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9 May 2002 Edition

Mo Chara Bobby Sands

9 May 2002

Last Friday, 3 May, former republican POW SEANNA WALSH delivered the annual BOBBY SANDS MEMORIAL LECTURE in the fitting surrounds of the Felon's Club in West Belfast. Seanna was a close personal friend of Bobby Sands, the first of ten Irish republican prisoners who died on hunger strike in 1981, and he shared some memories of the man he knew so well. Free article

Right-wing Dutch leader assassinated

9 May 2002

Dutch political leaders have decided to press on with the country's 15 May general election after right-wing leader Pim Fortuyn was gunned down on Monday. While the Dutch prime minister appealed for calm, extreme right-wing supporters fought with riot police near the parliament. Free article

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  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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Aimsir na gCuach

9 May 2002

This week, AN DRAOI RUA discusses the cuckoo in Ireland, the weather predictions it brings, the superstitions connected with it and the respect that the writers of ancient manuscripts had for the bird. Free article

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