Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

7 August 1997 Edition

British rule must end

7 August 1997

The ending of British jurisdiction in Ireland was top of the Sinn Féin agenda at Stormont as the party's delegation met British Secretary of State Mo Mowlam on Wednesday. Free article

Loyalists threaten Catholics

7 August 1997

A leaflet issued by the previously unheard of Glenarm Loyalist Committee has called on Protestants in the small Antrim village to boycott Catholic owned businesses. Free article

RUC framed Duffy from the start

7 August 1997

AN PHOBLACHT HAS LEARNED THAT WITHIN hours of the killing of two RUC officers in Lurgan in June the RUC were determined to fabricate a case against Lurgan man Collie Duffy who is now charged with the double killing. Free article

RUC assaults nationalists

7 August 1997

NATIONALISTS INVOLVED IN A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION against an Orange march in the County Fermanagh village of Newtownbutler were assaulted by a large force of RUC last Sunday 3 August. The RUC moved against the nationalists at about 5pm as they gathered on the main street to protest against a planned Black Perceptory march. Free article


Calls for Apprentice Boys to talk

7 August 1997

A united call for the loyalist Apprentice Boys to talk direct came this week from nationalist communities across the six counties. From Derry to Newtownbutler and Roslea in Fermanagh and Dunloy to the Lower Ormeau Road in Antrim the message was clear, talk with us not around us. Free article

Morgan killing was planned

7 August 1997

An Phoblacht has learnt that between six and fifteen men were involved in the murder of Annesborough schoolboy James Morgan (16) on 24 July. The RUC has charged one man with his murder, Norman Coopey (27), from Newcastle. Free article

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