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24 January 2008 Edition

Dodgy science, improper procedures and lies

24 January 2008

SINN FÉIN has called for a comprehensive investigation by the Policing Board after serious police malpractice was exposed by presiding High Court Judge Weir during the collapse of the Omagh bombing trial in Belfast last month. Free article

Upbeat Ógra Shinn Féin National Congress

24 January 2008

YOUNG republican delegates from across Ireland and representatives of international youth movements mobilised in Dublin last weekend to take part in a packed and upbeat ninth Ógra Shinn Féin National Congress. Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

24 January 2008

PROPOSED Euro exchange charges on ATM withdrawals by Bank of Ireland, Northern Bank and Ulster Bank is just another example of the greed of some financial institutions in Ireland. Free article

INTERNATIONAL : Kosovo 'to declare independence within weeks'

24 January 2008

KOSOVO'S incoming government is expected to declare independence within weeks. Former Kosovo Liberation Army chief Hashim Thaci won Kosovo's presidential elections this January and formed a coalition government comprised of the region's two largest parties: his own Democratic Party and the Democratic League of Kosovo. Speaking after the formation of the new government, Thaci said: "I assure you that, within a few weeks, we will declare independence." Free article

Damhsa Fearthainne na nGael

24 January 2008

Tá an corp an intinn agus an t-anam uilig fite fuaite leis an dúlra agus an timpeallacht thart orainn m.sh. tá na daoine in Eirinn agus sa tSualainn leis na mílte bliain i bhfad níos gile sa chraiceann ná muintir na Bolaive - tharla seo siocair an méid gréine a fuair na coirp agus láidreacht theas agus sholas na gréine. Fosta siocair go bhfuil na táilte i bhfad níos airde ná an cnoc is airde sa bhaile bíonn sé doiligh dúinne ár n-anáil a tharraingt agus do na daoine a mhaireann anseo ní bhíonn fadhb ar bith acu. 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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Matt Treacy

24 January 2008

IN WHAT was officially heralded as the "First Shock of the GAA Year", Antrim hurlers beat Kilkenny last Sunday in the Walsh Cup. And not only that, but the match was in Freshford. The Cats were without most of their big guns - with only five of the All-Ireland team starting - but even so, a win over Kilkenny is always something to be cherished. Free article

Media View

24 January 2008

THE infamous New York real estate developer Leona Helmsley once observed: "We don't pay taxes; the little people pay taxes." As one of the little people, I found Ian Kehoe's story in the Sunday Business Post particularly infuriating. According to figures obtained from the Revenue, at least half of the top 20 people on the Irish Rich List are tax resident outside Ireland. Free article

Fifth Column

24 January 2008

Sir Edward Carson’s camán

SPORTS MINISTER Edwin Poots’s late, late show (after Amhrán na bhFiann was played) at a GAA match in Newry and the ensuing debate about unionism’s cultural disengagement from Gaelic sports threw up the story that one of unionist history’s big hitters was in fact a big hurler – none other than Sir Edward Carson.
The Dublin-born Carson went to Trinity College... Free article


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