An anxious crowd awaiting the results of the 1996 Miss Derry competition in Squire’s nightclub.
An anxious crowd awaiting the results of the 1996 Miss Derry competition in Squire’s nightclub.

OF TIMES GONE BY: Derry and Inishowen in pictures - June 1996

In June 1996 the Bishop of Derry, Dr. Séamus Hegarty, apologised to the victims of paedophile priests; Fine Gael T.D. Paddy Harte complained about the ‘crazy wanton destruction’ of public money due to be spent on TnaG; and several thousand people turned up for the formally opening of a new boat house at Ned’s Point. As ever, the ‘Journal’s’ photographers were doing the rounds.

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