Issue 1 - 2023 front

13 March 1997 Edition

Set her free!

13 March 1997

There is no excuse for the continued detention of Roisín McAliskey, it is clear this week, as the British and German governments come under increasing Irish and international pressure over her case. Free article

Branch try to recruit Kilrea man

13 March 1997

Malachy O'Kane, Sinn Féin's East Derry candidate, has blasted RUC Special Branch recruitment attempts, and urged anyone so approached to make the matter public, after a Kilrea man was targeted. Free article

British justice targets Irish

13 March 1997

A new report has found that the British criminal justice system discriminates against Irish people. By Eoin O'Broin Free article

Another year of madness looms

13 March 1997

Loyalists intent on another summer of unrest and street violence are upping the ante by threatening to march through a predominantly Catholic housing estate in Ballymoney, County Antrim. Free article


O'Neill campaign launched

13 March 1997

In THE EARLY HOURS of Monday 23 September 1996 Diarmuid O'Neill was gunned down by the British police. John Major declared himself ``delighted'' while Clive Soley, Labour MP for Hammersmith where O'Neill lived, proclaimed London a safer place. ``Don't cry for him,'' urged the Daily Mirror. Free article

Graphic account of prisoners' torture

13 March 1997

Since the collapse of the Whitemoor escape trial in January, only two of the five Irish prisoners involved have been decategorised. Peter Sherry and Liam McCotter have been reduced from `Exceptionally High Risk Category A' to `High Risk Category A', an important distinction in that they are no longer confined in the cramped conditions of Special Secure Units. Sherry is on a wing in Full Sutton Prison while McCotter is held in Frankland. Free article

More attacks on Derry's nationalists

13 March 1997

Over 200 loyalists backed by the RUC attacked nationalists as they left the Ritz bar in Derry's Waterside on Saturday night 8 March. The situation has now been continuing for several months and Sinn Féin's Waterside candidate Lynn Fleming has warned if it continues someone is sure to be killed. Free article

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