17 April 1997 Edition

Double standard on transfers

17 April 1997

The British Home Secetary's treatment of POWs Paul Kavanagh and Thomas Quigley was described as mental torture by Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly, after both men were refused permanant transfer from Full Suttton jail in England. Free article

British, not Germans are opposing McAliskey bail

17 April 1997

In a rare interview Belfastman Sean McCotter, Roisin McAliskey's partner, spoke to An Phoblacht about the conditions that Ms McAliskey is facing in the run up to the birth of their child next month. Free article

IRA shoots RUC woman

17 April 1997

THE IRA HAS SAID THAT one of its active service units carried out an attack in Derry City last Thursday 10 April that left an RUC woman seriously injured. Free article

Spring renews marriage vows with Fine Gael

17 April 1997

Anton O Mordha was in Limerick last weekend for the Labour Party's annual conference Free article

Ard Fheis gathers in Monaghan

17 April 1997

Sinn Féin almost clashed with the gardai in Parnell Square on Wednesday but not in the way some might expect. No batons were drawn and the Sinn Féin pre-Ard Fheis press conference in Dublin ended just in time for the start of the Garda march for more pay. Free article

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Sinn Féin meets Parades Commission

17 April 1997

A Sinn Fein delegation consisting of Bernadette O'Hagan, candidate for Upper Bann, chair of West Belfast Sinn Fein Denis Donaldson, and Belfast Councillor Sean McKnight, met with the Parades Commission on Wednesday 16 April. Free article

RTE refuse right of reply to residents

17 April 1997

On Wednesday Gerard Rice from the Lower Ormeau Concerned Communities and Garvaghy Road residents representative Brendan Mac Cionnaith addressed students at University College Dublin. Free article

British incursion into Monaghan

17 April 1997

In the latest cross-border incursion British soldiers conducted a search operation four miles into Co Monaghan in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Free article

Sinn Féin attack challenged

17 April 1997

Cork East Sinn Féin election candidate, Councillor Kieran McCarthy has slammed Deputy Paul Bradford, the Co-chair of the British/Irish parliamentary body for remarks he made about the objectives of Sinn Féin. Free article

Councillor wins Major appeal

17 April 1997

Sinn Féin councillor Mary Nelis won her appeal against a ludicrous conviction of disorderly behaviour arising from the notorious John Major visit to Derry on 3 May 1995. She was among only eight of the 21 people convicted after RUC attacked a peaceful protest outside Derry's Tower Museum where the British PM was to appear. The appeals, heard in September 1996, followed the longest trial ever in a magistrates court in the Six Counties, lasting 56 days from October 1995 to February 1996 and costing over £1million. Free article

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