Kilkenny truck driver terrorised by Loyalists after an 'attack in strife-torn Northern Ireland'

The Yesteryears series continues

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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The Yesteryears series continues this week with a front page that had a story about a Kilkenny truck driver who was terrorised by Loyalists after an “attack in strife-torn Northern Ireland”.

For over an hour truck transport employee was caught in the middle of an Orange Order stand-off at Drumcree. Driving down a bye-road, surrounded by a mob of between 30 and 40.

“It was a most frightening experience,” he told the Kilkenny People at the time.

Other news making the front pages, the grandson of a Kilkenny woman made soccer history when Republic of Ireland midfield sensation, Mark Kinsella, lined out with English Premiership new boys Charlton Athletic in Kilkenny.

It was to be a summer of discontent at St Luke’s with a number of wards to close up unitl October. The ward closures were an attempt top cut costs as the South Eastern Health Board sank deeper into death.