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27 July 2006 Edition

INTERVIEW: Sinn Féin's chief negotiator, Martin McGuinness

27 July 2006

Reviewing the year since the historic 28 July declaration by the IRA, Sinn Féin's chief negotiator, Martin McGuinness spoke to An Phoblacht's Aran Foley about developments since then, and what the future may hold. Free article

Following in the path of Tone and McCracken

27 July 2006

People from a Protestant background have been to the fore in the struggle for Irish freedom throughout the last couple of centuries. Two republicans who had a Protestant upbringing recently explained how they got involved in the republican struggle despite the establishment and media portrayal of that struggle as sectarian. These interviews are from the current issue of the Sinn Féin newspaper distributed to hundreds of homes in North Belfast. Free article

Remembering 1981: seventh and eight men die on the fast

27 July 2006

Kevin Lynch laid to rest in Dungiven and Big Doc's final journey Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

27 July 2006

In less than a year we will have fought a General Election in the 26 Counties. That this will be the most important election we have fought to date is not just a platitude that the party leadership rolls out before every election. It is a fact of life for republicans if we are serious about building an Ireland of Equals. Free article

Review

27 July 2006

BOOK REVIEW: Crazy Horse and Custer. By Stephen E. Ambrose. Pocket Books. ISBN 0 7434 6864 3. Price £8.99Stg 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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Denis Faul saw Church power slipping away

27 July 2006

Some weeks ago I wrote an article about Charles Haughey for Daily Ireland. Haughey was a controversial figure in Irish politics. A complex character, it is difficult to sum up his impact on Irish politics and society. Certainly he prompted strong emotional responses from a variety of different perspectives. Free article

The Matt Treacy column

27 July 2006

The last time Kerry and Longford met in the championship was in 1968. Longford had won Leinster for the first and only time in their history having destroyed Laois in the final and beaten Dublin. So they must have been good, Frank! (See Media View by Frank Farrell last week.) In 1966 Longford had defeated the great Galway three-in-a-row team in the National League 'home' final before overcoming New York in the final proper. Free article

Media view by John O'Brien

27 July 2006

Last weekend's Sunday papers were filled naturally enough with coverage of the Barr Report on the shooting dead of Abbeylara man John Carthy. Free article

Fifth Column

27 July 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article


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