17 July 1997 Edition

Sinn Féin uncovers spy post

17 July 1997

Twinbrook Sinn Féin councillor Paul Butler has questioned the role of the British army in Twinbrook after the discovery, in a derelict flat, of army issue items including mess cans and food. Free article

Crown forces attack family

17 July 1997

Two young sisters from Drumbeg estate in Craigavon were hospitalised after being seriously assaulted by an RUC riot squad last Wednesday 9 July. Free article

Prisoner's family calls for parole

17 July 1997

THE FAMILY OF BELFASTMAN Peter Rodgers who is serving 40 years in Portlaoise Prison have called on the Dublin Government to grant him parole to visit his sister, Margaret Lynch, who is critically ill. Free article

Hevesi criticises Garvaghy decision

17 July 1997

``The message (the British government is sending) is: violence pays,'' said Alan Hevesi, the comptroller of the City of New York. ``Whomever threatens and delivers the most violence wins.'' Free article

The mysterious growth of cancer

17 July 1997

Robert Allen says we should look at pollution as the cause of the rise in cancer deaths Free article

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Lurgan residents stand firm

17 July 1997

RESIDENTS OF LURGAN'S KILWILKIE ESTATE confronted a large force of crown forces intent on curfewing the area last Wednesday 9 July. Free article

O'Neill campaign launched

17 July 1997

A campaign has been launched to secure a full independent public inquiry into the shooting of IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill in London in September 1996. Free article

RUC try to recruit Downpatrick man

17 July 1997

An Phoblacht has learned of yet another attempt by the RUC to recruit informers in the Downpatrick area. Dean Maghers (19) was forced to meet members of the RUC following a charge of possession of cannabis last December. Free article

Big Sligo-Leitrim welcome for new TD

17 July 1997

Hundreds of people turned out in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, on 6 July to welcome new Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghin O Caoláin. There was a sense of history in the air as he visited McGirl's pub and was welcomed by Bridie McGirl, widow of the late John Joe McGirl who was elected Sinn Féin TD for Sligo-Leitrim in 1957. Free article

Tyrone Volunteers commemorated

17 July 1997

Speaking at the graveside of hunger striker Martin Hurson Sinn Fein's Francie Molloy called on the hundreds of republicans attending the Tyrone Volunteers commemoration day on Sunday 13 July to play a more active part in the struggle and show leadership ``in these crucial days ahead''. Free article

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