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23 August 2001 Edition

Soldiers of misfortune

23 August 2001

During the Great War, 26 Irishmen serving in the British Army were executed by firing squad on the flimsiest of pretexts. Many were underage. Some were mentally handicapped. None deserved their fate. MICHAEL MULQUEEN writes on the campaign to clear their names. Free article

Supergrass system alive and well in Germany

23 August 2001

PAUL O'NEILL highlights the plight of a number of people imprisoned in Germany through the authorities' use of a ``paid perjurer'' system. O'Neill is chairperson of Tar Isteach, a republican ex-prisoner support group based in the New Lodge area of Belfast and was himself imprisoned on the word of paid perjurer Christopher Black. He became aware of the situation while visiting Germany on business for Coiste na nIarchimí. Free article

Where is the G8 now?

23 August 2001

Hundreds of thousands of Irish people went to work this week, doing probably the same things they did last week, last month, last year even, but knowing that something is different. The news from General Semiconductor in Macroom and Fujitsu's 15,000 redundancies worldwide were just two more chill winds telling us that the Tiger days are over. Free article

Back issue: The People's Choice

23 August 2001

THE election of Owen Carron in the Fermanagh/South Tyrone by-election has revealed once again, both nationally and internationally, the H-Block prisoners' choice of candidate to be the nationalist people's choice of representation. Free article

Raifteirí agus an Euro

23 August 2001

`Mise Raifteirí an file Lean Dóchas agus grá, Le súile gan solas, Le ciúnas gan chrá.' Free article

Disturbing developments in Turkey

23 August 2001

There are unconfirmed reports coming out of Turkey that government troops and police have blockaded the Armutlu area of Istanbul where there are now seven death houses Free article

Interpreting O'Donnell

23 August 2001

Book Review Peadar O'Donnell By Donal Ó Drisceoil Cork University Press Free article

Teenage Reality

23 August 2001

Theatre Review Final Encore Written by Rosaleen Walsh Performed at the Ardoyne Fleadh by the Irish Youth Theatre Free article

Dúirt siad

23 August 2001

The week in quotes... Free article

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