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7 September 2006 Edition

Feature interview:Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness

7 September 2006

In the first of a two-part interview with An Phoblacht Editor SEÁN Mac BRÁDAIGH, Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator and Mid Ulster MP Martin McGuinness explains the party's attitude to the Hain Assembly, his experience of the Assembly's Preparation for Government Committee, the prospect of government-sponsored 'hothouse' talks next month, and the likelihood of the Good Friday institutions being restored by the November deadline. Free article

Remembering 1981: More families intervene and 21st man joins Hunger Strike

7 September 2006

In early September 1981 the families of the men on Hunger Strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh faced horrendously difficult decisions as their sons lay dying while the British Government remained impassive. Free article

The Mitchel Mclaughlin Column

7 September 2006

The adverse affects of partition, inequality and conflict on Irish social, political and economic life are well documented. The Good Friday Agreement holds the potential to redefine our political institutions and political environment. This explains the resistance to its implementation by those opposed to change. A central plank of this project, identified and endorsed by all parties to the Agreement including the two governments, is the development of All-Ireland political institutions and activity. This was also endorsed in referenda by the Irish people. Free article

Interview:Barry McColgan, national organiser, Ógra Shinn Féin

7 September 2006

At the age of 15 Barry McColgan immersed himself in the Ego drugs awareness project, out of which evolved his involvement in the Ógra. Free article

OPINION:The GAA needs to be consistent in relation to political involvement

7 September 2006

The recent football match between St Brigids GAA club from South Belfast and a team representing the PSNI has been the focus of much media attention and protests by nationalist victims of the RUC/PSNI. Here, MATT TREACY examines the issues at stake for the GAA, the wider community and the future of the policing debate. Free article

Book Review : Kevin Lynch

7 September 2006

Nineteen Eighty One was a momentous year. In the chronicles of Irish history, it is a unique year. 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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Cúlchaint

7 September 2006

Tá na páistí imithe abhaile agus tá mé anseo ag piocadh mo shróine taobh thiar de chóip den Irish Independent. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

7 September 2006

The All Ireland hurling final saw Kilkenny win their 29th title in a curiously old-fangled way. While all the talk before the game was about how Kilkenny might attempt to tactically disrupt Cork's settled and battle-tested formation, and with all sorts of speculation about where key players might line out, the reality was far more basic. Free article

Media View

7 September 2006

In today's world, more and more people rely on radio and television news for their information - partly because the newspapers can't be trusted to tell the truth and have dumbed down anyway, and partly because the broadcasting media are so much more accessible and quick. Free article

The Fifth Column

7 September 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article


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