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21 August 1997 Edition

British dig in

21 August 1997

A massive reinforcement by the British Army of border based lookout posts has taken place in South Armagh. Free article

The substance of the negotiations

21 August 1997

Martin McGuinness outlines the areas which the upcoming negotiations must deal with Free article

Queen's Student Union attacks the Irish language

21 August 1997

Queen's University Student Union has attacked the rights of Irish language students by removing its bi-lingual signs from the student union building in Belfast. The move, which comes after years of pressure from unionist students within the union, sees the only recognition of the language removed from student union premises. Free article

The death of a peace process

21 August 1997

Fionntán O Súilleabháin has just returned from the Palestinian territories where he found anger and despair at Israel's attitude to the peace process Free article


One TD and two MPs for USA

21 August 1997

The most high-powered delegation ever sent to the United States by Sinn Féin leaves Ireland at the start of September. Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin, Mid-Ulster MP Martin McGuinness and Sinn Féin President and West Belfast MP Gerry Adams fly out on Tuesday 2 September for Washington. Free article

RUC increase harassment of nationalists

21 August 1997

Mick Naughton.details some of the many reports of increased Crown Force harassment in the wake of the IRA cessation Free article

H-Block trio denied bail in US

21 August 1997

San Francisco judge Charles Legge ruled last Friday evening that he would not grant bail to three 1983 H-Block escapers, Terry Kirby, Kevin Barry Artt and Pol Brennan and endorsed the possibility of a future extradtion. Free article

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