19 March 1998 Edition

Lurgan woman accuses RIR

19 March 1998

Lurgan woman Cristin McCauley has hit out at the RIR over a bomb attack on her house in the early hours of Saturday morning 14 March. Free article

Helicopters killed sheep

19 March 1998

Farmer Henry McIlroy has accused a British army helicopter pilot of deliberately killing sheep and lambs on his South Armagh farm and of cross border incursions during a mission on Friday evening 13 March. Free article

Doubts over evidence used to expel Sinn Féin

19 March 1998

A US lawyer who met RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan in the week that Sinn Féin was expelled from the talks has revealed that Flanagan was unable to provide evidence linking the IRA or Sinn Féin to the killings which were used as the basis for the party's expulsion. Free article

LVF bomb in Larne

19 March 1998

The LVF said they carried out Tuesday night's bomb attack on a Catholic sport and social club in Larne. Free article

SF vote rises in Dublin North and Limerick

19 March 1998

Sinn Féin's Paul Donnelly polled a very creditable 1,088 first preferences or 3.29% of the vote in the Dublin North by-election last week. Donnelly's vote was double that of one of the coalition partners' candidates, Finian Fallon of the Progressive Democrats, and was over four times that of Democratic Left, which has four sitting TDs. Donnelly was just five votes behind Paul Martin of the Green Party who polled 1,092 first preferences. Free article

Kilted Brits hammered again

19 March 1998

Since the British Army's Black Watch Regimental bagpipe band arrived in the US on 17 January it has been met at more than a dozen venues by angry Irish American supporters. In Seattle, Columbus, Akron, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Boston, Philadelphia and other cities protestors urged those attending the events to rethink their support of a regiment that was responsible for the deaths of nearly a dozen innocent nationalists in the Six Counties. Free article

SF workshop for International Women's Day

19 March 1998

Women from Kurdistan, Germany and Britain joined with various women's groups from across Ireland, justice groups and Sinn Féin women from Monaghan, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin in Fermanagh to celebrate International Women's Day on the weekend before last. During the day a series of workshops were run by Sinn Féin's womens department and focused on topics such as sectarian murders, harassment, border roads, Orange marches and the talks process. Free article

Piobairi Chumann na Meirleach

19 March 1998

Piobairi Chumann na Meirleach, the Felons Pipe Band, is approaching its second year on the road and is preparing for this year's Easter Commemoration in Belfast. 1997 saw the band lead both the Easter parade and the annual Bodenstown parade to the Wolfe Tone Memorial. As well as taking part in numerous commemorations and similar events, several pipers also participated in the recent production of Binlids. Free article

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