Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

17 April 1997 Edition

Arrested men beaten senseless

17 April 1997

A number of men arrested last Thursday in South Armagh have been severely injured in beatings by members of the crown forces. Free article

Loyalists forces nationalists from their homes

17 April 1997

As 17 RUC and British army personnel carriers full of riot squads looked on, 45 year old Martin Nelson took a double attack of asthma in his besieged Limestone Road flat in North Belfast last weekend. Even as he was carried into an ambulance a loyalist mob continued hurling abuse at him. Free article

More churches attacked

17 April 1997

THE SYSTEMATIC BURNING OF CATHOLIC churches continued this week with another two chapels, in rural County Down and Antrim, gutted by sectarian arsonists. Free article

Fighting talk

17 April 1997

Rita O'Reilly reports that Séan Crowe is not the only one saying he can win Dublin South West for Sinn Féin. Free article


Fine Gael attack on Sinn Féin backfires

17 April 1997

Ham-fisted efforts by Fine Gael to damage Sinn Féin electorally last week led to a heated row in Leinster House and embarrassed the SDLP's West Belfast candidate Joe Hendron. Free article

Tension high after shooting

17 April 1997

There is concern among the beleaguered nationalists of the Bawnmore estate in North Belfast following clashes between nationalists and the RUC during which an RUC DMSU beat young nationalists. Free article

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