Issue 2 - 2023 200dpi

7 May 1998 Edition

United we stand

7 May 1998

The Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle has tabled two important emergency motions for the party's resumed Ard Fheis this Sunday 10 May. Free article

Six more POWS transferred

7 May 1998

``Welcome but long overdue'' was the verdict of Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle member Martin Ferris on the transfer of six republican prisoners to Ireland from Britain last Tuesday 5 May. Free article

Dublin man killed in Garda shoot-to-kill operation

7 May 1998

Sinn Féin has backed the call for an independent public inquiry into the death of Dublin man Ronan McLaughlin who was shot dead by gardaí at Ashford, County Wicklow on Friday, 1 May. Free article

Former SF councillor's home attacked

7 May 1998

A loyalist pipe bomb attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning May 5 nearly cost former Craigavon Sinn Fein councillor Brendan Curran his life. Brendan has already survived several loyalist gun and bomb attacks. His partner Sheena Campbell was shot dead by the UVF in 1992. An improvised pipe bomb packed with half inch ball bearings and other shrapnel hit the front window before falling into the front garden where it exploded leaving a large hole in the flower bed. Brendan was sitting in the room at the time of the attack. His 16 year old step son was also in the house. Brendan believes the fact that the device failed to penetrate through the window saved his life. Free article


Residents thwart loyalist gunmen

7 May 1998

Vigilance by local residents thwarted the getaway of an armed loyalist gang during a sectarian assasination attempt in the Poleglass area of Belfast. Free article

Apprentice Boys refuse to talk to residents

7 May 1998

``Totally unacceptable'' and ``arrogant'', is how spokesperson Donncha MacNiallais has described Derry's Apprentice Boys' call for the Bogside Residents Group to be excluded from the city's forum to discuss forthcoming contentious parades. Free article

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