Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

18 December 1997 Edition

Derry shut down for Apprentice Boys March

18 December 1997

ON one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the RUC closed off Derry city centre from early Saturday morning to facilitate a march by thousands of Apprentice Boys Free article

A good moment in history

18 December 1997

Everyone agreed it was historic, but whether it was good, bad or indifferent depended largely on your perspective. Emerging from No 10 Downing Street after an hour long meeting with Tony Blair, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams described it as ``a good moment in history''. Free article

Unionists want limited agenda

18 December 1997

THE Stormont talks broke for Christmas on Tuesday with Unionists refusing to agree that everything must be on the table for discussion. Free article

Two hundred years of Irish republicanism

18 December 1997

THE 1798 rebellion was one of the defining moments in modern Irish history. Free article


Councillor and POWs get bullets in post

18 December 1997

TWO republican POWs have recieved threatening Christmas cards in the post containing bullets. Free article

A lifer's Christmas inside

18 December 1997

Harry Maguire, one of the Casement Accused, was arrested in 1988 and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1989, in one of the most controversial cases heard in the Six Counties. Free article

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