16 January 1997 Edition

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Thursday 9 January.

Russian veterinary authorities wish to extend their beef ban to five more Irish counties following the Egyptian refusal to accept live cattle exports from Ireland.

The states legal experts try to determine if the hundreds of District court sittings held in halls and Ballrooms around the twenty six counties are valid.

Friday 10 January.

Agriculture Minister Ivan Yates is to go to Moscow next week to head off the Russian ban on Irish beef.

Talks on a cost cutting plan begin at Dublin Bus between management and unions.

Saturday 11 January.

Members of the largest nursing union in the twenty six counties vote by a landslide majority for their first national strike.

The GAA promise stringent food hygiene checks following Croke Park hygiene breaches.

Mountjoy Governor admits that a failed escape attempt led to the 53-hour siege in the prison last week.

Sunday 12 January.

An eleventh hour intervention by King Hussain of Jordan appears to have salvaged an accord between Israel and Palestine over the Isreali military withdrawal from Hebron.

Monday 13 January.

Party delegations return to Stormont to begin a new round of political talks.

Unionists in Fermanagh call for the removal of a monument to IRA Sean Sabhat and Fergal O'Hanlon.

A Belfast RUC patrol narrowly escapes an IRA mortar attack in West Belfast.

Tuesday 14 January.

The Irish budget is now estimated to yield tax cuts of over £400m.

A crowd of 500,000 fills the centre of Belgrade for a rally to demand the resignation of President Slobodan Milosevic.

Wednesday 15 January.

Three people are injured in a gun attack by a German man in Cavan. The incident is related to an imminent eviction.

A court case begins in Dublin which may herald the first divorce under the new constitutional amendment.

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