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22 January 2004 Edition

We're not the party of brown envelopes

22 January 2004

If Sinn Féin received a Euro for every time it's been called "the richest political party in Europe", it would soon be, well, the richest political party in Europe. And if only a part of the recent allegations about the supposed funding of Sinn Féin by the IRA were true, it would probably be the richest political party in the world. Free article

The Fifth Column

22 January 2004

An Phoblacht's famous column takes a satirical look at current events Free article

Ten years after Section 31

22 January 2004

Ten years ago this week, the odious Section 31 censorship restrictions in the 26 Counties were finally lifted. From midnight on Wednesday 19 January 1994, radio and TV reporters in the South were legally permitted to interview Sinn Féin representatives. 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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An Draoi Rua

22 January 2004

This week, AN DRAOI RUA writes about the umbrella group Another Europe is Possible, which will be campaigning during Ireland's presidency of the EU, and about a newly formed drama group, Fíbín. Free article

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