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22 October 1998 Edition

Impressed but not overawed

22 October 1998

London is an impressive city. It's hard for me to admit that. Until Monday I associated London only with the armed conflict and all the attendant heartache. Although it is now Tony Blair's Britain to shape in his image, when I thought of London I thought of Thatcher and all the pain she brought to Ireland. Free article

Kosovo, a war by massacre

22 October 1998

As the massacres continue and hundreds of thousands of Albanian refugees flee their destroyed villages, NATO hypocrisy and diplomatic bellydancing continue. Free article

Feachtasaíocht: páirt den phictiúr mór

22 October 1998

Tá géar ghá le feachtaisí a fheiscint ag bláthú ar ábhair éagsúla a bhaineann leis na h-athruithe a theastaíonn ó phoblachtánaigh a dtitfeadh amach san tréimhse seo den streachailt. Is tá a fhios ag cách céard iad na feachtaisí seo. Free article

Workers in struggle: Dublin Government spurns gas millions

22 October 1998

Picture this scenario. A thriving state owned oil and gas exploration industry pumping millions of barrels of oil and therms of gas into tankers and pipelines, creating thousands of jobs and generating multi million pound profits for the people. Could this really happen in Ireland? Free article

Sportsview: Ireland Rules the Compromise Series

22 October 1998

For reasons entirely connected to earning a living, this Dub has been a stranger to Hill 16 for the last couple of years, but the return to Mecca for the Compromise Rules series with the Australians was almost as good as those distant dreamy days when the Dubs were winning championship games. Free article

Back issue: We will not be silenced

22 October 1998

The British have announced their latest solution to their ``Irish problem'' - South African-style censorship. From now on, members and supporters of Sinn Fein are banned from appearing on British television or radio. In one afternoon 100,000 people (over 40% of the north's nationalist voters) have been gagged. 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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Cinema: Three to watch

22 October 1998

Small Soldiers Elizabeth Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Free article

Television: The new demons

22 October 1998

Media coverage of Sinn Fein March/Youth Conference Prime Time - The Demise of the PDs (RTE1) City Hall (BBC1) Ballykissangel (BBC1) Heartbeat (UTV) Glenroe (RTE1) Free article

Editor's desk

22 October 1998

The right wing media in Britain are outraged at the arrest of General Pinochet in London last week. The bloody Chilean dictator, who was responsible for the torture and death of 3,000 left wing activists and others following his overthrow - with US help - of the democratically elected Allende government in 1973, clearly has many friends in the British establishment. Not least of... Free article

Dúirt siad...

22 October 1998

The week in quotes.... Free article

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