Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

17 December 1998 Edition

Our prisoners come home

17 December 1998

In this bumper Christmas edition, An Phoblacht interviews recently released Republican POWs at the end of a year of rapid change in their lives and in Irish politics. Free article

Where's the justice for Garvaghy Road?

17 December 1998

As proximity talks get under way on Wednesday with Garvaghy Road residents and Portadown Orangemen, 10,000 Orangemen and their Loyalist brethren are due back at the Drumcree church this Saturday. The Parades Commission allowed the march despite expressing ``major concern'' at the ``very real prospect of major disorder''. Free article

Helicopter goes down in S Armagh

17 December 1998

The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Coalition has accused the crown forces of covering up an incident near Crossmaglen when a British army helicopter crash landed at the weekend. Free article

RUC special branch target nationalist

17 December 1998

Gerry McHugh, SF assembly member for Fermanagh/South Tyrone and Dungannon Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Flanagan have slammed attempts to recruit a young Clogher nationalist as an informer. Free article


Shopping centre closed down

17 December 1998

Nationalist objections to the new RUC barracks in Castle Court shopping centre, Belfast, reached a high point on Saturday when 200 Sinn protesters blocked access to the complex's carpark for an hour. Free article

Challenging the myths

17 December 1998

Coiste Na nIarchimi, an umbrella group for republican ex-prisoners held its first national conference in Belfast last Saturday. Free article

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