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17 October 2002 Edition

Everyone, republican or otherwise

17 October 2002

It was winter-cold and at the corner of Sevastopol Street a bitter wind was blowing. Free article

Protesting Columbus Day

17 October 2002

October, known as Columbus Day (US) or Race Day (Spain and Latin America), thousands of indigenous activists and supporters, from Canada to Chile, blocked borders, closed main roads and conducted various other direct actions to demand basic human rights for all native peoples. Free article

Bille Teanga na Nollag?

17 October 2002

The 2002 Fianna Fáil election manifesto promised that the Bill of Rights for the Irish language would be passed. It is not, however, on the agenda of discussion for this Dáil session. Another election promise broken? Don't be surprised, says AN DRAOI RUA. 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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Law student shot dead

17 October 2002

The shooting dead by a loyalist UVF gang of 29-year-old Lurgan law student Sheena Campbell at the York Hotel in Belfast, was a further extension of a campaign to assassinate anyone who had the courage of their convictions to stand openly and articulate a positive way forward to Ireland's democratic future. Free article

The IRA and nationalist culture (1926-36)

17 October 2002

The IRA, 1926-36, is a new academic study of the army based in large part on the papers of Maurice (Moss) Twomey, who was chief of staff during this period and left a vast quantity of written material to which author Brian Hanley was given access. Over this and next week, we will print edited extracts from this valuable historical record. The book will be launched on 31 October by Four Courts Press and is available from all good bookshops nationwide, including Sinn Féin outlets, priced at €24.95 (hardback). Free article

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