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8 October 1998 Edition

Unionists paralyse process

8 October 1998

A serious situation is developing within the political process with the failure to establish the various institutions under the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

SF Councillor assaulted by RUC

8 October 1998

A Sinn Féin Councillor in Armagh city is to take legal action against the RUC after they assaulted him, raided his home, terrorised his children and arrested him. Councillor Seán McGirr said people in Armagh were ``disgusted'' at the behaviour of the RUC in the weekend incident. Free article

Portadown loyalists ignore Drumcree death

8 October 1998

Loyalist intimidation in Portadown will continue, according to local Orange Order spokesperson David Jones. Commenting following the death of an RUC officer fatally injured by a blast bomb during a loyalist riot in Portadown last month, Jones said, ``unfortunately when you are standing up for liberties sometimes the cost of these liberties is very high.'' Free article

SF member admits he was informer

8 October 1998

A member of Sinn Fein in Derry has come forward to the party and admitted to working for the RUC as an informer for nine years. Free article


Roslea remembers its martyrs

8 October 1998

We arrive there suddenly, after an hour of searching, driving through the winding roadways of this most eastern edge of rural Fermanagh. A sharp curve in the road and then unexpectedly we are there. A monument to Fergal O'Hanlon and Sean South lies at the crossroads where they died. The green of native deciduous woodlands, offset by a more recent addition of grey pine forestry, overshadows the spot. The sky is overcast. At the crossroads signposts to Fivemiletown, Brookeborough and Roslea tell us we are six miles from anywhere. In such a deserted place the repetition of six, six, six adds to our sense of foreboding. Free article

Relatives demand truth from NIO

8 October 1998

Relatives of nine men murdered by the SAS in May 1987 in Loughgall met with two NIO civil servants on Monday to make a submission to the Victims Liaison Unit on behalf of the Loughgall Truth and Justice Campaign. Free article

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