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13 September 2000 Edition

Humanitarian crises underline UN weakness

13 September 2000

The role of the United Nations as a peacekeeping agency was discussed at the UN Millennium Summit that finished on 8 September 2000 in New York. There is general agreement that the organisation has to improve and update its procedures if it wants to recover its credibility in the new millennium. The UN should learn from its deficiencies, those that allowed genocides in East Timor, Rwanda and Kosovo and the bombings and blockades against Iraq and Serbia. Free article

Ar Strae le Deartháir Mór

13 September 2000

Gach seans go raibh George Orwell thar a bheith bródúil as an úrscéal `1984' a scríobh ach cad a bheadh le rá aige fá imeachtaí an lae inniu? Níl amhras ar bith ann, áfach, ná go bhfuil tionchar ollmhór ag an chlár teilifíse `Big Brother' chan amháin ar mhuintir na Breataine ach ar mhuintir na hÉireann chomh maith. Free article

Sportsview: GAA sells its soul

13 September 2000

The GAA has this week bowed to the demands of the Gaelic Players Association by announcing details of an scheme whereby individual players will be allowed earn 50 percent of sponsorship deals they accrue, the remainder going to the organisation. Free article

Back issue: IRA bombs British Navy ship

13 September 2000

THE IRA have once again embarrassed British security chiefs and shown their continuing ability to strike at the most sensitive British military targets in the Six Counties with a bomb attack on the £130 million British Ministry of Defence ship, the Fort Victoria, at Belfast's Harland and Wolfe shipyard. 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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Cinema: Keeping the Faith

13 September 2000

Ed Norton stars in and directs this above average romantic comedy. Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg) and Ben Stiller are the other main protagonists. Free article

Theatre: Strangers in a Strange Land

13 September 2000

Thousands Are Sailing Organised by the Wolfe Tone Society Saturday 9 September, London Free article

Dúirt siad...

13 September 2000

The week in quotes... Free article


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