Issue 1 - 2023 front

11 December 1997 Edition

Out for Christmas

11 December 1997

Liam Averill, a republican POW serving two life sentences, has escaped from H8 in Long Kesh. An Phoblacht has learned that Averill, from Maghera in South Derry, was in a safe house long before prison officers learned he had escaped. Free article

Harry at it again

11 December 1997

Lurgan youth Denis Kelly, who was stopped and arrested for traffic offences by `community' RUC man Jeffery Crone (No 18297) on Saturday 29 November, has been the victim of an attempt to recruit him as an informer. Free article

Ahern visits Belfast

11 December 1997

During his visit to Belfast Ahern went to City Hall at the invite of Lord Mayor Alban Maginnis, the first such visit by a Taoiseach. He also met Gerry Adams who brought him around his West Belfast constituency and introduced Ahern to various justice groups. Free article

Vigilance urged after killing

11 December 1997

Nationalists are being urged to be vigilant following the sectarian murder of a 36-year-old Catholic man at St Enda's GAA club on the outskirts of North Belfast last Friday. Free article


Conflicting signals on the peace process

11 December 1997

A week may be a long time in politics, but how long is Fianna Fáil's memory? Marca Mac Ruairi ponders that question Free article

Virtual Independence Day for East Timor

11 December 1997

East Timorese independence became a virtual reality on Tuesday when writer Joe O'Connor launched the East Timor domain on the Internet. Free article

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