Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

29 October 1998 Edition

Postman Pat

29 October 1998

I see that An Post have just issued a new edition of stamps to commemorate various post boxes used over the last century and a half in Ireland. Very pleasant too. I've long had an interest in post boxes, and I have to confess that to me a post box is more than a hole into which you drop the odd letter and the odd bundle of Christmas cards. No, in the Irish scenario, a post box is a reflection of history. Free article

Partition Once Again?

29 October 1998

She hasn't gone away you know! Like a recurring nightmare Margeret Thatcher comes back to embarrass the British Tories and spew her venom. Free the mass-murderer Pinochet! Lock up single mothers! But it was the revelation by Douglas Hurd that she wanted to repartition Ireland that intrigued me. Free article

Workers in struggle

29 October 1998

Crunch time for trade unions and Dear Charlie McCreevy Free article

Sportsview: Waterford blow Monaghan away

29 October 1998

It was hard to believe they could do it again but on Sunday the women of Monaghan and Waterford served up another classic in the replay of the All-Ireland Women's Football Final. Free article

Back issue: Haringey calls for withdrawal

29 October 1998

The 20th anniversary of the start of the Civil Rights Movement was marked in Haringey, North London, with a meeting in the area's Irish Centre attended by five hundred people and addressed by Tottenham Labour MP and black rights campaigner Bernie Grant. Bernadette McAliskey and journalist Michael Farrell also spoke. Free article

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New in print

29 October 1998

Gills Irish Lives Series and A Cartoon History of Anglo-Irish Relations 1798-1998 Free article

Theatre: Loud and proud in the Big Apple

29 October 1998

Binlids Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts New York Free article

Television: Portadown-'Mark 2'

29 October 1998

Rush (Channel 4) Heart of Darkness (BBC1) Teen Spirits Free article

Editor's desk

29 October 1998

A wall which bears an IRA slogan was seen recently in the former Czechoslovakia, the state which commerciallly manufactured Semtex, an explosive more talked about by unionist politicians now than when it was deployed in IRA bomb attacks.
Czechslovakia has been dismantled as a state and replaced by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The factory which made Semtex is closed. The IRA has... Free article

Dúirt siad...

29 October 1998

The week in quotes... Free article

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