Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 June 2000 Edition

Long Kesh - Museum of Irish Freedom?

1 June 2000

As the last prisoners prepare to leave Long Kesh, scene of so much drama and suffering over the course of the conflict, An Phoblacht's FERN LANE argues that the time is fast approaching for it to be formally designated a museum in recognition of its particular historical importance. As a museum, she says, people could gain a tangible sense of Long Kesh's central role in contemporary Irish history Free article

The coalition debate - My two pennies' worth

1 June 2000

As I was winding my way down from Creggan on the Bloody Sunday march last January, I found myself chatting with a comrade from Mayo. Free article

UN urges Mexico to demilitarise society

1 June 2000

The following is a report from the Nizkor International Human Rights Team on the current situation in the Chiapas region of Mexico, where the struggle by indigenous people for their rights remains unresolved. Free article

An Seansaol Nua-Aoiseach

1 June 2000

Lá de na laethanta, uair de na uaireanta, nuair a bhí go maith is ní raibh go holc, is íomaí tithe ceann tuí in ascall an ghleanna a bhíodh le feiceáil ar fud na tíre. Tá athrú mór tagtha ar an scéal sin le tamall. Free article

Sportsview: Antrim break 18-year losing streak

1 June 2000

Well the good ship Munster Rugby finally ran aground within touching distance of its destination. Free article

Back issue: Media exposure of `Heavy Gang'

1 June 2000

THE release of Osgur Breathnach and Bernard McNally, ordered by the Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin on Thursday 22 May, has turned the spotlight once again on the notorious non-jury Free State Special Criminal Court. The two men, both IRSP members, had served 17 months of twelve and nine-year jail sentences for the Sallins mail-train robbery in March 1976. Free article

New in print: Saving our oral folk culture

1 June 2000

The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin, Irish Traditional Singer Edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín Four Courts Press £24.95 Free article

Theatre: Fr Des in the Kesh

1 June 2000

The chapel in the H-Blocks was the setting for the latest performance of `Des', Dubbeljoint's one-man play about the life of Fr Des Wilson, starring Jim Doran. And Father Des was there himself to see it on Monday 22 May, along with 35 republican prisoners, the writer, Brian Campbell (himself an ex-prisoner), and director Pam Brighton. Free article

Dúirt siad...

1 June 2000

The week in quotes.... Free article

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