Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

8 April 1999 Edition

The Agreement cannot be renegotiated

8 April 1999

Last week at Hillsborough, the Irish and British governments tried to break the political logjam by putting forward their Joint Declaration. They failed to do so. Free article

Seventeen killed in East-Timor

8 April 1999

The Timorese rebel leader Xanana Gusmao has ordered to the Timorese people and, specially, to the guerrilla movement Fretilin to go back to war against the Indonesian army. Gusmao's call came after the church and resistance forces denounced an attack carried out by pro-Indonesian paramilitaries in Maubara, in the district of Liquisa, who opened fire against civilians, killing 17 people. Free article

Ros na Rún

8 April 1999

Ar feadh míos bhí na Gaeil go léir ag caint faoi; bhí clár díospóireachta ar Raidio na Gaeltachta faoi; bhí sraith litreacha i bhFoinse faoi.. agus dá bhrí sin cén fath nach scríobhfadh colúnaí APRN abairt nó dó faoi chomh maith. Tá mé ag tracht, ar ndóigh, faoin scéal-líne úd sa sobaldráma TnaG, Ros na Rún ina raibh ménage á trois aerach idir trí charachtar sa tsráidbhaile finscéalaíochta; nuair a bhris lánúin as a chéile dá bharr na mhídhílseachta; agus nuair a chríochnaigh an scéal i dtragóid, caoineadh, deora agus.... scéal-líne nua dona seachtainí ina dhiaidh. Free article

Sportsview: Crossmaglen gain ground as Barrett bites the bullet

8 April 1999

We'll believe it when we see it. This has been the reaction from the Crossmaglen Gaelic Athletic Club to the news that the joint British Army-RUC base, located on the All-Ireland champions grounds will be closed. Free article

Remembering the Past: Hospital rescue ends in tragedy

8 April 1999

On 9 April 1919, the British authorities proclaimed the city of Limerick a special military area, which amounted to a declaration of Martial Law. Free article

Back issue: Remand protest continues

8 April 1999

Since October of last year, the 250 internees-on-remand in Crumlin Road prison have been protesting in solidarity with their comrades on the blanket in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. The men's ``non cooperation with the screws'' protest has primarily involved refusing to clear out their cells, to shave themselves or to have their hair cut. Free article

Cinema: But are you happy?

8 April 1999

Todd Solondz's new film Happiness which opens at the Screen in Dublin on the 16th of April, is aptly described by it's producer, Ted Hope, as a ``tragic comedy'', though in parts, more tragic than funny. Free article

Television: Different worlds

8 April 1999

Dropping The No.10 for Dilli (RTE1) The South Bank Show (UTV) Chasing The Tiger (BBC1) Billy Connolly's Tour of Australia (BBC1) Free article

Dúirt siad...

8 April 1999

The week in quotes... Free article

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