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1 July 1999 Edition

Ocalan sentence means war

1 July 1999

The decision by a Turkish court to hang Abdullah Ocalan will lead to war, the Kurdish revolutionary warned before the sentence was announced. ``The future of this country lies with peace, not war,'' he told the court after he had offered the Turkish state a compromise. ``If you spare my life I will negotiate peace. If I am hanged,'' he warned, ``thousands of people will start the terror machine for me''. Free article

Sipheonadh na hAcmhainne Náisiúnta

1 July 1999

Beidh Enterprise ag buanú na bréige go mbeidh siad páirteach sa gheilleagar áitiúil/náisiúnta nuair is léir nach mbeidh aon páirt ach ach páirt an ghadaí. Ba cheart dúinn bheith eagraithe in aghaidh na bréige sin. Free article

Sportsview: Champions rattled by slick Sligo

1 July 1999

There might not have been many GAA fixtures over the weekend, but the games on show produced some of the most exciting action to date in the football championship. Free article

Remembering the Past: 25th anniversary of Michael Gaughan's death

1 July 1999

As a young man, Michael Gaughan left Ireland to find work in England. Leaving Ballina in County Mayo he could not have guessed what lay ahead of him. The eldest of a family of six, he emigrated to England after finishing school at the CBS in Ballina. In London, he became an active Volunteer and it was while on a fund-raising operation that Michael was captured. Free article

Back issue: Beserk Brit shoots Belfast man

1 July 1999

Another British soldier has gone beserk in West Belfast, just four months after the incident involving trooper Eddie Maggs,who shot dead his corporal and seriously wounded another soldier before being killed himself. Free article

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  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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1 July 1999

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Television: Live Bigotry

1 July 1999

Tonight With Vincent Browne (Radio One) The Travel Show ( BBC 1) Money, Money, Money (BBC) Free article

Dúirt siad...

1 July 1999

The week in quotes.... Free article

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