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6 April 2006 Edition

Remembering 1981: Bobby Sands contests by-election

6 April 2006

On the fifth day of the 1981 Hunger Strike, Frank Maguire, the MP for the constituency of Fermanagh/South Tyrone, died of a heart attack. SHANE MacTHOMÁIS tells the story. plus Key turning point in the struggle by JIM GIBNEY Free article

Mitchel McLaughlin Column

6 April 2006

Prospects for success seem limited as Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern arrive in the North today in their latest attempt to instil momentum in the political process. Free article

AGENDA: 99 Ardoyne residents murdered between 1969 and 1998

6 April 2006

In the third of a three part series on the issues of truth, victims and the role of the British state in the past three dcades of conflict, Philip McGuigan examines the case of Alan Lundy. Free article

Media View

6 April 2006

Republicans are well used to dishonesty and distortion from the Sunday Independent, to abuse instead of reasoned argument; but last Sunday's front page lead by that professional anti-republican Jim Cusack surely takes the biscuit. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

6 April 2006

The children of Gaelscoil An Culóg were given the chance to strut their stuff during half time of last Sunday's Dublin Carlow National Hurling League game. I might have said that they had their "day in the sun" except that would have been a totally inaccurate description of the climatic conditions as their appearance coincided with a shower of hailstones that might have heralded the coming of The Rapture. Free article

Fifth Column

6 April 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column 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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Cúlchaint

6 April 2006

Mhúscail mé le mo chlog nua aimsire I ndiaidh a sé agus bhí mé sáite I mo chéad scuaine tráchta ag deich i ndiaidh a seacht ar maidin, le droichead coincréideach thar mo cheann agus BMW XS ós mo chomhair; mo fhuinneoga a bhogann le cnap agus mo stereo ag éisteacht le mo MP3 agus ag cailliúint foighde leis an trácht. Free article

Book Review: Devastating exposé of 19th Century Ireland

6 April 2006

"I have seen the Indian in his forests, and the Negro in his chains, and thought, as I contemplated their pitiable condition, that I saw the very extreme of human wretchedness; but I did not then know the condition of unfortunate Ireland...In all countries, more or less, paupers may be discovered; but an entire nation of paupers is what was never seen until it was shown in Ireland." - Gustave de Beaumont, 1835 Free article

Na hÓráistigh caite ar leataobh

6 April 2006

Le linn don chaint mhór a tháinig ó mheáin chumarsáide an Iarthair faoin'Réabhlóid Óraiste' a bhí tagtha chun cumhachta san Úcráin ar mhaithe le 'daonlathas' ar Steipeanna na hEoráise, is cosúil go bhfuil droim láimhe fíorfa tugtha ag muintir na tíre sin do 'laoch na réabhlóide'úd, Viktor Yushchenko.Le linn don chaint mhór a tháinig ó mheáin chumarsáide an Iarthair faoin'Réabhlóid Óraiste' a bhí tagtha chun cumhachta san Úcráin ar mhaithe le 'daonlathas' ar Steipeanna na hEoráise, is cosúil go bhfuil droim láimhe fíorfa tugtha ag muintir na tíre sin do 'laoch na réabhlóide'úd, Viktor Yushchenko. Free article

Dúirt Siad...

6 April 2006

The week in quotes. Free article


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