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8 December 2005 Edition

Interview - Radical plan for language revival outlined: Irish is central to republican struggle

8 December 2005

Last July the face and voice of Seánna Walsh conveyed the dramatic announcement of the formal ending of the IRA's armed campaign. Beamed across the globe, media commentators agreed on one thing - that the IRA's choice was appropriate. Free article

New cards profile women republicans: Mná na hÉireann - Unfinished Revolution

8 December 2005

With Sinn Féin's Céad Bliain year coming to a close the party has produced a set of limited edition cards honouring republican women. The Mná na hÉireann - Unfinished Revolution cards, which resemble playing cards, show photos of women from 1798 through to the present day who have contributed to the cause of Irish freedom, accompanied by their biographies. Free article

Spicer's mercenaries accused of murdering Iraqis

8 December 2005

A private 'military services' company run by notorious former Scots Guards Officer Tim Spicer, Aegis Defence Services, has become embroiled in controversy after 'trophy' video footage of some of its employees apparently shooting at random at Iraqi civilians was posted on the internet. Free article

Memories of George Best

8 December 2005

My earliest memory of George Best is the large poster of him that used to adorn the living room wall of my aunt and uncle's. It was somewhat incongruous not least for the fact that it was a GAA house in which there was little interest in soccer at all. Free article

Remembering the Past: Richard Coleman - republican son of Swords

8 December 2005

Richard Coleman was born in 1890. He was from a family of eleven, all of which were active in the Gaelic League. His father was a teacher in the Swords New Borough Male School on Seatown Road, which Richard attended. Richard later attended O'Connell's CBS on North Richmond Street, Dublin. Free article

Cúlchaint - le Seán ó Donaile

8 December 2005

Lithuania-Na Cumannaigh Faoin Leaba! Free article

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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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Fine Gael agus an Gaeilge

8 December 2005

Mar thoradh ar an rún a mhol Enda Kenny maidir leis an Gaeilge san Ard Teist, ardaítear sean cheisteanna ceanna a rinne dochar go leor don Ghaeilge . Free article

Domhandú: Cearta oibrithe, daonna agus acmhainne faoi ionsaí - Dúshlán ag teacht abhaile

8 December 2005

BY Cathal O Murchu

Is léir go mbeidh ionsaí mór millteach le feiceáil amach anseo ar chearta oibrithe sa tír seo. Tá an chéad bhabhta á imirt amach cheana féin leis an scéal in Irish Ferries ag treabhadh ar aghaidh agus a lán daoine ag breathnú ar an toradh a thiocfaidh amach ón scéal seo. Tá oibrithe agus fostóirí uile ag féachaint ar cén toradh a thiocfaidh uaidh... Free article

Dúirt Siad...

8 December 2005

The shambolic PSNI investigation into the Northern Bank robbery is nothing more than we expect from a force which continues to know much about politics and militarism, but precious little about efficient, modern policing methods.

Andersontown News, Monday 5 December.

This was complete overkill. There was something sinister in their gung-ho approach.... Free article

Fifth Column

8 December 2005

The legend of Lennon

The 25th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon occurs as An Phoblacht goes to print. The 40-year-old music icon and former Beatle was gunned down as he arrived at his home on Manhattan's West Side by Mark Chapman.

After the Parachute Regiment's massacre of civil rights' marchers in Derry on 30 January 1972, John and Yoko penned the... Free article


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