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1 July 2004 Edition

Ag foghlaim Gaeilge

1 July 2004

JIM GIBNEY writes about his struggle, over many years, to learn Irish. Political struggle is a tough and at times a weary business. So, when you get a special moment, you treasure it all the more. I had one such moment a few weeks ago. Free article

Tír gan Teanga?

1 July 2004

BY DAITHÍ FORDE - Leaving Certificate students are finishing their exams and for the vast majority, these final secondary school tests will also mark an end to their study of the Irish language. From the very first day that all of these students were walked into school, as four- or five-year-olds, holding onto their mothers' hands, they have experienced daily contact with the Irish language. Free article

The 5th Column

1 July 2004

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

Turas an Bheatha

1 July 2004

The Celts have always been intrigued by journeys, which still inspire storytelling today, writes AN DRAOI RUA. Free article

Seeds of Conflict

1 July 2004

BY EOGHAN Mac CORMAIC - Mrs Ellen McDonnell, a widow with three teenage children, had been on the housing waiting list in Derry a mere 18 years at the time when the orders came to evict her from her home at 17 Harvey Street. She refused to move until granted a house by the Corporation or the Housing Trust, but of course that wasn't forthcoming. Free article

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