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30 September 2004 Edition

Relatives deserve real truth process

30 September 2004

MARK THOMPSON is the Director of Relatives for Justice, a support organisation working with people affected by the conflict. He has also been part of the wider Eolas initiative that produced an extensive consultation document on dealing with the past, including possible truth recovery models. This can be downloaded at www.relativesforjustice.com Free article

Dublin - A Cause for Concern: BY DANNY MORRISON

30 September 2004

The only way of stopping the DUP from wrecking the Belfast Agreement and bringing it around to political reality is to continue to implement the Agreement's equality and justice provisions and the work of the all-Ireland bodies, even in the absence of an assembly and executive. Free article

Dúirt Siad...

30 September 2004

The week in quotes. Free article

Planes, trains and parliaments

30 September 2004

On 13 June 2004, MARY LOU McDONALD was elected as Sinn Féin's first ever MEP. Her election rocked the establishment, which had its worst nightmares confirmed when she comfortably took one of the four, much-coveted, Dublin seats. Free article

European Department up and running

30 September 2004

This month saw the setting up of the Sinn Féin European Department, which is tasked with helping Mary Lou McDonald and Bairbre de Brún in their work as MEPs. One of its first appointees is Eoin Ó Broin, who is originally from Dublin and has represented Sinn Féin as a councillor in Belfast City for several years. Free article

A National Stadium at Long Kesh... Really? - BY GERARD MAGEE

30 September 2004

With September marking the climax of the inter-county championship season for the different Gaelic sports, attention now shifts to the administrative side of the GAA. Among the topical issues coming to the fore again will be Rule 42, relating to the sharing of GAA grounds with other sporting organisations. Free article

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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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Better than Fiction - BY CAOILFHIONN NÍ DHONNABHAIN

30 September 2004

The third annual Documentary Film Festival Stranger than Fiction starts at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin on Thursday 30 September. Though documentary-style films have become more mainstream of late, with the growing popularity of films such as Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911, along with Morgan Spurdock's recently released Super Size Me, the opportunity to see documentaries at cinemas in Ireland is all too rare. Free article

Sacco & Vanzetti are gone

30 September 2004

I must admit that before reading this book, my knowledge of Sacco and Vanzetti stemmed only from the Christy Moore song. That seems all the more strange because I am an American of Italian descent who grew up in a staunch trade union household. Free article

Dearcadh Drabhlásach

30 September 2004

There's a bit of debate going an about how the demon drink has become part of our culture. Is this the case or is it really the exploitation of the drink industry? asks AN DRAOI RUA. Free article

The 5th Column

30 September 2004

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


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