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11 November 2004 Edition

Out with the old, in with the same

11 November 2004

In 2000 it was considered an aberration. George W Bush had gotten the presidency by chance - a combination of a confusing electoral process, a split Supreme Court and his brother, Florida Governor Jed Bush, had somehow managed to put the Texas Governor into the White House for four years. Free article

The 5th Column

11 November 2004

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

What to do if house prices crash

11 November 2004

Is the bubble of the Celtic Tiger about to burst? The original spur to the amazing economic growth experienced over the past decade was the influx of Foreign Direct Investment by multinationals, particularly in the IT and chemical industries. But an oft forgotten feature of this extraordinary growth rate was the massive domestic investment, helped by EU funding, in the construction sector, with multi-million euro road infrastructural development and investment in private housing. Free article

Remembering the Past - IRA executed Butchers' leader

11 November 2004

On 16 November 1982, 22 years ago, the IRA executed the psychopathic leader of the Shankill Butchers, Lenny Murphy. The Shankill Butchers were a group of Belfast loyalists who abducted nationalists - their victims were usually walking home from a night out - tortured, beat them, and killed them, usually by cutting the throat. Free article

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Na Deartháireacha Uí Lochnáin

11 November 2004

Is iomaí scéal tragóideach atá againn in Éirinn agus maireann gach uafás linn i gcónaí. Is tábhachtach an rud é comóradh a dhéanamh ar an mhéid a d'fhulaing ár sinsear romhainn. Tá neart le foghlaim ó eachtraí staire agus ceachtanna ann don lá inniu is amáraigh. Faraor, tá scéal uafásach le hinse i ngach aon ceantar in Éirinn. Agus an scéal seo ó dheisceart na Gaillimhe á léamh, is dócha go gcuimhnítear ar Bhá Guantanamó nó ar Abu Gharib ar na mallaibh. Free article

Building a radical youth movement

11 November 2004

Ógra Shinn Féin has been restructured from the start of the year, and already 2004 has proved a very successful start in the re-building of the party's youth wing. Free article

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