27 March 1997 Edition

What caused the poison?

27 March 1997

Robert Allen finds a Limerick farmer still waiting for answers about his polluted land and sick animals Free article

Bloody Sunday marchers to sue?

27 March 1997

THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER and its columnist UK Unionist Conor Cruise O'Brien may face legal action over remarks printed in last Sunday's 23 March edition. Writing in his column about the latest revelations regarding Bloody Sunday O'Brien said, ``no one who knows anything about Northern Ireland doubts that the `civil rights civilians' were Sinn Fein activists operating for the IRA''. Free article

Against the culture of privilege

27 March 1997

The election in the 26 Counties is expected in May. Mícheál MacDonncha sees it as an historic opportunity.for republicans. Free article

Gun pointed at detainee

27 March 1997

A Garda detective has been accused of pointing a revolver at a Sinn Féin anti-drugs activist who was arrested when his Clondalkin home was raided on Tuesday morning. Free article

Roisín not to stand

27 March 1997

ANNOUNCING THAT ROISIN McALISKEY WOULD no longer be in the running for the mid-Ulster seat in May's Westminster election the McAliskey family said in a statement that they ``respect Sinn Féin's right to promote their political strategy''. They also thanked the party for the ``clarity and promptness of their response...which avoids discussion to no end''. Free article

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Trades Unionist threatened

27 March 1997

A TRADES UNIONIST AND MEMBER of the United Against Bigotry campaign which led a demonstration to Our Lady's chapel at Harryville on Saturday 15 March has told An Phoblacht that he received a threatening note from loyalists through his front door and that he had insults hurled at him in the street where he lived just days after the protest. Free article

Vibrancy of youth leads Basque struggle

27 March 1997

In the first of a series of articles Eoin O Broin reports from the Basque Country on a rising ferment of opposition to Spanish occupation Free article

A new home for Féile

27 March 1997

When internationally renowned singer Frances Black started to sing `Legal, Illegal' in the new festival offices of Féile an Phobail on the Falls Road last Tuesday it brought a wry smile to both Albert Reynolds and Gerry Adams; ``slightly subversive'' said one man. Free article

Women's rights as human rights

27 March 1997

National and community based women's organisations, human and civil rights groups from around the world came together in Dublin last week for a conference on women's rights in Ireland and internationally. Free article

Oldest republican paper relaunched

27 March 1997

The Irish Democrat, the longest continuously published Republican newspaper, was relaunched this month with a new layout, more regular columns and an additional four pages. Free article

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