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2 September 1999 Edition

Gold medals and determination in Euskal Herria

2 September 1999

The brightest gold medals of the World Athletics Championships held in Seville undoubtedly go to the two fake Giraldillas (Giraldilla was the Championship's mascot) who, for over 20 minutes during the inaugural ceremony, exhibited on the main stage slogans calling for the repatriation of Basque prisoners. The event was televised live to a worldwide audience and the heir of the Spanish throne was present in the stadium. Free article

Rogha na bPortaigh

2 September 1999

Níorbh é gur smaointe nua-aoiseacha rotha uisce agus muilte gaoithe a úsáid ach tá sé in am dúinn a leithéid a fhorbairt i gceart agus a bheith ag smaointiú ar na foinsí eile óna dtig linn fuinneamh a fháil gan truailliú ar bith.. Free article

Orange march halted by Royals

2 September 1999

And so the 1990s will end as it began, with Cork and Meath contesting the All-Ireland football final in September. Free article

Remembering the Past: Sinn Féin organiser assassinated in Cavan

2 September 1999

Sinn Féin members have been targets for the murderous intent of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary for many years. Several members have been assassinated by the members of this infamous force in the last 30 years, many others have died because of the collusion of RUC officers with pro-British deaths squads. Many of these death squads are co-ordinated or directed by other members of the British occupation forces. Much of this collusion has been exposed in recent years. 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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Back issue: Ambush at Narrow Water Castle

2 September 1999

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IRA attack against British forces in 50 years took place at Narrow Water Castle, close to Warrenpoint in South Down, five hours after the execution of Lord Mountbatten. A full platoon of paratroopers was wiped out in an ambush which, according to a British Army spokesman, was laid ``with enormous skill''. Free article

New in print

2 September 1999

Sunset on the Window Panes The Bogman, The Real Rights of Man, Towards a Celtic Church and Sinn Féin Youth Education Pack Free article

Dúirt siad...

2 September 1999

The week in quotes... Free article

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