Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

27 March 1997 Edition

Daring escape bid

27 March 1997

Reports are emerging from Long Kesh that prison warders are attempting to impose a repressive regime on republican prisoners in the H-Blocks following the discovery on Sunday night of a partially completed escape tunnel. Free article

IRA Easter message

27 March 1997

In their traditional Easter message the leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann has said the organisation ``remains committed to bringing the British government's undemocratic rule of the occupied part of our country to an end, once and for all.' Free article

Vital election launch

27 March 1997

Sinn Féin launched its panel of 16 candidates for May's Westminster elections at Belfast's Conway Mill on Monday 24 March with party President and West Belfast candidate Gerry Adams saying a vote for Sinn Fein ``will see the nationalist community get the best value for their vote, and will make an important contribution to the search for peace in Ireland''. Free article

Roll of Honour

27 March 1997

1969 - 1997 Republican Roll of Honour Free article


Customers terrorised

27 March 1997

As further information emerges about a covert British Intelligence operation at the Derryhirk Inn in Aghagallon near Lurgan Co Armagh on Friday 14 March, Sinn Fein's Francie Molloy has linked the incident to other covert operations in Derry's Creggan Estate, Clonoe and Derrylin. Free article

Bombs disrupt British rail network

27 March 1997

The effects of Wednesday morning's double bomb attack at Wilmslow in Cheshire, England were felt many miles away from the site of the two explosions. Free article

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