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7 August 2008 Edition

Statistics give All-Ireland profile of our country

7 August 2008

One island, 5,981,467 lives and a multitude of shared challenges. The fourth North-South statistical profile of the island of Ireland was published last week by the Central Statistics Office and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Free article

INTERNATIONAL : Uribe's dirty tricks to take credit for freeing Ingrid Betancourt

7 August 2008

IT IS NOW almost six months since the Colombian Government launched a surprise attack on an encampment in neighbouring Ecuador and uncovered allegedly sensational and incontrovertible evidence that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez was funding the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Free article

Fête na gCrustaithe sa Bhriotáin

7 August 2008

Bhuel mar a thuair mé an tseachtain seo caite, bhí baisteach ann beagnach gach uile lá den chéad seachtain saoire agus fiú nuair a stop sé bhí an talamh comh fliuch sin go raibh muid mar a dúirt an file tráth 'livin' in Drumlister and clábar dae the knees'. Ar ndóigh ní raibh gach duine sa ghrúpa ag gearán faoi seo, ní raibh by dad. Free article

Remembering the Past: Fr Michael O'Flanagan

7 August 2008

BEST-KNOWN as the clergyman who said the prayer which opened the public session of the First Dáil Éireann in 1919, Fr Michael O'Flanagan was in fact a very significant revolutionary in his own right. His republican and social activism spanned several decades. 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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Matt Treacy

7 August 2008

YOU REALLY get no conception of how fanatical New Yorkers are about baseball until you visit the place. New York Yankees hats and shirts (this in Manhattan and the Bronx as opposed to Queen's, where the Mets rule the roost) are everywhere. 'Stickball', the traditional favoured street game of New York kids, has fallen victim to traffic and demographic change but you can still see children playing it in parks. It's basically the same as rounders and you still see it being played with a long straight pole rather than a proper bat. Free article

Who needs democracy?

7 August 2008

IN SATURDAY'S Irish Times, Michael McDowell fanboy Stephen Collins was making sure that any of his readers who might be curious at Steo's contempt for the Irish electorate were left in no doubt at just how massive it is. Free article

Fifth Column

7 August 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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