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3 December 1998 Edition

Basque nationalism strides on

3 December 1998

Two massive events took place in Euskal Herria last weekend: the huge demonstration in Bilbao calling for Basque prisoners to be transferred to prisons in the Basque Country before Christmas; and a concert by dozens of artists in Donostia/San Sebastian supporting Freedom of Speech. During the concert the new daily newspaper GARA, successor to the closed-down EGIN, was unveiled. Free article

Slat tomhais an tSochaí an córas príosúntachta...

3 December 1998

Níl deireadh fós le truamhéil na mbardach príosúin ó thuaidh, de réir tuairisc a foilsíodh an tseachtain seo. Free article

Workers in struggle: Don't believe the hype

3 December 1998

Good news for the low paid, pensioners, carers, families with children, those paying childcare and as usual a good budget for business. Free article

Remembering the Past: The Castlefin Tragedy

3 December 1998

On 28 November 1938, IRA Volunteers blew up six customs posts along the border in Counties Armagh and Fermanagh. Two other posts - at Clady and Strabane in Co Tyrone - were also to have been demolished that night but the bombs to be used exploded prematurely, killing three Volunteers at Stranamuck, near Castlefin, Co Donegal. Free article

Back issue: Twentieth victim of loyalist killers

3 December 1998

A loyalist murder squad gunned down Phelim McNally as he stood in the kitchen of his brother's home near Coagh, County Tyrone, on Thursday evening 24 November. McNally is the 20th victim of loyalist assassination squads this year. 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

3 December 1998

The Cappoquin rebellion 1849 and James Larkin: Lion of the Fold Free article

Television: Better than lovin'

3 December 1998

Fever Pitch (Channel 4) It's Only a Game (Channel 4) How Others See Us (UTV) An Lasar Ceilteach (TnaG) Free article

Editor's desk

3 December 1998

Patton scores against RUC



That could have been the headline in Wednesday morning's papers. It has nothing to do with Chris Patten and his Policing Commission or Joel Patton and his Spirit of Drumcree. Instead, it's another political football altogether - the RUC soccer team. They played Larne in the County Antrim Shield on Tuesday night and lost two-nil. The first goal was scored... Free article

Dúirt siad...

3 December 1998

The week in quotes... Free article


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