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10 June 2004 Edition

Abusing power to keep power

10 June 2004

"Not an abuse of anything", "he does not feel that this is a resigning matter", "nothing unusual about the provision of additional funding". These are three statements concerning the actions of the coalition government over the last month. Bertie Ahern does not feel that using Foreign Affairs diplomatic bags to distribute Fianna Fáil election literature is an abuse of power, even though Brian Cowen, Foreign Affairs Minister, has now initiated a review of the practice. No other political parties were invited to use the service for distributing their election literature. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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