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19 March 1998 Edition

De right stuff, begorrah

19 March 1998

I'm worried about the tourist trade for the coming year. A visitor to England - or Scotland - in recent times could be forgiven for assuming that we are currently witnessing the conquest and colonisation of Britain by the Irish. Free article

Israel to leave Lebanon

19 March 1998

The Israeli government has signalled an apparent willingness to withdraw from Lebanon. Israel has occupied a portion of southern Lebanon since 1978, in defiance of the orders of the UN Security Council. But when has Israel ever paid heed to the UN resolutions? Free article

Bua do Shaoirse

19 March 1998

Buann Feachtas ar son Cearta na gCimí cath aitheantas i gColáiste na hOllscoile Náisiúnta, Gaillimh Free article

Workers in struggle: Euro all right now

19 March 1998

Revaluation, inflation and interest rates - three words that can send most readers of any newspaper into sleep mode. Add in a discussion of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), structural funds and the Amsterdam Treaty and the vast majority of us are moving on to greener pastures. This week An Phoblacht outlines what the punt's revaluation really means and offers a bluffer's guide to the Euro and monetary union. Free article

Sportsview: The West's awake

19 March 1998

St Patrick's Day was the clubs' big day out at Croke Park with the finals of the All-Ireland football and hurling competitions. In the hurling final the 36,000 crowd saw Birr of Offaly capture the Tommy Moore Cup when they defeated Sarsfields of Galway by seven points. Free article

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Remembering the Past: Drumboe executions (contd)

19 March 1998

During the truce period of 1921 Charlie Daly and Seán Larkin reorganised the IRA in the Tyrone/Derry area and implemented an intensive period of training. When on 6 December 1921 the Irish delegation in London accepted the Articles of Agreement (Treaty) Daly and Larkin were among the first to reject its terms. Free article

Back issue: RUC/Loyalist Collusion

19 March 1998

The solemn hush which filled Belfast's Milltown Cemetery on Wednesday during the burial of three IRA Volunteers was violently shattered by a loyalist assassin who indiscriminately threw grenades and fired into the densely packed ring of people surrounding the republican plot. Free article

New in print

19 March 1998

The Trouble With Guns - Republican Strategy and the Provisional IRA, Death of Dignity: Angola's Civil War and The Castlefin Tragedy 60th Anniversary Free article

Television: The chosen ones

19 March 1998

Sex in a Cold Climate Channel 4 Sun The 50 Year War BBC2 Mon Dance Lexie Dance RTE1 Sun Fr Ted Channel 4 Fri Free article

Editor's desk

19 March 1998

The Dublin North by-election welcomed a strange new politician to 26 County politics. He was John McDonald, the Irish Unionist candidate.

John wants to turn the political clock back a century or so and welcome all of Ireland back under British rule. His election literature was a little bit more vague, however. He speaks of ``a free Anglo-Celtic Union of Scotland, Ireland, England... Free article

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