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3 April 1997 Edition

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News review

Thursday 27 March

A 19-year-old man, shot and injured by undercover crown forces in Coalisland, County Tyrone, is arrested in hospital.

Orange meeting in Ballymena is halted after disruption caused by dissidents opposed to dialogue to end the impasses in Dunloy and Harryville.

Liverpool player Robbie Fowler is fined £900 for displaying a T-shirt backing the striking Liverpool dockers during a European game.


Friday 28 March

Two republican prisoners are to legally challenge security measures introduced since the discovery of the escape tunnel in Long Kesh.

UN Security Council approves an Italian-led force to guard food deliveries to Albania for three months.

One day after holding talks with President Mobutu, Zairean rebels capture another key town.


Saturday 29 March

PLO rejects Israeli proposals and conditions for restarting the floundering peace negotiations.

Four die as Albanian boat collides with an Italian warship.


Sunday 30 March

Easter Rising commemorations take place throughout the 32 Counties.

Loyalist bomb is defused outside Sinn Féin's New Lodge office in North Belfast.


Monday 31 March

Marching season in the Six Counties gets under way with Apprentice Boys' march diverting away from the Ormeau Road in South Belfast.


Tuesday 2 April

Masked IRA Volunteers appear at an Easter Rising commemoration in North Belfast.

Four Palestinians are killed amid intensifying violence on the West and Gaza Strip. Israeli premier Netanyahu to meet US President Clinton.

Anti-Drugs activist Desmond Whelan is stabbed to death outside his home in Dublin's South-Inner-City.


Wednesday 2 April

British Conservative Party launches its election manifesto. John Major says that the Six Counties ``will always be part of the United Kingdom''.

Irish soccer team is defeated 3-2 in a World Cup qualifier in Macedonia.

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