2 October 1997 Edition

Calls for calm in North Belfast

2 October 1997

North Belfast has 14 separate 'peacelines' scattered over two square miles: high walls separating communities already rife with high unemployment, poverty and social disadvantage. Occasionally trouble flares up at one or another of these 'peacelines', and last weekend the mid-Oldpark area was the flashpoint. Free article

PFF threats

2 October 1997

Two young families have been forced to flee a Protestant housing estate in Armagh last week. Free article

Diarmuid O'Neill remembered in Cork

2 October 1997

Republicans from Cork City and West Cork gathered at the graveside of IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill in Timoleague, West Cork on Sunday 28 September to mark the first anniversary of his death. Free article

Basque killings were shoot-to-kill

2 October 1997

The Spanish Minister of the Interior on Monday admitted that two ETA Volunteers who were shot dead in the Basque city of Bilbao on Wednesday of last week, did not fire on police. Free article

Portlaoise releases welcomed

2 October 1997

The release of five republican prisoners from Portlaoise Jail on 26 September has been welcomed by Sinn Féin. Free article

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Hoax bombers target pregnant woman

2 October 1997

THE PREGNANT WIFE OF Collie Duffy was the target of a hoax bomb attack, thought to be the work of loyalists, in Lurgan on Monday 29 September. Free article

Increase in RUC harassment

2 October 1997

A series of incidents in Belfast, Derry and Strabane in which RUC officers targeted children for harassment indicates a growing trend of RUC abuse of nationalists. Free article

Growing SF Youth protests

2 October 1997

Sinn Féin Youth took to the streets last weekend calling for the disbandment of the RUC. Free article

Scotland: an unwon cause

2 October 1997

The 63rd annual conference of the Scottish National Party, which ended on Saturday, went some way towards disproving the words of American writer John Steinbeck who wrote in a letter to Mrs John F. Kennedy: "You talked of Scotland as a lost cause and that is not true. Scotland is an unwon cause". If Labour stick to their commitments, the SNP will begin what they believe is the contest that will lead to the reestablishment of a Scottish Parliament, and inevitably, to the end of Britain in only 18 months time. Free article

SF members harassed in Buncrana

2 October 1997

A Donegal Sinn Féin spokesperson has accused Garda special detectives of harassing party members in Buncrana. Free article

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