Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

5 February 1998 Edition

Sorry, ma'am?

5 February 1998

It's sad (so sad) It's a sad, sad situation And it's getting more and more absurd It's sad (so sad) Why can't we talk it over? Oh it seems to me That sorry seems to be the hardest word. Free article

``Here they come''

5 February 1998

Laura Friel looks at how the media reacted to the truth from West and North Belfast Free article

The Free World

5 February 1998

There's a film just out, set in the USA, and starring Robert de Niro and Dustin Hoffman, about a woman who is making claims of sexual harassment against the President. Free article

Whiff of imperialism in the air over Iraq

5 February 1998

In the small matter of chemical weapons and other instruments of mass destruction, Iraq could ask for no better tutors than the two Western powers now ranged against it. Free article

Bradáil ríomhaireachtaí ag cur postanna i mbaol

5 February 1998

NUAIR a fógraíodh, an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart, go mbeadh an mhonarcha Claris i dTuaisceart Bhaile Átha Cliath le dúnadh, tuairiscíodh an scéal mar chuid de `forbairt' na comhlachta AppleMacintosh. Free article

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Workers in struggle: Industrial Relations Act has ``legalised scabbing''

5 February 1998

High Court injunctions, broken promises, employer exploitation, the role of sub contractors in the building industry, the double standards of the Industrial Relations Act and deteriorating safety conditions on building sites - these were the issues debated at a meeting of Concerned Building Workers last week. Free article

Sportsview: Disappearing stars

5 February 1998

Two top GAA stars were in the news this week. One, Kilkenny hurling star DJ Carey, announced his retirement from Gaelic games and the other, Dublin footballer and pin-up Jason Sherlock, jetted off to the US to have a trial with the New England Revolution soccer team. Free article

Back issue: Target of repressive legislation

5 February 1998

Since the introduction of the Public Order Order in the North in 1987, Sinn Fein spokespersons have consistently pointed out that this legislation was one more weapon in the judicial armoury of the British government, aimed directly at stifling nationalist protest. Free article

Cinema: Punch drunk plot

5 February 1998

This is Jim Sheridan's most direct treatment yet of the nationalist community and of the IRA and it must be said at the outset that it is an utter travesty. Free article

Television: Heroes

5 February 1998

Teilifis na Gaeilge seems to be one of Ireland's best kept secrets. Minimal space is given to it on TV listings and it disappears from view in various newspapers. Despite this, it is currently producing some of the best programmes on view, in particular its sports and music efforts. Free article

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