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27 November 2003 Edition

The Politics of Six-County Poverty

27 November 2003

According to a recently-released report on poverty and social exclusion produced by researchers at Queens University and the University of Ulster, one in three people in the Six Counties are living in poverty, and more than a third of those are children. Although the statistics are shocking, the fact is that poverty levels in the Six Counties have always been higher than in England, Scotland or Wales. Free article

Anamacha Eiteogacha

27 November 2003

This week, AN DRAOI RUA deals with the folklore beliefs of how some of us may come back as birds. Of course, some of us may already be 'away with the birds'. Free article

90th anniversary of the Irish Volunteers

27 November 2003

Ninety years ago this week, the Irish Volunteers were founded in the Rotunda Complex on Parnell Square, Dublin. Here, AENGUS Ó SNODAIGH looks at the circumstances that led to the formation of the Volunteers and writes about the historic first meeting that took place in the Rotunda on 25 November 1913. 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.

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No rights for migrant workers

27 November 2003

An enormous social change has taken place in Ireland since the mid-'90s. It is estimated that some 200,000 migrant workers have come to Ireland since 1996, representing some 4% of the total population of Ireland. Free article

The 5th Column

27 November 2003

DUP throne KEEN to lift the lid on the inside stories, it is our duty to report that there is a stinker of a rumour going around the election newsrooms. It is said that one DUP bog standard Assembly candidate has installed a Union Jack toilet seat in his house. It smells of dirty tricks to us. Free article


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