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20 October 2005 Edition

Needless death

20 October 2005

On Friday 14 October a man bled to death while waiting to be transferred from Monaghan General Hospital to an intensive care unit elsewhere. The staff at Monaghan were more than willing to treat Patrick Walsh, but were unable to, due to the government's disastrous policy of hospital centralisation. Free article

Secrets and lies

20 October 2005

The revelation that a senior Special Branch officer in the North kept files on an inquiry into the murder of a 15-year-old girl has sent shivers through the Six Counties. But while Eric Anderson's accidental admission to this and the fact that he kept many other documents to thwart Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan's investigations, has repulsed many, it has not surprised. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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