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30 January 2003 Edition

Protecting the witness

30 January 2003

At first, it seemed like deference, but as the questioning of Edward Heath has continued at the Bloody Sunday inquiry, Lord Saville's repeated interventions, his treatment of Michael Lavery QC and his continuous indulgence of Heath's repeated refusal to answer questions have begun to appear like something altogether more sinister; protection. Free article

Taxing issues

30 January 2003

So Bertie made it back from his new year trips to sunnier climes and kicked off the new term in Leinster House intent, it seems, on another year of backtracking and finding new ways not to shoulder the blame for various failures in health, housing, education, transport etc. It's a long list. Free article

The minister for ostriches

30 January 2003

Out of touch, inconsistent, misguided, just plain wrong or the equivalent of a political ostrich. These are all apt ways of describing Fianna Fáil Agriculture minister Joe Walsh. 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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A tale of two worldviews

30 January 2003

In the last few days, world's attention has centred on two cities: Porto Alegre in southern Brazil and Davos in Switzerland. Free article

Reamh-Choiriúlacht Saddem Hussein

30 January 2003

This week, AN DRAOI RUA compares the pre-crime police force of the film 'Minority Report' to the George W Bush administration's reasoning for war against Iraq Free article

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