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30 March 2000 Edition

Naomh Pádraig

30 March 2000

Níl a sháith scríofa ag an Draoi Rua fá bhéaloideas Naomh Pádraig go fóill. Seo an dara alt uaidh i thaobh. Free article

Sportsview: Lessons to be learned from Newington's plight

30 March 2000

Like many other nationalists, I was disappointed upon hearing Newington Football Club's decision to go ahead with its recent fixture with the RUC. Free article

Remembering the Past: Press coverage for First Dáil

30 March 2000

The initial session of the First Dáil lasted two days, the next session wasn't held until 1 April 1919 and lasted five days, three of the meetings being held in private. The first session received reasonable coverage at home and abroad. An English Times correspondent wrote: ``The proceedings throughout were orderly and dignified, not a word being uttered that could provoke ill-feeling.'' Free article

Back issue: IRA ambush stings Brit assassins

30 March 2000

IN ONE of the most daring and ingenious operations ever carried out by the IRA in the Six Counties, the Tyrone Brigade inflicted a major defeat on British forces last weekend, when a planned massacre of members of Óglaigh na hÉireann was dramatically reversed. Free article

New in print: Classic tale of struggle reissued

30 March 2000

Ballymurphy and the Irish war New edition By Ciaran de Baroid Pluto Press £12.99 (Paperback) Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • 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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Cinema: France's Braveheart

30 March 2000

A recent article said that the new Joan of Arc movie would do for France what Braveheart did for Scotland. It certainly has that effect. There seems to be something about historic stories of rebellion against English colonisation that attracts the big movie directors. First there was the tale of William Wallace in Braveheart, then the story of Michael Collins, and now this epic of the French messenger of God, Joan of Arc. Free article

Cinema: Ireland's most radical priest

30 March 2000

A play about one priest's refusal to abandon those who needed him most, even when the established church turned its back on them, is set to open in Belfast at the end of March. Penned by former An Phoblacht editor Brian Campbell at the behest of DubbelJoint theatre company, the play, which takes the form of a reflective soliloquy stars Jim Doran as Father Des Wilson, who ministers to the people of West Belfast. Free article

Dúirt siad...

30 March 2000

The week in quotes... Free article

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