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14 June 2001 Edition

Misinterpreting the Nice vote

14 June 2001

Here are the facts as we understand them. Last week 529,478 people voted No to ratifying the Nice Treaty. The reasons why these people voted no are in reality unknown. However, some newspaper polls highlighted voter concerns about the Rapid Reaction Force proposals, the loss of political independence in decision-making and the loss of an EU Commissioner. Free article

Irish support for Turkish hunger strikers

14 June 2001

Some 30 people held a black flag picket in O'Connell Street, Dublin last weekend in solidarity with the prisoners in Turkey who are protesting against the inhuman jail conditions in high-security `F-Type' prisons. Already, 23 prisoners, men and women, have died on the hunger strike since last December, when the Turkish army and police stormed the prisons, killing 28 prisoners. Free article

I ndiaidh `Nice'

14 June 2001

Cé gur éirigh le muintir na sé chontae is fiche `Níl' a rá le Nice, níl Teach Laighean sásta a admháil gur chóir dúinn an chonradh a chur faoin fhód agus díospóireacht iomlán a thoiseacht ar cén chineál Eoraip a ba mhaith linn amach romhainn. 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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14 June 2001

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