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16 March 2000 Edition

Hebron's child victims

16 March 2000

Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldiers regularly target minors in their ongoing occupation of the West Bank. They argue that their policy of deterrence and punishment is a response to a legitimate perceived threat, but there is a sense of David and Goliath about such rivalry. Free article

Flawed planning laws will shape future

16 March 2000

The Planning and Development Bill is currently going through Leinster House. In this article based on his Dáil speech on 7 March, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin argues that the Bill is flawed and cannot solve the housing crisis. Free article

World news

16 March 2000

The Hague, Pakistan, Palestine and Mozambique Free article

Ag baint an fhód ar son na cúise

16 March 2000

Ar an 8ú Márta, bhain an t-iar-aire Martin McGuinness an chéad fhód ar an tógra nua luach £400,000 do An Droichid i Sráid Cooke ar Bhothar Ormeau. Free article

Sportsview: Club final excitement builds

16 March 2000

Every year it's the same. Cheltenham week and all conversation follows a familiar pattern: 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.

Buy An Phoblacht magazine here

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Remembering the Past: The first cabinet

16 March 2000

The inaugural meeting of Dáil Éireann lasted less than two hours and went without a hiccup. Thanks for the smooth running lay with the organising committee, Piaras Beaslaí especially. He said afterwards: ``I was determined to leave nothing to chance. I had a long experience of producing plays, and I felt we must approach this public session in the same spirit.'' Free article

Back issue: Sam Marshall - a committed activist

16 March 2000

THE untimely death of Sam Marshall in Lurgan has robbed not only a family of a loving son, but also the republican family of a trusted and committed activist, who in his 31 short years of life, served faithfully in the cause and suffered much for his beliefs. The solemn dignity and respect with which Lurgan republican Sam Marshall was buried contrasted sharply with the intimidatory and brutal presence of crown forces normal at republican funerals in recent years. Free article

New in print

16 March 2000

Grace's Card: Irish Catholic Landlords 1690-1800 and Monto - Madams, Murder and Black Coddle Free article

Television: The children who laboured

16 March 2000

`An Óige a Thréigeadh' TG4 9pm, Sunday 12 March Free article


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