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8 February 2001 Edition

Image is everything - obey your polls

8 February 2001

``Now you've got a good government keep it'' This was the election slogan used by Fine Gael in the 1977 Leinster House elections. Fine Gael didn't win the election. In fact, Fianna Fáil romped home with their largest ever majority. They had campaigned with a much slicker package of promises and give aways, including the undeliverable twin pledges of spending more while taxing less. Free article


8 February 2001

A Dublin friend rang the other night to say that he had just been to the most depressing public meeting in his life. It was organised by the Irish Republican Writers Group (IRWG), ostensibly to mark the 20th anniversary of the hunger strike, but didn't. No plans were announced on how to honour the ten dead men, but another public meeting was announced for Belfast. Free article

Lessons of South Africa's Truth Commission

8 February 2001

Ten years ago, Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest who for many years travelled the world fighting apartheid, received a letter bomb hidden between the pages of two religious magazines. South African government agents had sent it. Fr Lapsley suffered horrific injuries, losing both hands and an eye. For him, this was the beginning of a journey that led him to establish the Institute for Healing of Memories. Free article

Méar Fhada ar ár dTeanga

8 February 2001

De réir an rialtas, ní bheidh an Bille Teanga réidh anois go dtí deireadh na bliana. Bhí sé geallta an bille a chur i bhfeidhm i 1998 ach ó shin i leith, tá sé curtha siar arís is arís eile. Free article

Back issue: New hunger Strike

8 February 2001

H-BLOCK/ARMAGH ACTION Committees throughout Ireland, in America, in Europe and Australia have just three weeks left before a second major hunger strike by protesting republican prisoners commences in British jails in the occupied North. Free article

Daithí Adams: On the boards again

8 February 2001

Scáil an Ghunnadóra Le Seán O'Casey Aisling Ghéar comhlacht amharclainne Free article

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