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13 June 1997 Edition

One TD and Two MPs

13 June 1997

The stunning victory of Sinn Féin in Cavan-Monaghan represents the biggest breakthrough for the party in the 26 Counties for decades. Free article

Loyalist mobs target homes and schools

13 June 1997

In the early hours of Sunday morning 8 June loyalists attacked the home of a Larne Catholic family with breeze blocks and other missiles. While the attack was being carried out a member of the family, Roseanne Rodgers, died in hospital. Free article

Shankill Butcher shot dead

13 June 1997

ROBERT `BASHER' BATES, A ONE TIME MEMBER of the notorious Shankill Butcher gang was shot dead in Belfast on Wednesday morning 11 June. It is believed he was killed by loyalists. Free article

Garvaghy residents reply to Orange letter

13 June 1997

Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition (GRRC) have again urged the Orange Order to enter into immediate dialogue to help resolve the marching issue. They emphasised that they are willing to meet with Orangemen any place and any time to discuss the matter. The appeal was made by the GRRC who sent letters to over 1000 Orangemen in response to a letter the residents received last week outlining the Order's intentions to parade on the Garvaghy Road in July. Free article


Church of Ireland snubs Orange parade

13 June 1997

The Church of Ireland in Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh has dropped an Orange band parade from i's annual parish event in the village and the news has been welcomed by local nationalists. Free article

Human rights groups call for bullets ban

13 June 1997

CLARA REILLY OF THE United Campaign Against Plastics (UCAPB) has called on the British Labour Party to ``honour their pre-election policy and ban [plastic bullets] immediately''. Reilly was speaking after the British government announced that its armed forces in the Six Counties had been using ``faulty'' plastic bullets since 1994. Free article

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