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5 May 2005 Edition

Despot in waiting

5 May 2005

An Phoblacht's FERN LANE laments the lack of choice available to British voters in the Westminster elections and reminds readers of Tory leader Michael Howard's reactionary track record. Free article

Conditions not right for coalition

5 May 2005

Going into coalition prematurely would be a classic example of doing the right thing at the wrong time, argues Waterford Councillor DAVID CULLINANE, who believes that Sinn Féin should only ever enter coalition in the 26 Counties when we are the dominant political party on the island. Free article

Gender quotas only one aspect of holistic approach

5 May 2005

MUIRIS O SÚILLEABHÁIN, Cathaoirleach of Comhairle Cúige Mumhan, takes issue with JUSTIN MORAN's article last week questioning the quota system in place at the Ard Fheis to ensure gender equality on the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle Free article

The anarchist from Broughshane

5 May 2005

The name of Captain Jack White flits through histories of the pre-1916 period. He was one of the founders of the Irish Citizen Army and was the first to drill and train its men. He later worked with the Irish Volunteers. And that brief appearance on the stage of Irish politics is about as much as most students of Irish history know about him. Free article

Noose tales revisited

5 May 2005

Despite a cover featuring a gibbet and noose, designed to rope in the more salacious reader, Hanging Crimes is not in the 'penny dreadful' tradition of crime and punishment reportage. Ten capital cases are covered by individual authors in an attempt to examine "the social dynamics" in the Ireland of those times. All the cases pre-date the founding of the Free State and range from domestic murder to the killing of landlords. 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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Putting the West back on track

5 May 2005

The right to have the Western Rail Corridor re-opened is only the first step toward re-addressing years of regional inequality, writes NOEL CAMPBELL Free article

The 5th Column

5 May 2005

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

Meánscolaíocht Lán-Gaelach

5 May 2005

The demand to provide a quality Irish-medium secondary education is a challenge for the present and future generations, writes AN DRAOI RUA Free article

Córas Oideachais an Dá Stáit - Ag slánú aicmeachais agus cóilíneachais

5 May 2005

Má fhéachtar ar an gcóras oideachais sa dá stát ar an oileán seo, tá sé soiléir go n-úsáidtear an córas oideachais chun tuairimí an lucht rialaithe a chur i bhfeidhm ar an bpobal mór i gcoitinne. Feictear é seo go háirithe sa chaoi a mhúintear an stair ón mbunscoil ar aghaidh go dtí an ollscoil agus ar an gcaoi a chaitear leis an nGaeilge sa chóras céanna. Free article


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