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28 January 1999 Edition

Times have changed

28 January 1999

The other day I drove through the gates of Stormont for the first time and when I saw the splendid building on top of the hill at the end of the mile-long, tree-lined drive, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. Free article

Time to leave victimhood behind

28 January 1999

There were eighteen people in the small room, in the silent house, on that January day seven years ago. The sense of pain and grief was visible, though not a tear was shed nor a word spoken. Free article

A week of concerted efforts to wreck peace process

28 January 1999

On the 1999 calendar, yet another week has been ticked and still no progress has been made. The peace process, already described as a ``pace process'', is hitting new obstacles. This week was not only characterised by an absence of moves to set up the Assembly Executive. A concerted campaign of actions aimed at wrecking the Agreement has further clarified David Trimble's politics of obstructionism. Free article

Searching for the disappeared

28 January 1999

Rosario Ibarra is the president of the Committee for the Defense of the Prisoners, the Prosecuted, the Disappeared and the Political Exiled, an organisation created in Mexico in 1974 by the relatives of people who vanished following their witnessed detention by army and police forces. Free article

Go seasa O Cuív an fód!

28 January 1999

Ar bhealach tá rud beag íoróine ag baint leis an gcinneadh comhlacht trasteorann um chúrsaí teanga a bhunú. Glacadh leis an gcomhlacht seo le go seachnófaí comhlacht eacnamaíoch a mbeadh ``tábhacht'' ag gabháil leis. Géilleadh an comhlacht teanga toisc gurb í an tuairim choitianta gur ceist imeallach í an Ghaeilge, nach bhfuil inti ach siomból. Bhí meon an tsiombólachais in uachtar sa stát ó dheas ó bhunú an tSaorstáit i 1922. Ní mór a admháil freisin go raibh an meon sin láidir i gcónaí riamh i ngluaiseacht na Poblachta. Free article

Workers in struggle: Crisis across the political divide'

28 January 1999

What did he know? When did he know it? Yes, it is time once again for the now ritual dissection of a political figure and possibly another Dublin Government. This time it is Bertie Ahern in the hot seat. There seems to be no end to the ongoing repercussions from EU Commissioner and former Fianna Fáil minister Padraig Flynn's Late Late Show appearance two weeks ago. Free article

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Remembering the Past: The lucky four

28 January 1999

The four were completing another leg of their arduous journey when it looked as if it was all at an end. The policeman's hand on Frank Shouldice's shoulder spelt disaster. Free article

Back issue: Out of the ashes

28 January 1999

Not such a big surprise after all, eh? Free article

New in print

28 January 1999

Pacifism as Pathology, Dis/Agreeing Ireland: Contexts, Obstacles, Hopes and Inside The Celtic Tiger Free article

Television: Conspiracies

28 January 1999

The Timor Conspiracies (UTV) Prime Time (RTE) Would You Believe (RTE) Gleann Cheo (TnaG) Free article


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