28 August 1997 Edition

Test public opinion, McLaughlin tells papers

28 August 1997

Sinn Féin national chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has called on the editors of the Irish News, News Letter and the Belfast Telegraph to gauge public opinion on the need for all parties to engage in negotiations on 15 September. He said they should offer their readers the opportunity to register their opinion in a telephone poll, something which these papers were quick to indulge in regarding demands for `peace' earlier this year. Free article

Bloody Sunday appeal for eyewitnesses

28 August 1997

The Bloody Sunday Justice Group has urged eyewitnesses to the events of the murders on 30 January 1972 to contact the group with any information relating to events of that day. Free article

Saoirse rally planned for eve of talks

28 August 1997

Saoirse has called on all former POWs and relatives to join a massive eve of talks rally at Belfast City Hall on Sunday 14 September. The rally will be preceded by marches from the Whiterock Road in West Belfast and Ardoyne and the New Lodge Road in North Belfast (full details in next week's An Phoblacht). Free article

Electoral registration vital

28 August 1997

In the last Westminster election, the failure of hundreds of nationalists to register in the new constituency of West Tyrone helped a Unionist take the seat. Free article

Basque delegation ends successful tour

28 August 1997

The Basque international solidarity organisation Askapena, has completed its annual delegation to Ireland. The group included young people from across the Basque country bringing in cities like Bilbo, Donostia, Irrunea, in the Spanish state and Bayona in the French state and many villages across the whole country and they were in Ireland from 3 - 25 August. Focusing mainly on youth, the annual delegation sets out to provide delegates with a view of the political situation in Ireland. Free article

Call for Nationalists to mobilise in Lurgan

28 August 1997

Lurgan Sinn Féin representative Bernadette O'Hagan has called on the people of the Six Counties to turn out in support of Lurgan's nationalist rights this Sunday 31 August. Free article

RUC try to recruit informer in South Armagh

28 August 1997

Despite the IRA ceasefire the RUC Special Branch is still actively recruiting informers. Evidence of this emerged this week when a young man from South Armagh contacted Sinn Féin and told of how he was asked to spy on local republicans. Free article

Private greed - paid for by us all

28 August 1997

Robert Allen on a report which warns of the malignant power of global corporations Free article

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