Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

6 November 1997 Edition

Fears over Britain's security agenda

6 November 1997

Gerry Adams met British Security Minister Adam Ingram this week about recent targeting of nationalists by loyalists, continuing militarisation of nationalist areas and collusion. Free article

Conspiracy of silence in Hamill case

6 November 1997

WITHIN THREE DAYS OF THE DEATH of Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill, beaten to death by loyalists, an anonymous caller to a local priest said one of the RUC officers who witnessed the attack was an acquaintance of one of those eventually charged with the murder. Free article

Tragedy on the border

6 November 1997

Pat McGinn recounts the story of the Edentubber Martyrs who were killed in a premature explosion during the IRA border campaign forty years ago Free article

Saoirse sit on City Hall

6 November 1997

Three members of Sinn Fein Youth were arrested following a highly successful protest at Belfast City Hall, this Monday 3 November. The protest calling for the release of political prisoners was organised in conjunction with Saoirse, the political prisoners campaign group. Free article


"Outrageous treatment'' in English jail

6 November 1997

An Irish Republican POW in Long Lartin prison in England was stripped, bundled into a van and transported to Belmarsh jail where he was placed in a padded cell. Martin McGuinness has described the treatment of POW Pat Martin as ``outrageous'' and has said he will be raising the issue ``directly with British officials through the talks process.'' Free article

Lurgan youths attacked by RIR thugs

6 November 1997

RIR SOLDIERS ATTACKED TWO LURGAN friends on two separate occasions last week. In the most serious attack, last Wednesday 29 October at 2.45pm16 year old Anthony Ganley was pushed through a plate glass window when an RIR man assaulted him in the town's William Street. Both Anthony and his 15 year old friend Kevin Scullion were on their way to see their solicitor to report an earlier attack on them by the RIR in North Street on Monday 27 October. Free article

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