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29 May 1997 Edition

On the March

29 May 1997

Last week's ground-breaking election in the Six Counties saw Unionists lose control of four councils and confirmed the confidence among nationalists that change is in the air. Free article

A dynamic for change

29 May 1997

This week Sinn Féin launched its election manifesto. Neil Forde summarises the main points which shows that the party is committed to real social economic and political change. Free article

Roisín McAliskey gives birth

29 May 1997

Roisín McAliskey has given birth to a 5lbs 13oz baby girl. The birth took place in Whittington hospital North London, at 3.04pm on Monday 27 May. Free article


SF train is getting up steam

29 May 1997

As the people of Bellaghy were burying their most respected citizen Sean Brown, the New Labour Prime Minister, Tony Blair was in Belfast reassuring the Unionists that the Six Counties will always be part of the United Kingdom and that even if a majority of people in the North gave their consent to change, the British government would have the final say and he, Tony Blair and his New Labour Government would not be persuaders for Irish unity. He went on to say that Nationalists should not be afraid for their future in such a scenario. Free article

McCrea threat angers nationalists

29 May 1997

Nationalists in Mid Ulster are furious after William McCrea's latest comments after Sinn Fein's success in local elections in Magherafelt Council, County Derry on Thursday 22 May. Free article

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