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2 October 2003 Edition

The 5th Column

2 October 2003

Postman Rat THE PSNI part-time Peeler given the honour of laying the force's wreath at last year's Remembrance Day Service at Ballymena Cenotaph was chosen by his officers DESPITE being under investigation for robbing his own post office! Free article

A Ghost Story

2 October 2003

BY PAUL O'CONNOR - As autumn draws in and the nights lengthen, it's a fit season for a ghost story ... It was a dark evening in early October. The leaves were falling from the trees of North Dublin, and the shops already displayed masks and pumpkins for Hallowe'en. Free article

What's the anti-bin charge campaign really about?

2 October 2003

There are two indisputable facts about the bin charges campaign: 47 percent of Dublin householders didn't pay, and the government has silenced two elected representatives who opposed the government, TD Joe Higgins and councillor Clare Daly, by sending them to jail for a month. 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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James Byrne - Dún Laoghaire's 1913 Lock-Out Martyr

2 October 2003

Memorial to be unveiled on 1 November - BY JASON McLEAN Near the Republican Plot in Deansgrange cemetery in Dublin lie the remains of one of Dún Laoghaire's forgotten sons. James Byrne was born and reared at 5 Clarence Street, Kingstown {Dún Laoghaire} and inspired by the leadership of James Connolly and Jim Larkin he became an active trade unionist in the ITGWU. Free article

Na Úrscéalta Gaeilge is fearr?

2 October 2003

In response to The Irish Times' quest to find the greatest Irish novel, AN DRAOI RUA thought it might be appropriate to suggest a few 'as Gaeilge'. Tá toghachán ar siúl fá láthair ag 'The Irish Times' agus iad ag iarraidh 'The greatest Irish novels' a aimsiú. Free article


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