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14 May 1998 Edition

Remember victims by uncovering truth

14 May 1998

As I write this, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield is preparing to announce the results of his study into how best to remember and commemorate those who have died in the conflict in the Six Counties over the last three decades. A very laudable project one might well say, but I think it premature, flawed and sure to cause hurt and offence to different groups. Free article

Carmelite and Ballot Box

14 May 1998

It has been a weekend designed for philosophers, this weekend past. Many mentally stimulating conundrums presented themselves to agitate the grey matter, as questions raised by the Ard Fheis - and other annual gatherings - presented themselves. Free article

Oiling the wheels of dictatorship

14 May 1998

Two and a half years ago, governments the world over expressed outrage at the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni activists, by the Nigerian regime. Free article

Workers in struggle: Questions for Brown's Prosperity Framework

14 May 1998

There seemed at first glance to be something for everyone in Gordon Brown's £315 million economic package announced yesterday. Brown revealed spending plans that covered a range of industrial, infrastructural and educational areas. The plan was titled a ``Framework for Prosperity'' and the Labour Chancellor outlined a package of spending and investment that covered a lot of ground. Free article

Sportsview: Top o' the world Ma!

14 May 1998

Finally after a decade of successive failures to lure the premier title to Parkhead the long wait is over. After a dreadful start to the season the new team and managerial set-up came good. Wim Jansen undoubtedly the main mover behind the team's success. Free article

Back issue: Loughgall Martyrs remembered

14 May 1998

Last Sunday was a very special day in Tyrone. After a year of organisation and hard work by republicans in the county, with help and support from all over Ireland and beyond, Tyrone National Graves Association unveiled memorials to seven of the Loughgall Martyrs on the first anniversary of their deaths. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine

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

14 May 1998

The Lost Writings: James Connolly and Living Downstream: An Ecologist looks at Cancer and the Environment Free article

Television: Way back when

14 May 1998

The years go Pop! (RTE Radio One) Aborigine - A Collision of Conscience (BBC 2) Political Ambitions (Channel 4) Free article

Editor's desk

14 May 1998

One of Sinn Féin's more socially aware activists took South African Home Affairs and Constitutional Development minister Valli Moosa on a magical mystery tour last week. After Moosa's interview with An Phoblacht he was expected at the Department of Foreign Affairs offices, also known as Iveagh House.

The house was one of the Dublin homes of the Guinness family who also held the... Free article

Dúirt siad...

14 May 1998

The week in quotes... Free article


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