Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

7 March 2002 Edition

Goon but not forgotten

7 March 2002

One of the books most passed around during internment was Spike Milligan's 'Puckoon' which, I was assured when it was given to me, was about Crossmaglen and the Brits. Only later did I discover that it was published in 1960, was about a 'partitioned' village (set in Sligo, I think) and was written before Milligan even set foot in Ireland. Free article

Two takes on Zimbabwe

7 March 2002

Zimbabwe's presidential election takes place on 10 March against a background of political violence and land conflict. On Monday 18 February, European Union foreign ministers agreed unanimously to impose targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe and to withdraw all EU election monitors from the country. They took their decision after the Zimbabwean government expelled the Swedish head of the EU monitoring mission, who in a previous election mission had been strongly vocal against the government. Some foreign journalists have also had their visa applications rejected. Free article

Buile Shuibhne

7 March 2002

Caithfidh mé a rá go bhfuil suim ar leith agam sa scéal seo i dtaobh Suibhne atá lonnaithe sa seachtú haois. Níl bunús stairiúil ag baint leis an charachtar ach níor tugadh cead don fhírinne cur isteach ar scéal maith riamh. Free article

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