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20 September 2001 Edition

SDLP in crisis as Hume bows out

20 September 2001

There has been a sense of inevitability regarding John Hume's resignation since the election. Not only were there the faintest of rumblings within his own party regarding the viability of his continuing as party leader, but years of ill-health have finally forced his hand. As a result, the party which he founded and which is so closely identified with him personally, is left significantly weakened and more unsure than ever of its political identity. Free article

Expanding our definitions of domestic violence

20 September 2001

MICK DERRIG & ANNE MAGUIRE argue that the current view of domestic violence needs to be expanded to include all violent relationships, as there appears to be a growing problem of women inflicting violence on men. Free article

Forced labour in Burma

20 September 2001

An International Labour Organisation (ILO) delegation is travelling to Burma to assess the use of forced labour by the country's military government. The visit has taken months of negotiations between the ILO's Director-General, Juan Somavia, and the country's military dictator. 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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Ceardaithe den Scoth

20 September 2001

This article is about an ancient guild of carpenters that believe in travelling the world to become masters of their profession. Free article

Remembering the Past

20 September 2001

Spanish land at Kinsale Free article

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