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14 October 2004 Edition

The Burning of Long Kesh

14 October 2004

This Friday 15 October, marks the 30th anniversary of the burning of Long Kesh camp by republican POWs. In an article originally published in the November 1994 issue of Captive Voice, a magazine produced by republican POWs, former prisoner JOE DOHERTY from North Belfast recalls that historic act of resistance. Free article

Roses bloomed and little children died

14 October 2004

A little garden, Fragrant and full of roses. The path is narrow And a little boy walks along it. A little boy, a sweet boy, Like that growing blossom. When the blossom comes to bloom, The little boy will be no more. Free article

Determined revolutionary

14 October 2004

This is the first comprehensive biography of Seán Mac Diarmada, signatory of the Proclamation of the Republic and, in many ways, as the title suggests, the mind behind the 1916 Rising. Free article

100 years and counting

14 October 2004

What is it the state gives you when you reach 100 years of age nowadays? €100? €1,000? Well, Sinn Féin members are a little more generous than that. November 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of Sinn Féin and its members are planning a year-long birthday party to celebrate. Free article

Atheagar gan Éifeacht

14 October 2004

The reshuffle of Bertie Ahern's team in Leinster house has been nothing more than a public relations and propaganda exercise, writes AN DRAOI RUA 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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Dúirt Siad...

14 October 2004

The week in quotes. Free article

The Fifth Column

14 October 2004

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

United Irishmen founded

14 October 2004

BY SHANE MacTHOMÁIS On 18 October 1791, 213 years ago, the first Society of United Irishmen was founded in Belfast. Its inspiration was a young Dublin lawyer, Theobald Wolfe Tone, who was invited to Ulster by some Presbyterian radicals after publishing a pamphlet entitled An argument on behalf of the Catholics of Ireland. Free article


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