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14 July 2005 Edition

Haughey series was short on real politics

14 July 2005

It's part of the function of public service broadcasters to get people talking about politics, history and current affairs in their own country. To that extent the recent series on Charles Haughey on RTE succeeded with a big audience. But the biggest problem about the series was that, like Haughey himself, it saw politics as being solely about achieving and retaining governmental office. Free article

Centenary history of Sinn Féin

14 July 2005

A book marking the Centenary of Sinn Féin is on its way. Published shortly will be a unique record of 100 years of struggle. This book tells the story of the Sinn Féin century in the words of Republicans themselves over the ten decades since the organisation was established. Lavishly illustrated, the book is one of the centrepieces of Sinn Féin's centenary programme. Free article

Remembering the Past - Michael Davitt

14 July 2005

The Father of the Land League and pioneer of social justice Michael Davitt was born in Straide, Mayo on the 25th of March, 1846. When Michael was six years old, his parents, Martin and Sabina Davitt , were evicted for non payment of rent. 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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Fifth Column

14 July 2005

PAT RABBITTE, Fine Gael's little helper, has called for an IRA Army Convention so that the IRA can change its constitution to allow a fundamental change in its future. Expanding on Monday's media speculation about the IRA's intentions, Enda Kenny's Number 2 said: "Remember that, last 6th April, Gerry Adams addressed a personal appeal directly to the membership of the IRA - those who make up its Army Convention and who alone have power to make changes to its constitution... Free article

Séamas McElwaine commemoration

14 July 2005

Sinn Féin TDs Martin Ferris(Kerry North) and Arthur Morgan (Louth) lay a wreath at the memorial to IRA Voluteer Séamus McElwaine in County Monaghan on. The wreath laying at a number of republican monuments in Monaghan and along the Fermanagh/Monaghan border formed part of a recent trip to the area by Sinn Féin's Leinster House team. Free article

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