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30 September 2004 Edition

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Dúirt Siad...

I'm not walking along death's shadows anymore. I know I have something else to do for my Lord down here and I want to do it with all my heart and mind.

Ian Paisley admits in the latest addition of Revivalist, the magazine of the Free Presbyterian Church, that he had been close to death before the talks at Leeds Castle. The 'Romanist' journalists, who spread the word that he was sick, have been vindicated.

Unmasking Jeffrey Donaldson as a UUP plotter is a bit like declaring to television audiences that Clark Kent is really Superman.

The BBC's Martina Purdy refers to the serialisation of a new Jeffrey Donaldson biography in the Newsletter this week. The book claims to 'reveal' that there was a plot in the UUP to overthrow David Trimble. BBC online, 27 September.

An unusually retiring DUP bride doesn't wish to gaze into the eyes of a future Sinn Féin groom - just yet. Instead they seek to reduce the potency of their bridegroom and exclude him from the reception.

The UUP's Roy Garland pictures Ian Paisley in a wedding dress. The Sunday Independent, 26 September.

What we're looking at is an inquiry that's going to be established by government, probably accountable to government, but also controlled and restricted by government.

Michael Finucane responds to news of an inquiry into his father, Patrick Finuncane's death, Thursday 23 September.

We have been asking for the truth to emerge for the last 15 years. Special legislation when it isn't needed can only mean that rather than the truth emerging, what will emerge is cover up and lies.

Statement from the Finucane family, Thursday 23 September

Those who pulled the trigger might well be known, but what is of more interest to the Finucanes and to politicians in the nationalist and republican communities is — who pulled the strings?

The BBC's Brian Rowan, Friday 24 September.

Forget image change. Give us policy change.

Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD points out the irrelevancy of Bertie Ahern's cabinet reshuffle, 27 September.

This phase of pandering to DUP intransigence needs to end. Every time there appears to be movement on one issue... then the DUP move on to some other issue. They are obviously playing for time.

Gerry Adams, Monday 27 September.

I wouldn't say I was the best in the business. But I was in the top one.

The late, great soccer manager Brian Clough, who passed away last week.

They have won their way into the hearts of the people of the Kingdom, like all the great teams of the past. Our pride in the green and gold is restored.

The Mayor of Kerry, Ned O'Sullivan, praises the new all-Ireland champions, who reclaimed Sam last Sunday after a four-year drought.

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