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13 February 1997 Edition

Mexico's war against its people

13 February 1997

It is just over three years since Mexico's wealthy elite finally gained access to the Big Boy's Club. On New Year's Day, 1994, the country became a member of the exclusive North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), along with Canada and the US. Free article

Roimh éirí na gréine

13 February 1997

Scríbhneoir as Conamara is ea Colm Ó Ceallaigh. Tá trí úrscéal foilsithe aige. Seo alt uaidh ag trácht ar leabhar Gerry Adams, Before the Dawn. Tá an leabhar fós ag díol go maith in Eirinn agus thar lear. An tseachtain seo caite bhí sé ag uimhir a ceathair sa liosta ``hardback non-fiction'' Free article

workers in struggle: Noonan plays strike roulette

13 February 1997

Nurses throughout the 26 counties worked as usual this week after their eleventh hour strike deferral, brought about by significant gains in a stop-gap Labour Court judgement. The 26,000 nurses will now ballot on the new proposals. Free article

Sportsview: Wet Leeks

13 February 1997

My sister was watching `Brookside' so I only got to see the last 20 minutes of the Ireland v Wales soccer match but I didn't seem to have missed much as the score was still 0-0 after 70 minutes as ``the lads'' skated up and down what looked like a mudrink. Ryan Giggs stayed away to keep his curls dry and he was replaced by the silky skills of Vinny Jones, the man who became a patriotic Welshman after failing to locate his Irish grandmother's birthcert (some say it was hid). Free article

Remembering the Past: Leonard McNally arch-informer

13 February 1997

Undoubtely one of the most treacherous informers of Irish history was Leonard McNally. Free article

Back issue: War with England will be more intense

13 February 1997

``THE campaign against military and economic targets will be maintained and intensified during the coming year.'' Free article

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  • 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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Alas, poor Ken...

13 February 1997

In the film The Greatest Story Ever Told John Wayne appeared as the centurion at the foot of the cross and got his fee for just being there and uttering the sentence ``Surely this was the Son of Gaawwd.'' It has gone down as the most ludicrous `cameo role' in cinema history. In his new version of Hamlet Kenneth Branagh has far surpassed it. Free article

Television: Fond times on old lines

13 February 1997

RTE's Off the Beaten Track series (RTE 1, Sundays, 5.25pm) continues to explore our railway legacy; those lines which have been closed and allowed to fall into disrepair but which still leave their marks, both on the landscape and in people's memories. Free article

News in Brief

13 February 1997

RUC remove photos



Accusing the RUC of using house raids in Belfast as a cover for a ``sinister intelligence gathering exercise'', Sinn Féin councillor Sean McKnight said a Ballymurphy family discovered photographs missing from an album after an RUC raid on Thursday 13 February.

One of the missing photos is of the householder who was told by the RUC last year that his personal... Free article

Editor's desk

13 February 1997

The ugly face of political censorship was shown in Newry this week. Free article


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