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12 August 1999 Edition

West ignores Kurdistan as Ocalan faces execution

12 August 1999

MIREILLE COURT, a journalist from the Paris-based left-wing newspaper, Rouge, travelled to Turkish-occupied Kurdistan in the last week of July to assess the reaction to the abduction, trial and death sentence meted out to Abdullah Ocalan - leader of the Kurdistan resistance. Free article

Do the carers really care?

12 August 1999

THERE IS AN ILLNESS in modern Ireland that dare not speak its name. It is characterised by a professional attitude and a public image, but rarely is a diagnosis asked for by those who suffer it. It is known by a variety of names. It affects most of us intimately and indirectly. Free article

Hostages of race

12 August 1999

As Mexico's wealthy elite proudly boast their OECD status, the country's jails are teeming with indigenous people too poor or too proud to lie down. Free article

Omós na Gréine

12 August 1999

Is dócha go bhfuil neart daoine tógtha fá urú na gréine a bhí le feiceáil 11 Lúnasa agus nach mbeidh le feiceáil arís go dtí an bhliain 2080. Free article


12 August 1999

Cork topple champions and Celtic continue winning ways Free article

Remembering the Past: The East Clare By-election

12 August 1999

BUOYED ON by the tremendous result in getting Joe McGuinness elected on 9 May 1917, the Sinn Féin election machine was eagerly awaiting further contests. They didn't have long to wait. Free article

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Back issue: A Risen People

12 August 1999

It seems clear in retrospect that while the material condition of the nationalist people in the occupied Six Counties has changed little since August 1969, what did emerge then was a risen people. Free article

Theatre: The Rising of the Moon

12 August 1999

Performed by the Wolfe Tone Society, London, The Felons, Thursday 5 August Free article

Television: Kingdoms

12 August 1999

Seoda-Kerry (Teilifis na Gaeilge) Powerful Shadows (Radio One) Solar Eclipse (RTÉ/SKY) Free article

Dúirt siad...

12 August 1999

The week in quotes... Free article

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