Issue 2 - 2023 200dpi

26 June 1997 Edition

A voice for freedom

26 June 1997

The biggest cheer at the Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown was reserved for Sinn Féin's new TD Caoimhghin O Caoláin. Free article

Sinn Féin to study decommissioning proposals

26 June 1997

British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday announced new proposals which he said were designed to handle the issue of decommissioning and thus facilitate progress to substantive negotiations. Free article

Looking to a republican democracy

26 June 1997

Below is an edited version of the speech by Mid-Ulster MP Martin McGuinness at the annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown on Sunday 22 June Free article

Stealing the best China

26 June 1997

Brian Campbell explains how Britain came to occupy Hong Kong Free article


Orange Order stoke the flames

26 June 1997

As the Orange Order raises the temperature with plans for an increased number of parades through nationalist areas in the event of another Drumcree stand-off, nationalist communities are taking precautions to ensure basic supplies and services continue. Free article

Phoney ceasefire exposed

26 June 1997

Loyalist spokesperson Billy Hutchinson claimed that a car bombing that almost killed two nationalists in Belfast on Saturday was probably the work of loyalists operating under the Combined Loyalist Military Command. Hutchinson maintained that the bombing had all the hallmarks of a ``measured response'' to the killings of two RUC men in Lurgan last week. Free article

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