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13 May 2004 Edition

The Road to Europe

13 May 2004

Last Friday I awoke at a ludicrous hour for a day trip to Belfast and Donegal. I was accompanying that neverending bundle of energy that is Sinn Féin Director of Publicity Dawn Doyle to see Six-County EU election candidate Bairbre de Brún film her piece for the party's election broadcast. We picked up Bairbre at the Sinn Féin office in Belfast. Free article

The 5th Column

13 May 2004

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Read on... Free article

Remembering Monaghan

13 May 2004

At 7pm on 17 May 1974, an explosion ripped through Monaghan Town, killing seven people. The bomb was the fourth in a day that had already seen three bombs go off almost simultaneously in Dublin's busy city centre, killing 26 people and an unborn baby. The people of Monaghan were just tuning into reports of the Dublin atrocity when the final car bomb exploded outside Greacen's Pub in North Road, barely 90 minutes after the first explosions. Free article

Cimí i nGéibheann

13 May 2004

There is a lot more suffering than the cameras pick up in the prisons in Iraq. An DRAOI RUA agrees with Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD that this country should speak out against such abuses and not condone this unjust war with the facilitation of Shannon airport. Free article

Bogtrotters under surveillance

13 May 2004

Wherever our group of walkers turned in the hills last Saturday, they were being closely watched, by deer, deer everywhere, hundreds of 'em, all watching. Once more our Bogtrotters were following the footsteps of General Joseph Holt, the 1798 leader. Free article

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