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17 July 2008 Edition

The Mary Nelis Column

17 July 2008

HARDLY had the dust settled on the pile of rubble that once was McGurk's Bar, in North Queen Street, Belfast, than the disinformation hacks at the British Army base in Lisburn were at work: the bombing was 'an own goal'; 'the bombers were among the 15 dead', which included two children, three women and the wife and the 14-year-old daughter of the owner. Free article

INTERNATIONAL : Ministry of Defence pay-out to abused prisoners in Iraq

17 July 2008

THE British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has agreed to a pay-out of £2.83 million to ten Iraqi victims tortured in custody by British soldiers in Basra in 2003. Free article

Focail agus pictiúir

17 July 2008

Cad é an rud a deirtear faoi busanna: go mbíonn duine ag fanacht tamall fada ar bhus amháin agus go tobann tagann dhá bhus le chéile. Bhuel 'seo chugainn anois an dara bhus. Free article

Prison prose

17 July 2008

Book Review Contemporary Irish Republican Prison Writing - Writing and Resistance. By Lachlan Whalen, Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Florida, St Petersburg, USA Published by Palgrave Macmillan Price $80 Free article

The sound of Celtic

17 July 2008

BOOK REVIEW Celtic & Ireland in Song and Story Compiled by Raymond Daly & Derek Warfield Free article

Hart trouble diagnosed

17 July 2008

REVIEW Troubled History By Brian Murphy and Niall Meehan Published by Aubane Historical Society Price €10 Free article

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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Aussie attractions

17 July 2008

I will pass over the egregious attack upon my person in last week's letters page other than to say that apart from a bottle of stout at Christmas or a special occasion that strong drink does not pass my lips. Anyway if the shameless Gael thinks he can better report 'Our Games' then perhaps the Editor might allow him an opportunity to do so while I am on holidays? Free article

Remembering the Past: The nationalist nightmare

17 July 2008

TWENTY-FIVE years ago there was much talk in political and media circles about the 'alienation' of the nationalist community in the Six Counties. Politicians in Leinster House and Westminster were alarmed that Sinn Féin had entered the electoral field and had significant success with consequences which could not be foreseen. Free article

Media View

17 July 2008

IT MAY sound churlish but Miriam O'Callaghan's treatment of the Hunger Strikers who appeared on Saturday Night with Miriam was, if anything, too soft focus for my taste. Free article

Fifth Column

17 July 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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