Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

25 May 2006 Edition

Mo bhealach fhéin

25 May 2006

In the first of a series of interviews with Sinn Féin activists, ELLA O'DWYER talks to Gráinne Mhic Ghéidigh, Sinn Féin's first representative on Udarás na Gaeltachta. Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column - Unionist political principles

25 May 2006

David Ervine, who has openly admitted that he speaks for the UVF, an organisation not on ceasefire, involved in internecine murder, racism and a litany of murderous attacks on the nationalist community, can align himself with whichever party he chooses. But it's a bit rich of Ulster Unionists having collapsed the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement by refusing to share power with Sinn Féin, to now embrace the political leadership of the UVF. Free article

Remembering McElwain

25 May 2006

Although firmly rooted in the Irish historical experience, the Republican Movement during the recent phase of conflict was little concerned with leaving a record for future generations. In the cut and thrust of raids, arrests, long imprisonment and sudden death, countless documents were destroyed and a wealth of oral tradition went to the grave with stalwarts of the unbroken tradition. Free article

The Matt Treact Column - Bog snorkelling conditions should have seen hurling matches called off

25 May 2006

Congratulations to Westmeath on defeating Dublin in the Leinster hurling championship. If they can persuade Kilkenny to play the next game in a particularly soggy rice paddy field they might advance further. Free article

Cúlchaint - An Bhreatain Bheag: le Seán ó Donaile

25 May 2006

..tá triúr bhean ós ar gcomhair ag caitheamh slabhra toitíní 's ag plé scaradh Paul McCartney agus Heather bocht agus cíocha Jordan- cad is féidir a rá faoin teach tabhairne seo ach go bhfuil péint bándearg ar gach rud, na sockets ina measc, ceol uafásach ar an bosca juke agus fir ramhar ag suí thart ag ól John Bull 's ag caitheamh Darts; tá boladh déistineach tabac agus postaerí ag fógairt tacaíocht a thabhairt don Chorn Domhanda Peile atá ag tosnú go luath ar Sky Sports; tá na pictiúir ar na fallaí buí ón ngrian agus deirfinn gur cheannaigh said íad in 'Bob's Stores' I gcomhair 99pingin. Free article

Media View - Distorting the reality of sectarianism: BY FRANK FARRELL

25 May 2006

That The Irish Times did not even bother to editorialise on the sectarian murder of Michael McIlveen in Ballymena was probably a merciful relief. The message would undoubtedly have been composed of that most disingenuous of all Southern media distortions of Northern reality - 'sure there's a pair of them in it'. Free article

Fifth Column

25 May 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column Free article

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