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20 February 1997 Edition

Two women

20 February 1997

This is the story of two women. Both ordinary women, normal sensible human beings. Women who have never seen each other, living in the last colonies of the British Empire. Both subjected to intense media coverage destined to change their lives forever. Free article

Nurses' militancy is deep-rooted

20 February 1997

Although the lamp of Florence Nightingale has long been quenched, many of the shadowy illusions it threw out are still flickering like old cinematic tape in the minds of senior Irish politicians. The outdated perception of nursing as a passive, vocational duty was evident as the proposed national nursing strike unmasked a culture of complacency about the demanding role of the nursing profession. Free article

Rescue plan would have killed hostages

20 February 1997

Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori has never been one to let either common sense or reason interfere with his plans. So when rebels from the supposedly defunct Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) stormed the residence of the Japanese Ambassador in Lima before Christmas, Alberto was more than a little upset. Free article

Teachtaí ceannasacha SAM in Eirinn

20 February 1997

Tháinig teachtaí ceannasacha ó Chomhdháil Stát Aontaithe Mheirceá go Béal Feirste ar an Aoine 14 Feabhra. Bhuail siad le Uachtarán Sinn Féin Gerry Adams agus Leas-Uachtarán an pháirtí Pat Doherty. Free article

Sportsview: The Patriots' Game

20 February 1997

Wolfe Tone and Roger Casement were both murdered by the British establishment, who followed this up by trying to besmirch their good name. Both, however, would have been delighted to have been associated with last Sunday's thrilling All Ireland Club Hurling semi final between Wolfe Tones na Sionna agus Ruairi Og Cushendall. Free article

Remembering the Past: 1922 Pogroms

20 February 1997

Within weeks of the ratification of the Treaty of surrender and the split in the Republican Movement, the unionist regime, in an attempt to consolidate their artificially created state, began a systematic policy of extermination against the nationalist population in the Six Counties. Free article

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An Phoblacht Magazine

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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Back issue: A Sticky situation

20 February 1997

Last Tuesday's early editions of The Irish Times carried a startling story about the Sticky Workers' Party in Monaghan. Free article

New in print

20 February 1997

Tales for the Telling: True Life Stories of Irish Scandals and Hard Cases: True Stories of Irish Crime Free article

RUC intimidate community activists

20 February 1997

Despite RUC harassment, residents from Poleglass and Twinbrook in West Belfast vowed to continue their campaign against anti-social behaviour. Free article

Cinema

20 February 1997

The Phantom Powder Free article


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