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3 September 1998 Edition

WYSIWYG... not!

3 September 1998

In George Orwell's novel 1984 the art of rewriting newspaper stories and of falsifying photographs for political reasons provided one of the most prophetic and enduring images of totalitarianism. Free article

New proposal to end Basque conflict

3 September 1998

Herri Batasuna, the Basque independentist party, has presented a new document to be discussed by political parties, trade unions and lobby groups. The document - entitled National Agreement - aims to open a debate in the Basque society that could reach a democratic solution to the Basque conflict. Free article

Leanfar de Chogadh Ghúna Mhonica

3 September 1998

Smaoiním na laethanta seo ar an gCaptaen Robert Jenkins. Sa bhliain 1739 bhain scata mairnéalach Spáinneacha an chluas de Robbie bocht. Scéal brónach é nach bhfuil cuimhne dá laghad ag aon duine ar an ainniseoir ach gur as a ainmníodh Cogadh Chluas Jenkins nuair a chuaigh na gunnabháid sa tóir ar na Spáinnigh tar éis don Domhan Sibhialta (agus, gan dabht, ``all right-thinking people'') bheith curtha trína chéile leis an mbeart gránna. Free article

Workers in struggle: Fruit of the Loom's bitter harvest

3 September 1998

Hundreds of jobs are on the line at Fruit of the Loom this week. The 3,500 workers, the Dublin Government and IDA Ireland all await detailed news from the group's chairperson Bill Farley on the future of the company's Irish plants in Donegal and Derry. Free article

Sportsview: Kildare topple the Kingdom

3 September 1998

Kildare's years of frustration on the football field finally came to an end as the Lilywhites made it to their first All-Ireland final in over 60 years. While some commentators and the football purists found the game poor I found it the thrilling and exciting. Free article

Back issue: SAS kills three Volunteers

3 September 1998

Three young men in the front line of the struggle for a free and peaceful Ireland paid the ultimate price for their dedication to their people when they were mown down by an SAS death squad. IRA volunteers Brian Mullin, and Martin and Gerard Harte died near their own homes in what was a carefully laid ambush. Free article

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3 September 1998

Milestones in Irish History and Seeds of Hope Free article

Television: Outside the frame

3 September 1998

An Irish Voice: Niall O'Dowd (RTE) Questions and Answers (RTE) Fair City (Network 2) El Nino (BBC2) Free article

Editor's desk

3 September 1998

It will come as no surprise to readers of this paper to be told that the behaviour of some journalists over the past weeks has been an absolute disgrace. I'm referring to those who have named alleged members of the self-styled ``Real'' IRA on no evidence except the word of Special Branch contacts. Some of those named have - as is clear to anyone within the republican family -... Free article

Dúirt siad...

3 September 1998

The week in quotes... Free article

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