19 June 1997 Edition

Inquiry findings to be launched

19 June 1997

The findings of an independent inquiry into the UFF killing of Patrick Shanaghan is set to be launched later this month. Shanaghan, a Sinn Fein election worker, was murdered by the loyalist death squad as he drove to work at a DoE yard in Castlederg, Co Tyrone on 12 August 1991. Free article

Phillipines activist meets ex-POWs

19 June 1997

A prisoners' rights activist from the Phillipines spent two hours with republican ex-prisoners in Teach Tar Anall in Belfast on Tuesday 3 June, and exchanged information on the work prisoners welfare groups carry out in Ireland and the Philippines. Free article

Tar Anall launches women's education course

19 June 1997

TAR ANALL, the Belfast based support group for the families of republican prisoners and released prisoners, is set to launch a major training and education initiative for women ex-prisoners and the female partners of serving prisoners. The funding for the course was provided by the Training for Women Network out of the European Peace and Reconciliation funding. Free article

Marching to a Scottish republic

19 June 1997

Eddie McGinty takes issue with an English view of Scottish history Free article

James Connolly honoured in Edinburgh

19 June 1997

Last Saturday over 700 hundred people took part in the annual James Connolly march and rally in Edinburgh. Marchers from all over Scotland and from the Basque Country joined six republican flute bans as they made their way past Connolly's birthplace in the city centre. Free article

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Countdown to Drumcree 3

19 June 1997

Peader Whelan describes how the Orange Order's refusal to talk is pushing the Six Counties towards a repeat of last summer Free article

RUC blamed for traffic deaths

19 June 1997

Sinn Féin councillor for Poleglass, Michael Ferguson has called on the RUC to publicly state if they are blocking the Department of Environment's attempts to introduce traffic calming measures in the area, just weeks after a young girl was killed in a traffic accident on the Pantridge Road. Free article

Receivers close Irish centre

19 June 1997

Last week's An Phoblacht highlighted the plight of Liverpool's Irish community who have been threatened with the closure of their centre in Mount Pleasant in the city. Free article

McLibel day is nigh

19 June 1997

Robert Allen anticipates the verdict in a junk food giant's case against two environmental activists Free article

Pride `97 is biggest yet

19 June 1997

Belfast's 7th Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival takes place this week, as a range of venues host what has been tipped to be the city's best ever Pride week. Running from 15 to 22 June, the festival is the largest ever seen in Belfast. Free article

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