Issue 1 - 2023 front

15 May 1997 Edition

Concern over Roisín's condition

15 May 1997

Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster Martin McGuinness has described the treatment of pregnant Irish political prisoner Roisín McAliskey as "serious physical and mental abuse''. Free article

Keep the tide of change flowing

15 May 1997

John Bruton is nothing less than a national disaster. Today he ``goes to the country'' in a general election. Millions of people are wishing he would leave the country altogether. Sadly there is a possibility that he could become Taoiseach again. Free article

The fight for change in City Hall

15 May 1997

Belfast City Councillors Tom Hartley and Mairtín O Muilleoir chart the rise of Sinn Féin in Belfast City Hall and their successes in moving a notorious sectarian council towards fairness and equality Free article

Murdered because he was in GAA

15 May 1997

As a loyalist death squad entered Bellaghy late on Monday evening, 12 May, they were equipped not only with the weapons needed to kill a nationalist, they also had good intelligence. Free article


Myth of loyalist ceasefire

15 May 1997

The husband of a seven months pregnant Carnmoney woman who survived a Loyalist murder bid on Sunday 11 May has called on the British government to state that no Loyalist ceasfire exits. Free article

Loughgall: ten years on and still seeking justice

15 May 1997

``The visit to Britain this week by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has been surrounded in controversy since it was announced that he had accepted an invitation to appear at this year's Oxford Union debate''. Free article

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