases ongoing against SFY members. Full-time workers in South Armagh and Belfast are specifically being targeted. Half the charges against these activists are a complete travesty and half result from arrests at peaceful protests. Free article


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