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22 July 1999 Edition

Supremacists rewarded for efforts

22 July 1999

Last week, President Clinton thanked the Ku Klux Klan for having refrained from the lynching of black people over the past number of weeks and for agreeing to not burn down any more churches until later in the year. The President conceded that whilst there were still cross-burning and constant harassment of people of colour, such activities are no more than a harmless and colourful expression of traditional white culture and the Klan were to be commended for their restraint. Free article

Shareholders slam Smurfit

22 July 1999

When the Jefferson Smurfit Group decided to issue an invitation to the Smurfit Environmental and Human Rights Shareholders group to visit the company's operations in Colombia, it could not have expected a report full of criticism of Smurfit's activities in the South American country. Free article

Bualadh Dhá Dhruma

22 July 1999

Is minic a luann cuairteoirí go dtí an Tuaisceart an bhagairt a mhothaíonn siad nuair a chluineann siad drumadóirí ag gríosadh na sluaite le linn paráidí oraisteacha. Free article

Sportsview: Champions dethroned

22 July 1999

Mayo ended Galway's reign as All-Ireland champions with an impressive four-point victory at Tuam on Sunday, giving them their third Connacht title in four years. In Munster, defending champions Kerry were also dethroned by a hungry Cork outfit, while Dublin booked a Leinster final date with old rivals Meath after a two-point win over Laois.. Free article

Remembering the Past: Unbroken and unbowed - the POWs return home

22 July 1999

While Sinn Féin and the Republican Movement in general were making major headway and growing rapidly in 1917, the question of the POWs (mainly those sentenced rather than interned after the 1916 Rising) was never forgotten. Free article

Back issue: Another babbling Brooke

22 July 1999

Peter Brooke, the ninth colonial administrator to take over at Stormont since 1972, has all the qualifications needed for this office. 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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22 July 1999

Story of a people's struggle and Fatal flaws Free article

Cinema: May the Hype be with you

22 July 1999

It's here, after many months of hype - the first installment of the Star Wars' presequel, directed by George Lucas, has been delivered to movie goers. Some of the older fans have an almost religious devotion to the ortiginal movie and new fans will flock to if believing it to be the New Messiah of science fiction films. Free article

Television: Rats, utopians, and Eoghan Harris

22 July 1999

Programmes reviewed; Weekend Sport Far Out (Channel 4) Ruby's American Pie (UTV) Questions & Answers (RTÉ) Free article

Dúirt siad...

22 July 1999

The week in quotes.... Free article


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