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20 July 2000 Edition

Hierarchy's belated Drumcree shame

20 July 2000

Church of Ireland Bishop Walter Empey told his congregation in Dublin last Sunday that he, and his Church, had been deeply shamed by the events surrounding Drumcree, carried out in the name of Protestantism. But laudable as this criticism might be, why wasn't he - and Robin Eames for that matter - equally voluble last year when the Quinn brothers were burned in their beds in the name of Protestantism? And why, as a matter of interest, haven't they been thoroughly shamed by the endless years of violence and hatred inspired by the ideology of Orangeism - all in the name of Protestantism? Free article

Restoring our Gaelic placenames

20 July 2000

There's a beautiful bay near the tip of Mizen Head in West Cork called Barley Cove. Signposts in the area give its Gaelic version as Baigh Na Heornan, and for me this illustrates perfectly the absurdity of the official so-called bilingual approach to placenames in the 26 Counties. Free article

Peltier remains unbeaten

20 July 2000

Native American activist and political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied consideration for parole on 12 June last, despite having served almost 24 years in US federal custody. The following is a statement by Peltier from Leavensworth Penitentiary to mark the 25th anniversary of the shoot-out which led to his unjust incarceration. Leonard is appreciative of the continuing support of the membership and leadership of Sinn Féin and many of the people of Ireland. Each time activists gather for Leonard Peltier, they gather for all political prisoners and recognise the suffering is the same. Free article

Ábhair Machnaimh!

20 July 2000

Is iomaí leabhair atá scríofa ar an tír seo, cad é eile a bheadh le scríobh a fhiafraíonn an Draoi Rua? Free article

Back issue: Dessie Ellis - political hostage

20 July 2000

THE bandwagon of Dublin/Lomdon collaboration will soon begin to roll again on the extradition issue, as Dubliner Dessie Ellis's appeal against his extradition to England gets underway in the High Court in Dublin on Tuesday of next week. Free article

Dúirt siad...

20 July 2000

The week in quotes... Free article

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