August 30, 1990 |
Freed hostage Brian Keenan had an emotional reunion Wednesday with his 69-year-old mother, who had her first drink in 11 years to toast his release. Minnie Keenan was driven to Dublin from her home in Belfast to see her only son, who is resting and undergoing medical tests at Mater Private Hospital. The 39-year-old university lecturer was freed Friday after 4 1/2 years as a hostage in Lebanon. Mrs.
July 14, 1986 |
Gangs of masked men wielding axes and cudgels smashed Catholic homes, gunmen shot two people and Protestants attacked police today during rioting in Northern Ireland. Police said 187 people--128 of them police officers--were injured and 81 homes, most of them occupied by Catholics, were the target of attacks or threatening telephone calls during the past weekend.