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23 September 2004 Edition

Plastic bullets maim and kill

23 September 2004

Despite the fact that the British Government has given a public commitment to withdraw the use of plastic bullets, over £1 million has been spent buying plastic bullets within the last two years and a further half-a-million pounds in training PSNI officers in their use. Free article

Dúirt siad - The week in quotes

23 September 2004

At last, the DUP has been smoked out, fundamentalist unionism exposed to the world. It was never about the IRA, IRA weapons, IRA threats. It was and is about civil rights. - Danny Morrison, Andersonstown News, 20 September Free article

Ionradh Eile

23 September 2004

Ireland has suffered many invasions throughout its history. Now, it seems that the zebra mussel has invaded in force over the past decade, writes AN DRAOI RUA. Free article

The 5th Column

23 September 2004

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

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Have you seen anything suspicious?

23 September 2004

John Grieve, former head of the Terrorism Squad at Scotland Yard (grey hair and glasses), is pictured clutching his copy of Hope and History and waiting patiently in the queue for it to be signed by Gerry Adams in a London bookstore earlier this month. Free article

Future for farming must be all-Ireland

23 September 2004

-BY MICHELLE GILDERNEW MP, MLA (Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture) - On many occasions I have said to both governments and to local activists that a British solution has never worked in addressing an Irish problem. Free article

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