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15 July 2004 Edition

And they call them Games

15 July 2004

It's the taking part, not the winning that counts. This was the motto of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who founded the modern Olympics in 1896. Few of us awaiting this year's Games, which will start in Athens next month, are under the illusion that the Olympics are solely about sportsmanship. In a special two-part series, An Phoblacht's JOANNE CORCORAN looks at the political issues that have marred the so-called friendly sporting event, and recounts some of the more memorable Olympic occasions. Let the Games begin. Free article

Something to be in Antrim and Newtownabbey

15 July 2004

Breige and Martin Meehan are heroes, not in the style of Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones or Russell Crowe's Gladiator, but in the understated manner of earlier Hollywood stars, Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mocking Bird, Henry Fonda in Twelve Angry Men and Jane Darwell in The Grapes of Wrath. Free article

Cultúr na n-Oráisteach

15 July 2004

There is nothing in 'Orange Culture' that makes any sense to AN DRAOI RUA. What has culture got to do with bigotry? Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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The 5th Column

15 July 2004

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

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