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27 April 2006 Edition

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

27 April 2006

Ninety years ago this week, on 24 April 1916, Patrick Pearse, stood on the steps of Dublin's GPO and declared the Irish Republic. Did any of the establishment political parties recognise the significance of 24 April, Proclamation Day? Can they claim to have endeavoured to see its ideals implemented? Did they see the irony of the Proclamation of the Republic being read out by an Irish Army Officer at the GPO this Easter Sunday? Free article

Gralton school: Lively debate honours legacy of Leitrim radical

27 April 2006

The annual Jimmy Gralton School took place last weekend in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim. The theme of the school this year was 1916 A Proclamation Unfulfilled. Jimmy Gralton was born near Gowel, County Leitrim in 1886. Like many Irish people he was forced to emigrate to Britain and later to the USA where he took up citizenship. While in America, he became involved in labour struggles and was also active in raising funds for the republicans in the War of Independence back in Ireland. Free article

Economy: Robbing poor to give tax cuts to rich

27 April 2006

Almost four years to the day of their 2002 election manifesto launch the Progressive Democrats published a new tax policy last weekend that bore striking similarities to the broken promises of their 2002 proposals. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

27 April 2006

Well. The big sporting occasion of last weekend went as predicted. Erin's Isle beat Maur's in the first round of the Dublin Senior Football Championship. However, this did not affect attendances at other venues. Free article

Media View

27 April 2006

The cynicism and reserve that journalists retain for all and any republican initiatives was, predictably, dispensed with when the DUP launched its PR road show in Killarney this week at the British Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body. Free article

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27 April 2006

RTE drama portrayed consequences of Sellafield explosion and 1926 Irish Destiny on the Tan War Free article


27 April 2006

Tá mé ag déanamh mo dhícheall taisteal ar saoire sabhálta ach níl mé in ann aon rud a fháil. Ní raibh mo chóta fionnaidh agam ar an Domhnach agus níl aon chairde agam darbh ainm Fiachra agus ní maith liom an Burlo' ; mar sin ní raibh mé i láthair ag Bóthar Lansdún i gcomhair an Rugger leis na lads agus ní raibh 20 piontaí Heino' agam agus ní raibh timpiste agam i mo 'Bheamer' le cailín darbh ainm Fionnoolah agus ní raibh ar mo Dhaid glaoch ar a chairde sna Gardai chun é a shocrú. Free article

Na Stailceanna Ocrais, 25 bliain ar aghaidh

27 April 2006

Twenty five years after the Hunger Strike of 1981, anti-nationalist revisionists in Ireland continue to deny the importance of the event, the heroism of which was recognised worldwide. The same revisionists also attempt to discredit the events of 1916 which set in train the process of decolonisation, inspiring the major national liberation movements of the 20th Century. The 1916 Rising and 1981 Hunger Strike were both part of humanity's wider struggle against domination and exploitation writes CATHAL Ó MURCHÚ. Free article

Fifth Column

27 April 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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