28 May 1998 Edition

NIO try to gag prisoners

28 May 1998

On Wednesday 20 May, just two days before the referendum, the NIO gave in to Unionist pressure and blocked home leave for prisoners in the H-Blocks. Free article

Racist attacks in Swords

28 May 1998

A young couple and their children have been victims of an onslaught of racist attacks and intimidation in the Dublin suburb of Swords. Free article

Basques demonstrate for dialogue

28 May 1998

The Good Friday Agreement is now an example to follow for other countries. On Friday, whilethe referenda votes were taking place in Ireland, more than 3000 Basques attended demonstrations organised by Herri Batasuna (HB), the Basque Socialist Independentist party. Free article

Memorial restored

28 May 1998

``Carol Ann Kelly died on 22 May 1981. On 22 May this year nationalists voted in the referendum. They voted for change. An end to conflict and an end to discrimination, inequality and injustice'' - Sinn Fein councillor Paul Butler. Free article

Raymond McCreesh remembered

28 May 1998

The 17th anniversary of the death of volunteer Raymond McCreesh who died on hunger strike was remembered in his home village of Camloch, South Armagh. Free article

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LVF ready to return to murder

28 May 1998

In a statement to the Toronto Star newspaper, the Loyalist Vounteer Force has declared that ``it is ready to return to violence'', despite their claims of being on ceasefire. Free article

RUC block road calming

28 May 1998

RUC objections to road calming measures have at last been pushed aside with the announcement that a traffic scheme is to go ahead in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast. Free article

Scots Guards' legal bid fails

28 May 1998

The two Scots Guards, James Fisher and Mark Wright, who were convicted in 1992 of the murder of North Belfast teenager Peter McBride, have failed in their attempt to gain an early release in the High Court on Friday 23 May. Free article

British soldier fires shot

28 May 1998

A British soldier on patrol in South Armagh fired a shot into the air on Tuesday night, Toni Caraher, who lives nearby, told An Phoblacht. Free article

SFY harass Special Branch

28 May 1998

Dublin Sinn Féin Youth activists held a protest last Friday outside the Garda Special Branch headquarters in Harcourt Street, Dublin. The protest was against an escalating campaign of harassment being conducted against SFY activists in the Dublin area by the Special Branch. Free article

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