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8 April 2004 Edition

What can politics do for young people anyway? - The Feargal O'Hanlon Memorial Lecture

8 April 2004

Over 120 people attended the Feargal O'Hanlon Memorial Lecture in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan on Sunday 28 March. The lecture has been held annually since 1982 in commemoration of the young Monaghan townsman who was just approaching his 21st birthday when he was killed in action during a republican attack on Brookeborough RUC Barracks on New Year's Day 1957. Free article

The 'Mill': A threat to Britain's national security

8 April 2004

Revolutionary organisations and ideas by their nature, especially in times of armed conflict, live and exist in places other than the traditional mainstream of life. Alternative space is needed for organisations and their ideas to take root and flourish. There are rare occasions in the middle of a conflict when people will risk their lives and invest their time and energy into a project whose very existence is about challenging the status quo. That is the case with Belfast's Conway Mill, situated in the heart of West Belfast in a community whose record of resistance over the last 30 years is second to none. Free article

Rodaí Mac Corlaí

8 April 2004

AN DRAOI RUA reflects on a dispute in County Antrim as to the official name of a bridge, which will always be seen as a memorial to Rodaí Mac Corlaí by locals Tá conspóid ar siúl i láthair na huaire fá ainmniúchán Dhroichead nua i dTuam Co Aontroma. Tógadh an droichead nua seo mar chuid den chuarbhóthar thart ar an bhaile, rud a chosnaigh £18 milliún. Free article

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Bleak black defenders

8 April 2004

After watching Stuart Carolan's Defender of the Faith the question is why? Why a play about touts? Why a play about rural Ireland, why a play with such a bleak, bleak perspective on life? Free article

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