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3 July 1997 Edition

Crucial test

3 July 1997

A crucial test for the new British Labour government comes this Sunday 6 July as the Orange Order determines once more to march down the Garvaghy Road in Portadown against the wishes of its nationalist residents. Free article

NIO Minister was member of Orange Order

3 July 1997

An investigation by An Phoblacht into NIO Security Minister Adam Ingram's links with the Orange Order forced him to admit his past membership this week. Free article

First seat - first step

3 July 1997

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghin O Caoláin took his seat in Leinster House on 26 June. Hundreds of election workers and supporters from Cavan and Monaghan, from Dublin, and from parts of the country as far away as West Cork, gathered in Molesworth Street to greet the new TD. There were cheers and flurries of Tricolours as he arrived with MPs Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Free article

Clarity must be the cornerstone of a new peace process

3 July 1997

In a significant statement Gerry Adams outlines what must be done to rebuild the peace process Free article


Nationalists on edge

3 July 1997

Nationalist residents of Bellaghy were forced to endure the blockage of their town on Tuesday by a huge force of RUC drafted into the Co Derry village to facilitate an Orange march to an Orange Hall. Earlier the RUC had told the residents group that they would be acting illegally if they tried to protest against Tuesday night's Orange march. Free article

RUC beating followed Springfield Orange march

3 July 1997

Sinn Fein Councillor Tom Hartley has accused the RUC of beating a West Belfast man following Saturday's Orange march along the Springfield Road. Free article

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