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28 May 1998 Edition

Yes vote was for real change

28 May 1998

Last Friday's referenda results heralded a period of intense political activity. The next week's and months will decide whether the potential for a lasting peace will be realised. Free article

Rule 21 under fire

28 May 1998

In the face of growing opposition to the proposed abolition of Rule 21 the Management Committee of the GAA will be putting a second motion to the extraordinary Congress of the association to be held on Saturday May 30. Free article

Harryville nightmare ends

28 May 1998

The loyalist mob which has been picketing the Catholic Church of Our Lady in Harryville, Ballymena have called off their protest after almost two years. Free article

Sinn Fein visit to USA

28 May 1998

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and SF Director of Publicity Rita O'Hare flew out of Dublin on Wednesday to begin a four day visit to the USA during which they will have a meeting at the White House and will brief US political leaders on the current situation and ``the need to put in place the mechanisms of change for all those issues contained in the Good Friday Agreement.'' Free article


Residents warn of ``catastrophe''

28 May 1998

Garvaghy Road Councillor Breandán Mac Cionnaith warned this week of ``possibly catastrophic circumstances'' if there is ``no attempt by the governments to resolve [the marching] problem.'' Free article

Nationalists under siege

28 May 1998

A number of nationalists in the Whitewell area of North Belfast were warned by the RUC last week that they are on a loyalist death squad list. Free article

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