18 September 1997 Edition

Brutal English prison unit still operates

18 September 1997

Contrary to recent media reports, one of the widely condemned Special Secure Units (SSU) used to hold Irish political prisoners still operates at Belmarsh Prison in London. Free article

IRA deny Markethill bomb

18 September 1997

The IRA has said it was not involved in the car bomb attack on the County Armagh town of Markethill on Tuesday 16 September. Free article

Children hurt in spate of sectarian attacks

18 September 1997

Over a dozen children have been injured in a series of sectarian attacks on Catholic school pupils in Belfast and Lisburn last week. In eleven separate incidents, children returning to school after the summer holidays were forced to flee from stone throwing mobs. Children were injured as school buses were ambushed and pupils attacked as they walked home. Free article

O'Caoláin slams ``dealings of political class''

18 September 1997

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O'Caoláin called in Leinster House last week for much wider terms of reference for the new tribunal to be established in the wake of the McCracken Report which he said was ``an indictment not only of the individual politicians named in the report but of their parties''. Free article

Drug awareness in North Kerry

18 September 1997

A large crowd of young people and parents attended a meeting in Tralee on 10 September to discuss the issue of drug addiction and young people. Free article

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