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13 May 1999 Edition

Little time left to save Agreement

13 May 1999

Gerry Adams has warned that the continuing political vacuum in the Six Counties may allow rejectionist loyalist elements to deliver a coup de grace to the peace process in the coming weeks. The Sinn Féin president's stark warning came after a meeting with British Premier Tony Blair at Downing Street on Tuesday, 11 May. Free article

Labour lose ground in Welsh and Scottish elections

13 May 1999

Isn't it amazing what a difference two years makes. Most republicans stayed up in May 1997 to watch with relish the end of 18 years of Tory rule. Last weekend, many people watched again, though perhaps not with the same intensity, as the Labour Party lost ground to the Scottish National Party (SNP), the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru in the Scottish and Welsh assembly elections. It seems that watching the establishment squirm in an election is a sport that provides pleasure no matter what the election is. Free article

Tithe do Theifigh

13 May 1999

Molann iarrthóir Sinn Féin i nGaillimh Vincent Forde, gur chóir go mbeadh an rialtas teach atá in mí-úsáid le tréimhse blianta áirithe a ghábhail chuige agus é a dháileadh amach ar ais ar dhuine a bhfuil díth air nó uirthi le haghaidh teach cónaithe. Free article

Workers in struggle: Scaffolders strike in fifth week

13 May 1999

``If we're beaten everyone is beaten.'' This was the message from Andrew McGuinness, chairperson of the Dublin Scaffolders' Society. The unofficial scaffolders' dispute is now entering its fifth week as building contractors close more and more sites. 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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Sportsview: The quest for Sam

13 May 1999

Sunday marked the opening of the All-Ireland football championship, with Westmeath defeating Carlow and Wicklow and Longford playing out a draw. Free article

Back issue: RTE attacks censorship.. in South Africa

13 May 1999

Sinn Fein described Tuesday's RTE's Today Tonight programme breaching South African broadcasting censorship laws as ``courageous'' but asked ``Will RTE producer Mary Raftery be given the same freedom by RTE management to challenge state censorship in Ireland as defined by Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act?'' Free article

Dúirt siad...

13 May 1999

The week in quotes... Free article

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