16 April 1998 Edition

Roisín McAliskey returns home

16 April 1998

After a 16 month ordeal in British custody Roisín McAliskey has finally returned home to County Tyrone with her ten month-old daughter Loinnir. This comes after the British government was forced to bow to international pressure and fears about Roisín's health to halt German extradition proceedings against her. Free article

Nine POWs released

16 April 1998

Nine republican prisoners were released on Tuesday night from Portlaoise Prison. They were Anthony Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, Noel Magee, Patrick McCartney, Patrick Morgan, Paul Murray, Chris O'Donnell, Bernard O'Hagan and Hugh Wilkinson. Free article

Ireland must be anti-racist

16 April 1998

Marcas Conchúbair speaks to International Brigades veteran of the Spanish Civil War, Mick O'Riordan, about the growing racism in Irish society and the lessons from his own political experience Free article

Closure threatens nationalist children

16 April 1998

Community workers have expressed concern that with the threat of closure hanging over St Patrick's Training school on the Glen Road in West Belfast nationalist boys will be sent to Lisnevin which is classed as a Grade C prison staffed mostly by Protestants and which houses mostly Protestants. Free article

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