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29 March 2007 Edition

Fifth Column

29 March 2007

Bertie’s news flash

How many Fianna Fáil ministers does it take to change a light bulb? Bertie’s entire front-bench and a TV news opportunity.
Bertie Ahern came up with a bright idea during his opening address to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis: all government offices will replace their ordinary light bulbs with energy-efficient alternatives. This was such a blindingly dramatic idea,... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

29 March 2007

I am writing to you from Stormont on Monday when Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams reached an agreement. Today deserves the description 'historic' in many ways. Very unusual to see Ian sit beside a man wearing an Easter Lily. Perhaps not a time for jest, but it really would be a significant breakthrough if Ian wore the lily. 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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