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18 January 2007 Edition

Remembering the Past

18 January 2007

This week 35 years ago, on 17 January 1972, seven republican internees escaped from the British prison ship, HMS Maidstone, moored at the coal wharf in Belfast docks, and swam to freedom. They achieved fame in news headlines across the world as 'The Magnificent Seven'. Free article

Media View

18 January 2007

Imagine that Bertie Ahern was in the middle of negotiations to form a government with, let's say, Labour leader, Pat Rabbitte; imagine also that one side provoked a crisis by failing to release a statement, agreed by both sides at a critical juncture in the talks. In this scenario, the hottest story, from any media perspective, would be production of that statement by one party to illustrate the duplicity of the other. Free article

Fifth Column

18 January 2007

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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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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Letter to the Taoiseach BY BARRY McELDUFF

18 January 2007

Were you pleased at the outcome of the Great Southern Hotel meeting? Really? I am a bit concerned that people like Hugh Orde are a bit too quick to offer political commentary. He said something about "money sucking enquiries" which is a bit of an intrusion that would need to be watched. Free article

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