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20 December 2007 Edition

Interview : Salome Mbugua, Director of the African Women's Network Ireland

20 December 2007

SALOME MBUGUA (36), from Kenya, has been living in Ireland for the last 13 years. Salome is the director of AkiDwA (the African Women's Network Ireland) an organisation aiming to empower African women living in Ireland. Salome talks to ELLA O'DWYER about the motivations behind her work, the discrimination she's encountered in Ireland and her hope that the racism currently at work in Irish society will abate. Free article

Nollaig Bán san Antartic

20 December 2007

Tá sneachta ar an talamh ach tá mé i bhfad ó mo mhuintir agus tuaisceart Thír Chonaill, m'áit dúchais. Free article

Cuimhní ar Nollaig Phoblachtánach

20 December 2007

Cathaoir folamh ag dinnéar na Nollag, m'athair i ngéibheann i gCampa an Churraigh, trí bliana i ndiaidh a chéile, mé féin agus beirt dheirfiúr len ár máthair, gan de theagmháil againn leis ach litir a tháinig uaidh faoi chinsireacht an Churraigh, seo é an chuimhne Nollag is láidre ó m'óige. Free article

Cúlchaint

20 December 2007

Ní raibh aon Nollaig againn faoin tuath go dtí go raibh mé ocht mbliain d'aois mar ní raibh aon leictreachas againn agus bhíomar ró sprionnlai chun é a chaitheamh. Free article

Interview : Glenn Brady of ReClaim

20 December 2007

Dublin republican, Glenn Brady is lead singer and guitarist with ReClaim, a Dublin-based rock band that includes bassist Graham Tully and drummer Aran O'Malley. The band have just released their debut single. Glenn, a former Dublin Sinn Féin Organiser and election worker for Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD speaks to An Phoblacht about the band, the various influences on his music and song-writing. Free article

Feature : Profile of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

20 December 2007

2007 marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara, icon of the Cuban revolution and an inspiration to freedom fighters across the globe. The anniversary occurred at a time when Che's comrade in arms and leader of the Cuban revolution President Fidel Castro, was recovering from illness and had transferred responsibilities to the country's First Vice-President, younger brother Raúl Castro. SEÁN Ó FLOINN looks back at the fascinating career of Cuba's defiant 81-year-old leader who has survived nine US administrations, several of which have attempted to kill him. 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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This news feature is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

20 December 2007

EU abandons temporary agency workers, De Brún in Friends of the Earth panel debate on Waste Directive, Cyprus unity on Brussels agenda and EU public hearing on PEACE Programme Free article

Fifth Column

20 December 2007

Ho, ho, ho

JUST imagine any of this lot coming down your chimney on Christmas Eve!
We’re told that some of these members of the Eamonn Lafferty Sinn Féin Cumann (renowned for getting well stuck into the Christmas spirit) had to bulk up for their part in Derry City’s bid to get into The Guinness Book of Records for the most Santas in one place. MLA Martina Anderson (she’s the slim,... Free article

Matt Treacy

20 December 2007

"WHEN Vincent's are good, Dublin are good," or so the old saying goes. And it is not without foundation. Since the 1950s, only in 1995 have Dublin won an All-Ireland in a year when Vincent's were not either reigning county champions or about to become county champions. And, in 1976, Vinnie's won the All-Ireland club championship the same year Dublin won Sam Maguire. Free article

Media View

20 December 2007

THE deaths of men and women from drugs overdose is something that most active republicans will be familiar with, having campaigned against this cancerous threat to their communities down the years. Free article


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