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2 March 2006 Edition

Europe's Pay Attack

2 March 2006

• This news feature is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

2 March 2006

Such was the demand for tickets for the Dublin v Wicklow National hurling league game at Parnell Park, that myself and Councillor Larry O'Toole had to purchase ours at vastly over the odds on e-Bay. We also had to turn off our phones to avoid persistent requests from Norman Mailer, The Sugababes and Bono, who were offering all sorts of inducements for us to part with our precious possessions. I did give the Sugababes offer some consideration before reluctantly turning it down. National league hurling in February is what pushes my button, babes. Free article

Media View

2 March 2006

Fintan O'Toole would not wish to be regarded as an ideological soulmate of his colleague, that rabid reactionary, Kevin Myers. Fintan is, after all politically correct in that liberal Irish Times-knows-best way that preaches responsible support for trade unionists, women, ethnic groups and so on - as long as such people don't do anything dangerous like actually fight for their rights. also While various politicians and media pundits recently vied with each other to condemn Mayor of Kerry Toiréasa Ferris, it was local people who reflected real public opinion about the Sinn Féin councillor. Free article

Remembering the Past

2 March 2006

On the 1 March 1981, 25 years ago, Bobby Sands began the first day of his hunger strike. Free article

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Fifth Column

2 March 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

Dúirt Siad

2 March 2006

The week in quotes. Free article

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