7 August 1997 Edition

LVF attempt to kill taxi driver

7 August 1997

A CRAIGAVON TAXI DRIVER Jim McKerr had a lucky escape when loyalist gunmen attempted to kill him in Parkmore, a loyalist area in Craigavon. The Loyalist Volunteer Force, claiming responsibility for the attempted murder, warned nationalists to stay out of loyalist areas. Free article

Scandal where State poisoned its citizens

7 August 1997

MICHEAL MacDONNCHA on the scandal that eclipses all others Free article

POW briefings continue

7 August 1997

Sinn Féin Vice-President Pat Doherty , Caomhghin O Caolain TD and Sinn Féin Prisoners Department representative Bernie Farrell are to visit Republican prisoners in Whitemoor prison today and Belmarsh tomorrow. Free article

AOH honours Adams

7 August 1997

Last Saturday 2 August at the Derryhale hotel in Dundalk, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) USA, presented Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams with the JFK medal in recognition of his commitment to bringing lasting peace with justice to Ireland. Free article

Derry attacks continue

7 August 1997

A nationalist family in the Clooney Estate in Derry were fortunate to escape serious injury when loyalist petrolbombers attacked their house on Saturday 2 August. Free article

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Italy unites against death penalty

7 August 1997

Proinsias O Maolchalain in Italy describes an unprecedented campaign to save a man on death row in the United States Free article

Longford prisoners picket

7 August 1997

Over 150 people from Longford and Sligo/Leitrim gathered in Longford town centre on Saturday 26 July in support of Republican POWs in Belmarsh whose conditions of imprisonment have led to protests from many human rights groups. Free article

Camlough Mini Festival

7 August 1997

Saturday, 16 August, sees the hosting of a mini festival of events at the new Shane O'Neill's field, Camlough, Co Armagh. Free article

Court victory for anti-drugs activists

7 August 1997

The case against three Dublin anti-drugs activists charged with assault was dismissed in court on Friday 25 July. The three men, Cecil Johnston, Michael Warner and Dennis Brunt, all from Killinarden in West Tallaght, were arrested on 4 November 1996. Free article

Unionism, Orangeism and 1798

7 August 1997

Mick Naughton gets well and truly caught up in the North Belfast festivities Free article

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