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22 February 2007 Edition

Interview: Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness

22 February 2007

With 14 days to go to the Six County Assembly elections, Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator MARTIN McGUINNESS talks to An Phoblacht Editor SEÁN MAC BRÁDAIGH about likely gains for the party, the prospect for subsequent restoration of the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement, and the effect of the party's recent decisions on the issue of policing. Free article

Assembly Elections: 14 days to polling day

22 February 2007

With election day just 14 days away, Sinn Féin activists across the Six Counties are knocking on doors, leafleting, postering and putting in the long hours needed to compete in a modern election. Sinn Féin members from the 26 Counties are also playing their part, with many Southern activists giving up free time and weekends to make that extra push for first preferences. With six seats per constituency and strong unionist transfer patterns in many areas, building Sinn Féin first preferences is the key to success in the Assembly poll. In the first of a two-week report, ROBBIE SMYTH assesses the Sinn Féin vote and profiles the candidates in ten of the constituencies. Free article

Dáil general election profile: John Dwyer, Wexford

22 February 2007

JOHN DWYER is Sinn Féin's Dáil candidate for Wexford. A former trade union representative, John is chair of New Ross Town Council and also serves as a Wexford County Councillor. Free article

THE MARY NELIS COLUMN

22 February 2007

"Imagine a place torn by sectarian strife. Death squads roaming the streets. A military occupation exacerbating tensions and providing targets for bombs and snipers. And behind the scenes, covert units of the occupying power, running agents on both sides of the war, aiding and sometimes directing assassinations, torture, and the terrorising of communities." Free article

Cúlchaint le Seán ó Donaile

22 February 2007

Chaith mé an deireadh seachtain le grúpa bómán ag traenáil i gcóir 'Ironman', rás 4 mhíle snámh, 60 míle ar an rothar agus leathmharatón reatha; i gcóir daoine a d'éalaigh ó Theach na nGealt, mé féin ina measc. Free article

Book Review,

22 February 2007

Intifada: The Long day of Rage By David Pratt Sunday Herald Books 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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Teacht Sheachtain na Gaeilge

22 February 2007

Seo é an t-am den bhliain ina bhfuil Seachtain na Gaeilge ag druidim linn agus beidh imeachtaí na seachtaine úd le cur faoi bhráid an phobail go luath. Beidh feachtas nua le seoladh ag pobal na Gaeilge i mbliana nuair a thiocfaidh Seán Óg Ó hAiplín agus Dara Ó Cinnéide le chéile an tseachtain seo ar 14:30, Dé Céadaoin, 21 Feabhra 2007 sa Cheoláras Náisiúnta in Ardán Phort an Iarla, Baile Átha Cliath. 'Feachtas 2007' is ea an feachtas úd leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn i measc an phobail mhóir, fiú iad siúd nach bhfuil cumas labhartha líofa acu. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

22 February 2007

In my near lifetime of following the Dublin hurlers, last Sunday was only the third occasion that I can recall us getting a result against Kilkenny. So bear with me! We did beat them in a league game in 1989 but I missed that one due to my campaigning at the time for an Ireland of Equals with best international practice. Although we didn't call it that at the time. Free article

Remembering the Past

22 February 2007

Fifteen years ago, the SAS launched a deadly ambush on an Active Service Unit of the IRA's East Tyrone Brigade, killing four Volunteers - one with his hands in the air to surrender. Free article

Media View by John O'Brien

22 February 2007

What's going on in the Independent group of newspapers. Ever since veteran reactionary Vinnie Doyle retired as editor of the Irish Independent about a year ago, new editor Gerry O'Regan has dragged the paper down to dumber than dumb level, claiming that he is selling a commodity not a newspaper. Free article


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