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20 February 1997 Edition

Chance of 8 MPs

20 February 1997

The upcoming Westminster election offers an opportunity for nationalists to transform the political landscape in the Six Counties, said Sinn Féin Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin. Free article

Sinn Fein convenes community conference

20 February 1997

Opening a one day special conference in Twinbrook, West Belfast, on developing a community response to anti-social behaviour, Gerry Adams said, ``The aim of this meeting is quite simple. To discuss the issues raised by anti-social behaviour and seek to identify the means by which it can be effectively tackled. In short we are looking for a coordinated community and multi-agency strategy which makes best use of all the available resources; can demand additional resources, and which can make a real difference to the people of West Belfast, and indeed act as a blueprint for other areas''. Free article

British curfew: community punishment

20 February 1997

``They told us they would teach us a lesson and they certainly tried to,'' was the view of Sinn Fein's Upper Bann representative Bernadette O'Hagan when she spoke to An Phoblacht about the virtual curfew imposed by British crown forces on Lurgan's nationalist Kilwilkie estate for most of last week. Free article

Island paradise recalls Irish slavery

20 February 1997

St. Kitts is one of those places holidaymakers dream about; beautiful unspoiled beaches on both the Caribbean and Atlantic sides of the island, luxury accommodation with all the amenities, tropical beauty preserved from overdevelopment by the strictest environmental laws in the Caribbean. Free article


Mayhew insult to Bloody Sunday relatives

20 February 1997

Nine years ago the then British Attorney General, Patrick Mayhew announced that RUC personnel involved in covering up shoot-to-kill operations in1982 would not prosecuted ``in the interests of national security''. Free article

Workers in struggle

20 February 1997

Double job doctors and Banking on success Free article

Germany accused over McAliskey

20 February 1997

The Roisín McAliskey Justice Group has accused the German government of ``gross and cynical hypocrisy'' following the denial of bail to her at a court hearing in London last Thursday 12 February. Free article

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