Fears over republicans meeting Pope

The Government was concerned republicans would meet the Pope during the Papal visit sparking possible sectarian tension and violence, official documents show.

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Govt paid SDLP chiefs' expenses in 1970s

The Government paid SDLP chiefs top-class expenses and mileage during the 1970s, it was revealed today.

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Fears over prisoner amnesty during papal visit

Fears over prisoner amnesty during papal visit

An amnesty for prisoners to mark the visit of Pope John Paul II was put back over fears of a burglary blitz on the country’s empty homes, Government files revealed today.

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