Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

19 December 2002 Edition

Cutbacks hamper Foras na Gaeilge

19 December 2002

As part of our series of articles on the all-Ireland implementation bodies, JOANNE CORCORAN talks to Gearóid Ó hEára about the work of the Irish langage body, Foras na Gaeilge, which has just had its funding cut by 11%, almost €2 million, as a result of Charlie McCreevy's Budget Free article

Destitution and prostitution

19 December 2002

The rise in prostitution merely illustrates the wretched underbelly of the Celtic Tiger economy, argues PATRICK CUNNINGHAM Free article

Time to tax the rich

19 December 2002

Tax inequality is nothing new to anyone who lives in the 26 Counties. But how do you measure the benefits that have flowed to the super-rich in Irish society through the culture of tax avoidance created in loopholes and reliefs, leaving the wealthy paying tax bills considerably lower than those levied on the average worker? Free article

The revolution will be online

19 December 2002

An Phoblacht prides itself on being one of the first Irish papers with an online edition. It was a logical step in a world where access to the mainstream media was and still is made ever more difficult by not just political censorship and establishment control of the media, but also the still increasing ownership of media companies by fewer and fewer multinationals. Free article

Christmas Quiz

19 December 2002

1. The UDA's former brains, John White, was reunited with his lost pet. What was it?

2. What was the title of a BBC Radio 4 series profiling British Secretaries of State in the Six Counties?

3. Who was caught on air at the EU leaders, summit in Barcelona saying: "What a load of old crap that was."

Spanish Premier Jose Maria Aznar
Irish Foreign Minister Brian Cowen
British Prime... Free article

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The world that was, 2002

19 December 2002

Christmas have been cancelled for year 2002 in Bethlehem, after Israeli president Ariel Sharon stated that the Israeli occupation of the city will remain in place, while banning Yasser Arafat from attending Christmas mass at the Church of the Nativity. Free article

Ná Déanaimid Dearmad!

19 December 2002

D'eagraíodh comórtas ar leith don Nollaig l'aghaidh daoine óga idir Ógras, Glór na nGael agus Cúla 4. Ba ea an rud a bhí le déanamh ag gach páiste le cur isteach ar an chomórtas ná cárta Nollag a chruthú agus dáinín a scríobh leis. Bhí sé mar dhualgas orthu an dáinín a chumadh in ómos do chách faoina ndéantar dearmad um Nollaig. Free article

Civil War 80th Anniversary - part 4

19 December 2002

Mícheál MacDonncha continues his series on the Civil War, bringing the story to the end of 1922. Free article

All the Dead Voices

19 December 2002

All the Dead Voices By Danny Morrison Mercier Press €12.95 Free article

Deserting the Starry Plough - O'Casey revisited

19 December 2002

Sean O'Casey called one of his three greatest plays after the flag of the Irish Citizen Army - the Starry Plough. But O'Casey himself had deserted those colours out of wrong-headedness, vanity and bad politics. This inner conflict may have helped him to be a great dramatist and part of the attraction of his work is addressing the mass of contradictions with which he presents us. Free article

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