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13 November 1997 Edition

Time to get real, Mary

13 November 1997

Mary McAleese does not walk on water. Throughout her election campaign she trod on ice. Thin ice, but ice. Free article

US may use new `super bomb' in Iraq

13 November 1997

The sorry tale of Operation Provide Comfort says just about everything we need to know about current US actions in Iraq. Free article

Clár Wolfe Tone an clár don 21ú haois

13 November 1997

Is iomaí miotas a bhí i gcúrsaíocht ó thráth go chéile faoir Eirí Amach 1798. Ceann acu a bhíodh faiseanta tráth gur éirí amach seicteach a bhí i bhfeachtas Loch Garman gan mórán baint aige le cuspóirí na hEireannach Aontaithe. ní riabh bunús leis sin riamh. Go deimhin, is léir dúinn anois a láidre augs a eagraithe a bhí na hEireannaigh Aontaithe i gContae Loch Garman i 1798 agus gur i ngeall air sin a tharla an t-éirí amach san áit inar tharla. Free article

Workers in struggle

13 November 1997

Coalition's Aer Lingus sell out and Dunnes workers ``refuse to be walked on'' Free article

Sportsview: Dungiven's talent wins through

13 November 1997

A big day out for the clubs and provinces last week. The Railway Cup seems to be sinking further and further into hurling oblivion, with only a few hundred souls turning out to witness Munster beat Leinster on Sunday in Ballinasloe to claim their third successive title. Munster had previously beaten Connacht on Saturday while Leinster beat Ulster in an entertaining game. Free article

Back issue: Frank Stagg's body laid to rest

13 November 1997

In the dark hours of last Sunday morning, in the rainswept Leigue cemetery, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Volunteer Frank Staff was honourably laid to rest, with Republican comrades finally handling the remains of his body. 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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New in print

13 November 1997

Power and Prospects and City of the Tribes Free article

Television: The comeback kid

13 November 1997

And so, like a bad penny, he skulks back. The O Coileáin boy himself. Free article

Editor's desk

13 November 1997

An interesting comment slipped from the mouth of Mo Mowlam when she went to the Belfast Forum last Friday. During a little argy-bargy with the DUP she was asked about her attitude to Sinn Féin (along the lines of ``why are you talking to these people who grill babies for breakfast?'').

Mowlam's reply was: ``We will treat them as human beings while they are trying to work for peace... Free article

Dúirt siad...

13 November 1997

The week in quotes... Free article

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