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20 May 1999 Edition

Elections results bring hope for Palestine

20 May 1999

The landslide election of Labour candidate Ehud Barak to the Israeli presidency has held out some hope of new life for the nearly defunct peace process in the autonomous territories of Palestine and the state of Israel. Free article

Tugann ginearál scalladh do na tiarnaí cogaidh

20 May 1999

Bhí an Leifteanantghinearál Satish Nambiar ina oifigeach ceannais agus chef de mission ar fhórsaí na Náisiún Aontaithe san ``ath-Iúgslaiv'' (an Bhoisnia, an Chróit, an tSlóivéin agus an Mhacadóin) ó Mhárta 1992 go Márta 1993. Bhí iomlán de 28,000 saighdiúirí faoina cheannas agus bhí caidreamh laethúil aige le foirne Ardchoimisiún na Náisiún Aontaithe um Theifigh agus Chumann Idirnáisiúnta na Croise Deirge. Is ábhar spéise é, mar sin, a bhfuil le rá aige maidir leis an gcogadh a bhfuil na hAngla-Mheiriceánaigh agus a gcomhpháirtithe ag fearadh ar an Iúgslaiv. Free article

Workers in struggle: Oranges and Apples - Labour market's strange fruit

20 May 1999

A record low of unemployment -106,000, a record fall in joblessness - 65,000, an unemployment rate of 6.4%, a record number of people at work - over 1.5 million people. These were just some of the figures released to the press by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last week. Free article

Sportsview: Clare poised to regain Liam McCarthy Cup

20 May 1999

Newly crowned league champions Tipperary open the All-Ireland Hurling Championship this weekend with a game against Kerry at Thurles. Free article

Remembering the Past: Roger Casement: the internationalist

20 May 1999

In a lecture titled ``Roger Casement and the foundation of 20th Century Human Rights'', hosted by The Ireland Institute in the Dublin Civic Museum on Wednesday, 5 May, the editor of Casement's Amazon journals, Angus Mitchell, said that Roger Casement ``must be reclaimed not just for those who seek a clearer understanding of the principles underlying 1916 but for those who fight for humanity everywhere. Casement was a unique witness to the horror of his time and was the most international leader involved in the Rising.'' 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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Back issue: Revolution soldiers

20 May 1999

The victorious emergence of blanket-leader Kieran Nugent from the H-Block tombs last week showed the British government and the world that republican political prisoners-of-war will not be `criminalised'. Free article

Cinema: A simple plan gone awry

20 May 1999

Based on Scott B. Smith's best-selling novel of the same title, A Simple Plan opens on May 21, directed by Sam Raimi, the man behind the underrated American Gothic television series. Free article

Television: Official Ireland is in mourning.

20 May 1999

The Late Late Show (RTE1) Legends of the Isles (TnaG) Obsessions (Network 2) Free article

Dúirt siad...

20 May 1999

The week in quotes... Free article


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