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10 June 2004 Edition

Bring on the Tallymen

10 June 2004

EAMONN NOLAN attempts to demystify the PR-STV electoral system, so if you ever wondered what the rules are for distributing votes or how they calculate a quota, read on. And what's a sub-parcel when it's at home, anyway? Free article

Born to the struggle

10 June 2004

On Saturday night 19 June, republicans from across the country and from further afield will gather in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin to honour five republicans who have made lifelong contributions to the republican struggle. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will give the keynote address at the Le Chéile event, which will include dinner, music and dancing. The Ulster nominee is Eoin McCaughey, a native of Cappagh, County Tyrone. BARRY McELDUFF spoke to Eoin about his life and his political beliefs. Free article

The Ó Gormghaile saga

10 June 2004

There was the old joke which used to go round about the woman who told her neighbour that her unemployed husband had just been given a job as a temporary postman for Christmas. 'Ah well' aid the neighbour, 'sure it'll keep him off the streets'. EOGHAN Mac CORMAIC relates the tale of an Irish postal worker banned from his job for 25 years. 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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The Fifth Column

10 June 2004

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Read on... Free article

Bainisí an Mheithimh

10 June 2004

Marriage may be a solemn ceremony but there are so many superstitions and history behind it all. AN DRAOI this week touches on some of them. Free article

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