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9 April 1998 Edition

The state of northern nationalists

9 April 1998

A member of the audience at Monday's RTE Questions and Answers stated that the people in the south should drop the word republic, that the southern Irish should not refer to the 26 Counties as a republic, because this is offensive to unionists. What the caller didn't say was that the Irish state and indeed anything Irish is offensive to unionists. Free article

Set a place for Mr Nelson please

9 April 1998

Brian Nelson is a wanted man. ``An influential group of Irish Americans'', the Irish News reports, want to speak to him, and are willing to pay ``a seven figure sum'' to do that. Free article

Superb, significant exhibition

9 April 1998

Up in Arms! The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland An exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast From 3 April to 31 August 1998 Free article

Brazil's war of the landless

9 April 1998

Towards the end of March, a right-wing Catholic sect called on Brazil's landowners to begin ``armed reaction'' to the campaign for land organised by the country's poor. Free article

Duine gan fód é Ruairí rothalchleasach

9 April 1998

Gabhaim buíochas le Crom as Michael O'Leary Ryanair. A bhuíochas dá fhrith-cheardchumannachas cábógach tá gluaiseacht na gceardchumann dúisithe as a toirchim suain. Tar éis na mblianta de chomhpháirtíocht shóisialta, de chomhaontaithe náisiúnta agus de mhaorlathú plúchtach bhain Ryanair geit as daoine a shíl go raibh an aicmechogadh passé. D'fhoilsigh an Irish Times litir ó bhean atá in aois áirithe agus í a rá go raibh sí mórtasach den chéad uair riamh as a ballraíocht in SIPTU. Free article

Workers in struggle: Minimum wage only the first step

9 April 1998

The Mitchell Paper was not the only document rejected within hours of publication this week. The Report of the National Minimum Wage Commission was rejected by the three employers organisations, IBEC, ISME and the SFA. The centrepiece of the report is a recommendation for a minimum hourly wage of £4.40. Free article

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Sportsview: Competitive league encounters

9 April 1998

In last weekend's National League quarter finals Leinster's only representatives, Offaly, continued to make big strides after winning last year's Leinster title. They took on Galway at Dr Hyde Park in rough conditions. Offaly's superior physical strength and their ability to take scores from play was enough to secure victory over the Tribesmen. They withstood a heavy onslaught in the final 20 minutes, then slotted over a couple of points in the final minutes to confirm their win. Free article

Remembering the Past: Clashmealcon Caves

9 April 1998

The Civil War in Kerry will always be remembered for the atrocities, which were committed against republicans by the Free State regime. In spite of them republican determination never wavered as events at Clashmealcon Caves on 16 April 1923 showed. Free article

Back issue: Easter Statement 1978

9 April 1998

The Leadership of the Republican Movement extends greetings to comrades, friends and supporters at home and abroad on this the 62nd anniversary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Free article

New in print: The Gaelic cultures

9 April 1998

Gaelic Nations By Dr Vincent McKee Published by Bluestack Press Price £10.00 (Ireland and Britain); $15.00 (USA and Canada) Free article

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