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28 August 2008 Edition

OPINION : Is Sinn Féin getting it right on university fees?

28 August 2008

IS Sinn Féin getting it right on university fees? Speaking in response to Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe's kite flying on fees two weeks ago, Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty said: "Sinn Féin is opposed to the reintroduction of third-level fees. Education is a right, not a privilege, and it is the responsibility of the state to ensure its provision." Free article

OPINION : A Signpost Towards Modern Ireland

28 August 2008

BOTH Declan Kearney and Mícheál Mac Donncha raised interesting ideas on the theme 'A Signpost Towards Modern Ireland' but both missed the real point: the future will not be a steady evolution of the past; the future will be a radical break with the politics and economics that we are used to. Free article

This news feature is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

28 August 2008

Denmark cancels referendum, European Parliament joins stampede away from democracy, The Åland Islands pose more problems for Lisbon and Translating troubles Free article

Pierrepoint - síceapatach faoi scáth an dlí

28 August 2008

Fadó, fadó nuair a bhí mé ar coimeád i bPríosún Bhéal Feirste, ag fanacht ar mo thriail ag teacht os comhar na gcúirteanna thug duine de mo chomrádaithe leabhar dom a léamh: Executioner, Pierrepoint. Is dócha gur cheap sé go n-ardódh sé mo mheanma sna laethanta leadránacha Diplockúla - bhí cineál de ghreann dorcha ag daoine sa Crum an tráth sin. Oíche Luain na seachtaine seo craoladh an scannán a rinneadh den dírbheathaisnéis ar ITV agus arís eile cuireadh mé ag smaoineadh faoi cé chomh fuar agus a bhí Pierrepoint mar dhuine. Free article

Remembering the Past: The Drumnakilly Martyrs

28 August 2008

ON THE afternoon of Tuesday 30 August 1988, three IRA Volunteers were travelling along the main Omagh to Carrickmore road in County Tyrone. They were on active service and at Drumnakilly, close to their homes, they were ambushed and shot dead by a unit of the British Army's SAS regiment. The Volunteers were brothers Gerard and Martin Harte and Brian Mullin. 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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James Crossan : 50th Anniversary

28 August 2008

FIFTY years ago, on the Cavan/Fermanagh border, near Swanlinbar, James Crossan was shot and killed by members of the RUC. At the time of his death, Crossan was Sinn Féin's Cavan organiser. He also worked as an IRA intelligence officer. Unarmed at the time of his death, Crossan was the last Volunteer to be killed in the IRA's 1956-62 campaign. Free article

Matt Treacy

28 August 2008

I THINK it was Muhammad Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, who said that the best fighter is a hungry fighter. Indeed, American boxing in its classic era from the 1920s to the mid-1970s was replete with many exemplars of the hungry fighter. First, tough Irish and Italian city kids and then, when allowed to compete on equal terms, blacks. Free article

Roche centre stage in choreography strategy for Lisbon re-run

28 August 2008

When the media mask slips it is usually under pressure of events, as when people don't do what they are told by that interestingly titled band of 'opinion formers' whose job it is, apparently, to form people's opinion for them. Free article

Fifth Column

28 August 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article


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