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6 March 1997 Edition

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Mr Ahern is saying that the will of the whole of the Irish people - that violence should stop - must be accepted. Yet at the same time he says that the will of 43% of the nationalist people in the North need not be heard at all.

Fr Des Wilson on Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern's recent comments, Andersonstown News, Saturday 1 March.

 
We don't believe in negotiation. You can't negotiate on basic civil liberties like the right to parade on the Queen's Highway.

George Patton of the Orange Order, Sunday Tribune, 2 March.

 
If you talk about parades to them, they'll expect you to talk about everything. You'd be acknowledging that certain places are no longer part of Northern Ireland. All these wee towns and villages where union jacks used to fly are falling to the enemy.

Joe Patton, Spokesperson for the `Spirit of Drumcree' group.

 
O'Callaghan appeared in Washington like a skunk at a feast.

James Adams on informer Seán O'Callaghan's disastrous visit to the USA, the Sunday Times, 2 March.

 
My son was so important to me and what the British government is saying is that he didn't matter and they just sweep it under the carpet.

Jean McBride, mother of murdered nationalist Peter on the reported imminent release of two British soldiers convicted of his murder in 1994, Irish News, Monday 3 March.

 
Ominous presence.

Newsletter editorial on Gerry Adams's visits to meet residents of the Lower Ormeau and Garvaghy Roads, Monday 2 March.

 
McAliskey strip-searched 75 times in prison.

Headline in the Irish News on the disgraceful treatment of Roisín McAliskey, Tuesday 4 March.

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