[An Phoblacht]

Thursday 8 May, 1997


The People's MPs

Gerry Adams MP and Martin McGuinness MP with Joe Cahill at the hunger-strike commemoration in Belfast on Sunday 4 May

Sinn Féin has transformed the political landscape with stunning election victories in West Belfast and Mid-Ulster and an increased vote across the Six Counties. Full reports and photos in this special edition.

What will Labour do about McAliskey?

Eight months pregnant Roisin McAliskey has been remanded in custody for another month following the adjournment of her bail application in Bow Street Magistrates court on Tuesday.

Bomb target warned by RUC

One of those warned by the RUC in the Bawnmore area of North Belfast last week was targeted as loyalists attached a bomb under his car on Tuesday.

Why not just let them march?

The experience of residents living in the County Tyrone town of Newtownstewart on Friday evening highlighted some of the reasons why sectarian parades aren't welcome in nationalist areas.

Hunger strikers remembered

The heavy rain and dark sky were a most inappropriate backdrop to the march commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike.

Labouring in hope

Fern Lane of Fuascailt wonders will Labour's victory be good for Ireland

Priest targeted in sectarian attack

The home of Catholic priest Father Joe Coulter was the target of a sectarian attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Hunger Strikers remembered in US

Irish American activists gathered at Irish Northern Aid's 16th annual Hunger Strike Commemoration protest in front of the British consulate in Manhattan on Saturday.

Loughgall martyrs remembered

The tenth anniversary of the deaths at Loughgall of eight IRA Volunteers and civilian Anthony Hughes is being commemorated with a wreath laying ceremony in Cappagh this evening.

Bobby Sands Memorial Lecture

Jim Gibney, one of the main movers behind the H Block/Armagh committee delivered the annual Bobby Sands memorial lecture on Saturday night.

Music from the heartland

Micheal MacDonncha reviews Freedom's Dawn, a new tape expressing the staunch republicanism of County Derry, Southwest Antrim and North Antrim.

Celebrations on the Falls Road after Gerry Adams' victory on 2 May

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