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4 September 2003 Edition

Who pays for coalition mistakes?: Builders and developers make §1.9 billion 'excess profits' in 2002

4 September 2003

Warning to all readers, hold on to your wallet, the government are back from their long and no doubt lavish holidays and they desperately need money. It's not that they are skint personally, as if! Free article

Side-letters, graffiti guarantees and backroom deals failed to deliver unionism

4 September 2003

Once again we approach the spectacle of David Trimble going in front of the 900-strong unelected Ulster Unionist Council ostensibly to secure backing for his tactical approach to the implementation of the Agreement as opposed to that of Donaldson and Burnside. Free article

Keeping the sharks circling

4 September 2003

The British government's obsession with saving David Trimble by continually conceding to an anti-Agreement agenda encourages rather than undermines the oppositional lobby within the Ulster Unionist Party. Free article

People's pageant celebrates 1913 Lock-Out

4 September 2003

THE 90th anniversary of the battle for trade union rights in a tragic yet heroic period of Irish history that has become known as the 1913 Lock-Out was celebrated and commemorated in a community pageant in Dublin at the weekend. Free article

Ireland's Living History (Or how I spent my holidays)

4 September 2003

I hardly had the words Béal na Bláth out and we were in the middle of a full blown history of the assassination, the circumstances leading up to it and the ubiquitous observation that de Valera should not have sent Collins to negotiate with Lloyd George. 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.

Buy An Phoblacht magazine here

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Paddy and Collette's story

4 September 2003

In the last 20 years, the number of young men in the Six Counties that have committed suicide has more than doubled. In her second report, AINE Ní BHRIAIN talks to a Belfast couple who are still struggling to come to terms with the loss of their son. Free article

There can be no partnership between the unequal

4 September 2003

JUSTIN MORAN argues that it is time to scrap a Partnership process that has served only to widen the gap between the haves and have-nots in Irish society. Free article

6 Sráid Fhearchair, BÁC

4 September 2003

As part of his contribution to Heritage week, AN DRAOI RUA thought it might be appropriate to give a historical account of a particular house in Harcourt Street, a place that was of great importance between 1910 and 1922 especially. It is currently Ceannáras Chonradh na Gaeilge. Free article


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