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27 May 1999 Edition

Violence fills vacuum

27 May 1999

This week marked the first anniversary of the referenda which endorsed the Good Friday Agreement by a huge majority of Irish people on both sides of the border. Ninety-five percent in the 26 Counties and 71.2% in the Six Counties voted for political change. Free article

An oíche a chaoin Mary Harney

27 May 1999

Barry Desmond bocht! Rachaidh sé dian air déanamh gan a thuarastal mar chomhalta de Chúirt Iniúchóirí an AE. Tar éis sé bliana de bheith ag tuilleamh £120,000 sa bhliain beidh air dul i dtaithí ar bhreathnú ar thaobh na bpraghsanna den bhiachlár. Free article

Sportsview: GAA left with egg on its face, again!

27 May 1999

The GAA was left with egg on its face again with another major controversy overshadowing a championship game at the weekend. Free article

Back issue: Gibraltar lies exposed by Madrid

27 May 1999

The British government's lies about the shoot-to-kill deaths in Gibraltar have been finally and conclusively exposed by the Spanish police officers who were forbidden to speak at the Gibraltar inquest. The Madrid government, which 15 months ago forbade them to testify, is now threatening that the issue could damage diplomatic relations with London. Free article

Theatre: A brave and gripping performance

27 May 1999

Dublin's City Arts Centre launched its two week multicultural arts festival last week and as part of the festival, in association with the African Cultural Project, presents Come Good Rain, written and performed by George Seremba. Free article

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Television: In the news

27 May 1999

Prime Time (RTE) Newsnight (BBC 2) The Sunday Game (Network 2) Free article

Dúirt siad...

27 May 1999

The week in quotes... Free article

Fógraí bháis: Alex Crowe

27 May 1999

This is one of those tasks that everyone hates to do and myself especially, because you hope that things like this don't happen. To most people reading the death notices in the Irish News it just said Crowe, Alex, RIP. To us who knew him it was a devastating blow, for this was an absolute giant of a man, in every way. Free article

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