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23 April 1998 Edition

Wondering about democracy

23 April 1998

In his book, ``The Framework of Home Rule'', the late Erskine Childers wrote that the unionist resistance to Irish nationalism was inspired not by racialism or fear for the Protestant faith, but by ``a deep rooted hatred of democratic principles and practices''. Free article

Céim ar aghaidh, dhá chéim siar?

23 April 1998

D'éirigh ceist maidir leis an Ghaeilge as Ard Fheis na bliana seo, agus ceist í nár chóir a bheith ann ar chor ar bith. Cad a tharla don Ghaeilge? Free article

Sportsview: Red Army conquers all

23 April 1998

``I didn't know whether I was blew up or stuffed,'' said Joe. He was talking about his reaction to Cliftonville's first league title in 88 years. That was in the years before partition, thus making last week's title win a first for the North Belfast club in the IFA. A moment to truly savour. Free article

Back issue: Epidemic feared in H-Block

23 April 1998

In a bid to have ended the concentration camp treatment in H-Block, Long Kesh, more than 350 POWs ``on the blanket'' have been forced to go on a ``dirt strike''. 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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Television: Apartheid lives

23 April 1998

After listening to the inspirational speech of the ANC activist, Thenjiwe Mtintso, at the Ard Fheis and delegates' cries of ``Amandla'', it is difficult to criticise the ``new'' South Africa and the dismantling of Apartheid. The ANC claimed ``our country belongs to everyone and the wealth will be shared equally''.. Free article

Editor's desk

23 April 1998

The more eagle-eyed of our readers (alright, all our readers) noticed that the paper was a little different last week. We decided to print page 12 twice. It was an innovation which we thought might catch on - after all, it cuts down on our work and allows our readers to savour our top-class journalism in double doses.

But judging by the reaction of our very smart readers who spoke... Free article

Dúirt siad...

23 April 1998

The week in quotes... Free article

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