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31 July 1997 Edition

A touch of realism

31 July 1997

So, we have a new ceasefire. Touch of deja vu or what? Certainly the announcement of it wasn't greeted with the same wild scenes of jubilation as those which heralded the announcement of the previous one of August 1994, which is no bad thing. Free article

Thirty people massacred in Colombia

31 July 1997

Business as usual in Colombia. On 15 July last, approximately 100 well-armed men, dressed uniformly in military-style outfits, arrived in the small village of Mapiripan. Before entering the village proper, they cut the telephone and electricity cables. They then moved from house to house, detaining as they went along all those they accused or `suspected' of cooperation with left-wing guerrillas operating in the area. Thirty supposed `suspects' were rounded up and brought, quite purposely, to the village abattoir. One by one, their throats were slit. The bodies were dumped into a nearby river. The killers remained in the village for five days, only departing the scene of their massacre on July 20. To date, only six bodies have been recovered. Free article

Conspóid an otharcharr i nGaillimh

31 July 1997

Freagra an neamhfhreagra an freagra a thug Otharlann Choláiste na hOllscoile i nGailimh an tseachtain seo do ghearán a rinne an scríbhneoir John Arden faoi iompar dhochtúir na hotharlainne ceithre mhí ó shin i leith Arden nuair a bhuail taom croí é. Free article

Workers in struggle: Tax promises shelved

31 July 1997

In 1992 McCreevy and the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrat government chose to target those who were suffering most to make the budget balance. Free article

Sportsview: Save our sporting souls

31 July 1997

``Today it fell for me and I got on the end of a few scores''. This is how Kilkenny hurling ace D J Carey described his breathtaking contribution of two goals and eight points to his county's two point win over Connacht champions Galway in last weekend's All Ireland hurling.quarter final. Free article

An Droch Shaol - The Irish Holocaust

31 July 1997

Typhus fever was rampant throughout the Famine years, along with an array of other diseases, illnesses and medical conditions associated with the scarcity of food, lack of vitamins, weakness, the cold and wet, proximity to other infected beings and the failure to bury victims rapidly. Free article

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Back issue: Eliza-Brit out, peace in

31 July 1997

The Irish people have never yet succumbed to English Royalty and proof, if ever proof were needed, that that proud tradition still remains will be amply supplied in the Six Counties on August 10th when Elizabrit sails up Belfast Lough, Our Lough, on her proposed visit to ``view the natives''. Free article

New in print

31 July 1997

The Captive Voice/An Glór Gafa and Irish Legends for the Very Young Free article

Television: No image problem for republican women

31 July 1997

It's always a pleasant surprise to see armed republicans just being themselves on RTE television, especially when their actions are set to the stirring chords of O Riada's `Mise Eire'. But the film footage seemed very grainy, and it was in black and white. Free article

Editor's desk

31 July 1997

The crown forces' paronia about Fenian attacks reached new heights when a suspicious-looking cardboard box was left outside the Territorial Army's base in Bristol. Ever vigilant, the boys of the TA, whose motto is ``Be the best,'' alerted the police, who in turn, suspecting the `Ra, (of course) and called army bomb disposal experts.

With nerves of steel, and commendable efficiency,... Free article

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