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11 September 1997 Edition

Where Trimble fears to tread

11 September 1997

The Ulster Unionist Party's Executive Committee meets this Saturday 13 September to discuss its approach to the Stormont talks, the opening session of which begins two days later. Free article

On closer inspection...

11 September 1997

I took my car for an MOT test last week, as is the norm here every five years unless you are blessed with having a DLA (Disability Living Allowance) model which means you never drive anything more than a few years old. Free article

The unfailing generosity of Mobutu Sese Seko

11 September 1997

It always comes in threes. First there was the artist formerly known as HRH Princess Diana. Then it was an Albanian nun who traded under the moniker of Mother Theresa. And now, the legendary philanthropist Mobutu Sese Seko. Free article

Inniu lá na cinniúna in Albain

11 September 1997

In olltoghchán na Belataine thug na hAlbanaigh bata agus bóthar do na Tóraithe. Mar leanas a roinneadh na suíocháin san olltoghchán sin: Páirtí an Lucht Oibre (45.6% den vóta) 56, Daonlathaithe Liobrálacha (13%) 10, Páirtí Náisiúnta na hAlban (21.9%) 6, An Páirtí Coimeádach (17.5%) 0. Is sontasach, dála an scéil, an easpa comhréire idir an sciar den vóta a bhí ag na páirithe agus líon na suíocháin a bhuaigh siad, rud a léiríonn a mhíchothroime agus a bhí an córas vótála. Ioróineach go leor ba iad na Tóraithe ba m,hó a bhí thíos leis sin. Free article

Workers in struggle

11 September 1997

TUC set to repeat ICTU failures, Cork workers march for rights and Supermarket price rip-off Free article

Sportsview: FAI - bizarre and contradictory

11 September 1997

The inner workings of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) amaze me. Over the years the decisions by this august body have not only been bizarre and often contradictory but often quite simply wrong. Free article

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An Droch Shaol - The Irish Holocaust

11 September 1997

The widespread policy of forceful, or even subdued, evictions carried out by the landlords of Ireland completed the destruction of the potato economies in the south and west of Ireland and precipitated the social and agricultural upheaval brought on by the Irish Holocaust. Free article

Back issue: Queue behind Carter

11 September 1997

Now that President Carter has internationalised the Irish war, we hope his action will help loosen the inhibitions of other powers which might have felt obliged to refrain from interfering in the pretended ``domestic problems'' of the British crown. Free article

New in print

11 September 1997

Michael Collins and the women in his life, In his own words: Michael Collins, Michael Collins: The Final Days and Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World Free article

Television: Holding on in the big city

11 September 1997

The teeming, violent life of the big city with its ten million people and ten million stories has always been the stuff of modern TV drama. All those lost souls thrown together in sleaze and decadence, riches and poverty are the perfect material for a quiet night in front of the telly. Free article


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