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11 October 2007 Edition

Cúlchaint

11 October 2007

Fuair Ché Guevara Ó Loinsigh bás aréir, 40 bliain ó shin, nuair a mharaigh na Poncánaigh é, sa bhealach céanna inár mharaigh siad ceannaire Ghuatamala sna caogaidí agus an bealch céanna ina ndearna siad iarracht Castro a chur i leataobh sna seascaidí, ionas go mbeidh smacht iomlán acu ar Mheiricéa Theas, agus go mbeadh lámh shaor ag na comhlachtaí caife agus bananaí agus go mbeadh siad in ann na tíortha sin a úsáid mar chlós súgartha i gcomhair ólacháin, striapach agus cearrbhachais. Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

11 October 2007

A MOTION was tabled at the Assembly on Tuesday by Ulster Unionist MLA David McNarry calling for a ban on the use of the Irish language in the Assembly chamber. Now, at first glance, this could be viewed as paranoid ranting by a unionist politician who despises all things Irish and is uncomfortable with his own Irishness. But it needs to be examined in conjunction with a series of attacks on Irish culture by a succession of unionist politicians from both the UUP and DUP. Free article

50th anniversary of nuclear fire shows worse results than were first expected

11 October 2007

THE 50th anniversary of Britain's worst nuclear accident ever occurred on Wednesday of this week in tandem with the results of new research that show the effects of this accident may be far worse than originally expected. Free article

Sinn Féin at world gathering of women trade unionists

11 October 2007

WATERFORD'S Pauline Humphreys represented Sinn Féin's Trade Union Department at the World Federation of Trade Unions Conference on Working Women in Brussels on 13 and 14 September. Here she reports on this major gathering of women trade unionists from around the globe. Free article

Setting a Course for Freedom

11 October 2007

TV Review: Hidden History - The Catalpa Rescue RTE 1, Tuesday 9 October 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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Cross border theme in new drama

11 October 2007

TV Preview: Testing Time Teddy Boy TG4 9pm Thursday 11 Oct Free article

Matt Treacy

11 October 2007

IN HIS 1936 novel, In Dubious Battle, John Steinbeck depicts a strike by Californian fruit pickers. The main protagonists are Jim Nolan and Mac, two solutions-oriented Communist Party organisers who take jobs as pickers in order to do a bit of what used to be known in the old days as agitation. But sure, young people nowadays would know nothing about that sort of thing. Free article

Media View

11 October 2007

THE DEBATE in The Irish Times about Fianna Fáil's discovery of the Six Counties has not contained any cheap shots or sarcastic commentary about that party's belated and cosmetic reversion to republicanism. The so-called 'Republican Party' is no longer content to 'stand idly by', as declared 38 years ago by the then Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader, Jack Lynch, who certainly was not idle as he proceeded to repress Southern republicans while ignoring the pleas of Northern nationalists in the face of unionist pogroms and the British Army. Free article

Fifth Column

11 October 2007

Float like a butterfly, sting like Willie O’Dea

SDLP and Sinn Féin punch-up

THERE’LL be no shadow boxing when Sinn Féin faces a fresh challenge from the SDLP next week in a new contest – a charity boxing match in aid of suicide awareness.Despite a long run of defeats in the political arena, the SDLP is now putting Lisburn Councillor Matthew McDermott in the boxing ring against a... Free article


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