Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

9 July 1998 Edition

Garvaghy stands firm

9 July 1998

The besieged, threatened and frightened nationalist people of the Garvaghy Road in Portadown are this week standing firm against Orange intimidation. Free article

Orangeism's anti-Catholic blitz

9 July 1998

The past week has seen an arson blitz against Catholic homes, chapels and businesses. Within the first 48 hours of the Drumcree stand-off 73 Catholic homes and 71 businesses were attacked, 136 cars had been hijacked and another 213 badly damaged, dozens of roads have been blocked by burning vehicles and loyalist protestors and gunmen have attacked the RUC on numerous occasions. Much of the damage caused by loyalists in North Belfast was against Catholic Churches and primary schools. Free article

Tension rises in Lower Ormeau

9 July 1998

Nationalists and international observers have slammed Monday's decision by the Parades Commission to allow the 13 July Orange parade down the Lower Ormeau Road. Free article

Relieving Garvaghy

9 July 1998

Sean O Tuama describes the harassment and attacks as eighty cars resupplied the Garvaghy residents Free article


RUC assault on Short Strand

9 July 1998

A 76 year old man was batoned across the face by an RUC man in the Short Strand area of Belfast on Monday night 6 July when he went to the aid of his pregnant daughter-in-law, who had been assaulted by the RUC man. Free article

British Army incursion into Monaghan

9 July 1998

Monaghan Sinn Féin Councillor Jackie Crowe described as a worrying development the incursion of two British Army Land Rovers into the Castleblaney area on Sunday 5 July. Free article

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