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3 November 2005 Edition

Parallel struggles, positive advice

3 November 2005

On his visit to the Six Counties last week, South African Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils was interviewed for An Phoblacht. In the unlikely surroundings of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the former freedom fighter spoke candidly to Jim McVeigh and Daniel Jack of his days in the underground MK, military operations against the Apartheid regime, the place of negotiations in a revolutionary struggle and the challenges of building a new society in South Africa. Free article

Opinion - The Cutting Edge

3 November 2005

In 2004 Ógra Shinn Féin was restructured nationally and regionally. A new National Organiser and Cúige Organisers were appointed. With structures and activists in place the aim was simple -- re-organise Ógra Shinn Féin, ensuring the recruitment of young, radical, committed republicans through our increased activism, and presence on the ground. Free article

The Fifth Column

3 November 2005

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

Remembering the Past - Leading fighter for the rights of women

3 November 2005

Margaret Cousins, nee Gillespie, was born in Boyle, County Roscommon on 7 November 1878, 127 years ago. In 1903 she married Belfast-born James Cousins and started out as a music teacher. Free article

Opposition strengthened after Melbourne debacle

3 November 2005

The Mickey Harte school of opposition to the International Rules Series will have been considerably strengthened following last Friday's debacle in Melbourne. It was horrendous stuff and it was fortunate that none of the Irish players suffered serious and lasting injury. It was played in a mean spirit and the assaults on the Irish players had nothing even to do with winning, as an Australian victory, almost certain before the start, was confirmed by the end of the first quarter. 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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Láthair catha sroichte

3 November 2005

Tá deis mhór ann anois do cheardchumainn na tíre seo a chur in iúl go bhfuil ábharthacht ag baint leo fós agus deis acu freisin athnuachan a dhéanamh orthu féin sa chaoi go dtabharfaidh siad ionadaíocht chuí dá mbaill. Free article

Athbhliain Cheilteach faoi mhaise!

3 November 2005

Halloween is a very ancient agricultural festival celebrating the end of the harvest season and which to the Celts also ushered in their New Year. Free article

REVIEWS

3 November 2005

Matt Treacy reviews Rocky Road to Dublin currently showing at Dublin's Irish Film Institute, while Mick Derrig takes a look at Fine Gael's Paddy Harte Free article


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