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26 February 1998 Edition

Time for the Therapist

26 February 1998

Mary Nelis has written before on this page about the things you don't get to read about if you rely for your coverage of things political on the mainstream press. This week, as unionists pumped up the volume on their determined and deliberate efforts to claim that the IRA is responsible for every bomb blast in town, it was remarkable that coverage of the car bomb in Dromad, County Louth received very little attention at all. Free article

British are protagonists, not neutrals

26 February 1998

There is no getting away from the fact that the entire Peace Process is in now jeopardy and that what people should concentrate on is how we can rescue the situation so as to move forward towards a democratic peace settlement. But it is useful to examine the series of events which led us to the current precarious position, so they can be avoided in any future attempts to build a real Peace Process. Free article

Colombian army cover up massacre

26 February 1998

Last October ominous notices began to appear on the walls of Puerto Asis, a small town in southern Colombia. They informed local inhabitants that all guerrilla ``sympathisers and supporters'' in the area had been sentenced to death. Free article

Remembering the Past: The toughest leader

26 February 1998

At the outbreak of the Civil War, much was expected by republicians of the IRA in Tipperary and in the main they were not disappointed. Unlike many other areas around Ireland, which retired into its safe areas after an initial burst of activity, the IRA here had the capabilities to bring the war to the enemy. Free article

Ag cothú tuiscint ar an saol Ceilteach

26 February 1998

Celtic History & Literature Review £2.50 An Clochán 36 Fruithill Park Béal Feirste BT11 8GE Free article

Workers in struggle: Leinster House two tier legislation

26 February 1998

We need a just social welfare system as much as we need just trade union laws and a just, open banking system Free article

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Sportsview: The late late show in Thurles

26 February 1998

The amazing turnaround in the fortunes of Erin's Isle in the All-Ireland Club Football Championships was the highlight of the footballing weekend. After trailing throughout the first hour, the Dublin team lagged behind a far better Castlehaven team from Cork. Even former Dub's star Charlie Redmond managed to get himself sent off in the 47th minute. Free article

Remembering the Past: The toughest leader

26 February 1998

At the outbreak of the Civil War, much was expected by republicans of the IRA in Tipperary and in the main they were not disappointed. Unlike many other areas around Ireland, which retired into its safe areas after an initial burst of activity, the IRA here had the capabilities to bring the war to the enemy. Free article

Back issue: Enoch and the Ku Klux Klan ride again

26 February 1998

Enoch Powell has predictably found even Orange bigotry a bit tame for his liking and he has now turned back to his old concern: immigrant baiting in Britian. Free article

New in print

26 February 1998

Irish Hunger: Personal Reflections on the Legacy of the Famine and GREEN RIVER - In Honour of our Dead. Free article


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