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24 October 2002 Edition

Nice - the real winners were?

24 October 2002

So, after the Nice vote, how did it feel waking up in the heart of Europe? While you might not have felt heart warmed, it was clear that in the 26 Counties the changed political landscape signalled in May's Leinster House election was even more crystallised. Free article

Returning to Holy Cross

24 October 2002

One year after the traumatic sectarian siege of Holy Cross girls' primary school, the right to walk to school free from fear of sectarian harassment remains the 'gift' of loyalism to exercise as and when they see fit, argues LAURA FRIEL. She says the culpability of state agencies in this and more recent sectarian persecution demands urgent address Free article

It's official: Belfast is no longer in Ireland

24 October 2002

A panel of top journalists from RTÉ and many of Ireland's leading newspapers has issued a ruling which amounts to a declaration that Belfast is no longer in Ireland. Free article

Paying lip service to sectarianism in Scotland

24 October 2002

JIM SLAVEN argues that the focus of a new campaign against sectarianism in Scotland has been exclusively placed on the Irish community and particularly worrying has been the attempt to label legitimate expressions of Irishness as sectarian Free article

An Broc Bocht!

24 October 2002

The Department of Agriculture in Dublin is set to begin an assault on the badger population and will employ 75 personnel to 'remove infection'. Alternatives have not been given enough consideration, says AN DRAOI RUA Free article

The IRA and the Catholic Church

24 October 2002

The IRA, 1926-36, is a new academic study of the army based in large part on the papers of Maurice (Moss) Twomey, who was chief of staff during this period and left a vast quantity of written material to which author Brian Hanley was given access. Here we print a second edited extract. The book will be launched on 31 October by Four Courts Press and is available from all good bookshops nationwide, including Sinn Féin outlets, priced at €24.95 (hardback). Free article

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