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29 May 1997 Edition

Shell's dirty PR war

29 May 1997

When confronted with evidence of its complicity in the `legal murder' of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists in Nigeria, multinational giant Shell Oil feigned ignorance and summoned the PR consultants. Free article

Meabhraítear Bríd Mhic Chóil dóibh

29 May 1997

Ceann de an míreanna raidió ba thruamhéalaí dar chuala mé riamh ba ea agallamh raidió a rinne Bríd Mhic Chóil ar Raidió na Gaeltachta tamall gairid sula bhfuair sí bás. ``Tá mo shaol thart,'' a dúirt sí. Bhí a saol thart toisc gur galraíodh í le heipitíteas C de dheasca fhaillí choiriúil fheidhmeannaigh an Stáit. Free article

Sportsview: Running to stand still

29 May 1997

I'm just back from a 17 mile canvass around Coolock and I feel a bit like a Westmeath footballer, except they've probably run seventeen hundred miles and still aren't past the first round proper. Free article

Remembering the Past: The Wicklow Rebel

29 May 1997

Four hundred years ago a major Irish rebel leader was betrayed to the English forces which had been hounding him, or were hounded by him, for nearly two decades. Free article

Back issue: Loyalists kill Tyrone man

29 May 1997

The County Tyrone nationalist shot dead by the UDA on Saturday was apparently set up by the RUC, who wrongly believed he was a member of Sinn Féin or a party worker. Free article

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New in print

29 May 1997

Summer Soldiers: The 1798 Rebellion in Antrim and Down and Poverty in Rural Ireland - Poverty in the 1990s, Free article

Television: Stop the lights, Savannah

29 May 1997

Older readers will remember Quicksilver, possibly the worst quiz show ever screened in any language, which RTE made in the late 70s. Free article

Editor's desk

29 May 1997

Last week I brought you word that a poll among students in Dublin gave Sinn Féin 5% in next week's election. Well, it's getting better. In University College Galway a poll shows that 7% of students will vote Sinn Féin while Galway RTC has the party on 10%. And a poll for the Tallaght Echo gives Sinn Féin's Seán Crowe 8%.


A new bank opened in Andersonstown last week. The new MP,... Free article

News review

29 May 1997

This weeks news in brief... Free article

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