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3 April 1997 Edition

Major's gunmen

3 April 1997

Undercover British soldiers were part of an operation last week in which dozens of shots were fired and one man was seriously injured outside a crown forces' barracks. Free article

Largest Easter turnout for many years

3 April 1997

Belfast The newly-formed Cumann na Meirleach Pipe Band had the honour this year of leading the Easter commemoration parade in Belfast, where some 10,000 people turned out for the march to the republican plot in Milltown cemetery. Many participants described it as the biggest Easter turnout in Belfast for years, despite the loyalist bomb outside Sinn Fein's New Lodge offices. Free article

Sixty six POWs assaulted

3 April 1997

SIXTY SIX REPUBLICAN POWs were beaten by screws in follow-up searches in the H-Blocks after the discovery of an escape plan on Sunday 23 March when the tunnel being dug out of H7 collapsed. Free article

Fury at murder of ETA Volunteer

3 April 1997

Eoin O'Broin reports from the Basque Country on the reaction to the state murder of an ETA Volunteer Free article


Loyalist car bomb in North Belfast

3 April 1997

For Marie Burns and her three young children the latest loyalist ``measured response'' to IRA activity was anything but measured. Four lives would have been snuffed out by the 100lb car bomb left outside her Lepper Street home in the New Lodge in North Belfast last Sunday 30 March. Free article

Prospect of compromise provokes Orange split

3 April 1997

Last Monday's Apprentice Boys parade along the Ormeau Road was the first controversial march of this year's marching season and it comes at the end of weeks of speculation on whether or not compromises will be reached between Orange marchers and residents objecting to parades through their areas. Free article

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