February 25, 1995 in Nation/World

Four Sentenced For Bombing Irish Pub

Compiled From Wire Services

Four men who pleaded guilty to the Halloween eve slaughter of eight customers in a rural pub were sentenced to life in prison Friday.

The Ulster Defense Association, the largest Protestant paramilitary organization in Northern Ireland, claimed responsibility for the attack in the village of Greysteel, 70 miles west of Belfast.

All four men were also sentenced to terms from 16 to 20 years for attempted murder.

The attack was in revenge for the Irish Republican Army bombing earlier at a Belfast fish shop. Nine Protestants and one of the two IRA bombers died.

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