Issue 1 - 2023 front

6 March 1997 Edition

Monaghan bomb

6 March 1997

The silence from all the usual sources of condemnation has been deafening in the wake of the attempted bombing of the Sinn Féin office in Monaghan. Only the detonator of the bomb exploded but it contained enough explosive to wreck a large part of the town. Free article

A Celebration of Endurance

6 March 1997

Eoin O'Broin charts the growing campaign for Roisín McAliskey and speaks to women who support the calls for her release on bail Free article

O'Callaghan - the truth

6 March 1997

Brian Campbell rubbishes the claims of informer and anti-peace process campaigner Sean O'Callaghan. For the first time, details of O'Callaghan's life before he surrendered to British police in 1988 are revealed along with new information about his mental instability while in Crumlin Road Prison. Free article

The burning issue

6 March 1997

The Environmental Protection Agency's will grant Syntex/Roche a licence to incinerate their toxic waste, and there are plans to burn domestic refuse in incinerators in Belfast and Dublin. Why not fight them in the courts? Robert Allen reports Free article


Derry raids were a cover-up

6 March 1997

A Derryman who discovered a sophisticated tracking device under his car last Thursday 27 February was subjected to a terrifying crown forces raid on his home in the early hours of Friday 28 February. John McVeigh, his wife Joanne and three children aged 11,9 and 6 were asleep when the RUC broke their way into their Foyle Springs home. Free article

Reply to Bruton on consent

6 March 1997

Recent remarks by John Bruton directed at Sinn Féin have been replied to by spokespersons for the party in the past week. On Monday 3 March Bruton addressed the issue of consent and accused Sinn Féin of seeking to coerece unionists. On a more positive note he called for a timeframe for talks. We carry here Sinn Féin Vice-President Pat Doherty's response. Free article

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