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1 October 1998 Edition

Under the thatch

1 October 1998

I was searching though my vast collection of political memorabilia one night last week. After stubbing my toe on a biscuit tin while I walked across the chaos of the bedroom in the darkness between changing nappies and getting the baby's wind up (Rita O Hare warned me that fatherhood would change me; she was right), I was in for a restless night, and so I decided to open the box and spend an hour of sleepless nostalgia sorting through the contents to see what could be kept for the son and posterity and what could be dumped. Free article

Rebels cheerful despite difficulties

1 October 1998

Polhó used to be just a small rebel village in Chiapas, Mexico, about 700 Zapatistas living in a valley off the main road, overlooked by the school. Free article

Acht Teanga mar éilimh ag Slógadh Shinn Féin

1 October 1998

Acht Teanga nua a chur i bhfeidhm sna 26 Chontae, stadas ceart don Ghaeilge sna Sé Chontae, agus athnuachan ar pholasaí agus gníomhaíocht na Gaeilge ag Sinn Féin - b'shin iad na téamaí polaitiúla ba mhó ag an Slógadh i gCluain Eois ag an deireadh seachtaine seo thart. Free article

Workers in struggle

1 October 1998

Harney's new threat and Couriers with a message Free article

Sportsview: Hamstrings, half-time and flowing football

1 October 1998

The talking points which emerged from Sunday's All-Ireland Football Final are many and varied and no doubt the poor souls of Kildare could add a few to my list. Free article

Remembering the Past: Croppies Acre

1 October 1998

Little marked the mass burial sites of the 1798 Rising and they were mentioned in hushed tones. Free article

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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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Back issue: Attorney General penalises Clarke

1 October 1998

The Fianna Fail Attorney General has refused to provide adequate legal aid for Jim Clarke to contest the British request for his extradition. The Portlaoise District Court hearing on the warrants for the Donegal man ended abruptly when his legal team announced that the necessary legal fees were not being paid by the state. Clarke's solicitor and barrister withdrew and the case had to be adjourned. Free article

Cinema

1 October 1998

Dancing at Lughnasa The Spanish Prisoner Mercury Rising Free article

Television: Love and war

1 October 1998

Would You Believe (RTE1) Prime Time (RTE1) Timewatch (BBC2) Free article

Editor's desk

1 October 1998

Our old friend Tony O'Reilly is back in the news. He is in line to buy a number of local newspapers. They include The Ulster Herald, The Fermanagh Herald, the Strabane Chronicle and The Derry People and Donegal News.

If the deal goes through it means that republicans will not get a fair hearing in those titles because that is the editorial line of all of O'Reilly's papers. It will... Free article

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