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1 June 2006 Edition

Wolfe Tone Commemoration: Organise now for major republican gathering

1 June 2006

"What's Bodenstown?" a young Sinn Féin activist recently asked me. In times gone by the question would have been slightly alarming. "How could you not know that?" might have been the response. For years Bodenstown was the main national gathering of republicans and the occasion of the keynote political message of the year. It has long been eclipsed by the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis and other events but this year the re-constituted Coiste Chuimhneachán Náisiúnta of Sinn Féin is asking republicans to turn the event into a national mobilisation once again. Free article

Reviews: An Phoblacht looks at Ken Loach's new film and a book about the IRA 1920-1922

1 June 2006

The wind that shakes the barley and The Northern IRA and the Early Years of Partition 1920-1922 Free article

The Mitchell McLaughlin Column

1 June 2006

Peter Hain has put forward proposals for a 'Committee for Restoration of Government in the Six Counties and Sinn Féin has decided to participate. If the proposed committee is a serious attempt to create the conditions for restoration of a fully functioning Executive and all-Ireland bodies then it will be worthwhile. We will perform a leadership role in such a body. Free article

Clondalkin: Strength and determination in the face of problems

1 June 2006

The scourge of anti-social behaviour, afflicting many of our towns and cities, is usually accompanied by other social problems- all a direct result of Government policies. This week JOANNE SPAIN, Sinn Féin's Dublin Mid West General Election candidate, outlines the nature and extent of problems facing the people of Clondalkin in west Dublin and the valiant efforts of the local community to improve conditions. Free article

• This news feature is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

1 June 2006

Solidarity is the Key, MEP's Diary.... BAIRBRE de BRÚN, EU Foreign Ministers Agree 2009 Treaty Deadline and Strasbourg In Brief Free article

Media View by John O'Brien

1 June 2006

It was worth looking at the different ways the 'quality' papers treated this week's main news story - the national partnership and pay talks. 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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Remembering the Past

1 June 2006

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Michael Davitt, father of the Irish Land League and pioneer of social justice. His legacy of linking the cause of Irish freedom to the struggle for social equality remains of major relevance to republicans in 2006. Recent social struggles in Davitt's native County of Mayo, highlight again the importance of his ideas. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

1 June 2006

When Tyrone won the All Ireland last year, having been beaten by Armagh in the Ulster final and despatched to the qualifiers, it was commonly agreed that it was probably the hardest won of all titles in the history of the competition. They played a total of eight matches, including three replays. Free article

Fifth Column

1 June 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

Cúlchaint le Seán ó Donaile

1 June 2006

Ghlac mé an treor mí-cheart ag an seanfhear dall agus mé ar mo rothar go Gleann Dá Loch agus chuamar ar strae - deirfinn gur muid an chéad dream rothaí a chuaigh thar an 'Sally Gap' de thimpiste. Free article


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