The Newsletter carries a report on a threat from republicans on a journalist with the Sunday World, a paper already under considerable pressure from Loyalist paramilitaries. Republican sources have denied the IRA were involved. Several of the paper’s journalists have been attacked throughout the troubles, and one, Martin O’Hagan was killed by the LVF just four years ago.
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