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22 June 2006 Edition

Mayo engagements: Sinn Féin President pays tribute to Michael Davitt

22 June 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was in Mayo last week for a series of engagements with Mayo Sinn Féin representative Councillor Gerry Murray. Adams met with health groups and workers and addressed the Michael Davitt Memorial Lecture. Free article

Mitchel McLaughlin Column

22 June 2006

The Irish government announced another €3.8 billion investment in Science and Technology Development to ensure the continued growth of the Southern economy. In the North we had an announcement of a possible 1,000 call centre jobs in the next couple of years. The contrast could not be greater. Free article

Haughey: Supporters believed he would lead them to united Ireland

22 June 2006

The late Charles Haughey experienced two attempts to rehabilitate his political legacy. The first was when he was in government between 1987 and 1989 and the second is now in the wake of his death. History has been revised so that Haughey can be portrayed as a political colossus, a man of the people, a visionary who set up both the Peace Process and the Celtic Tiger. But this is a travesty of the truth. Free article

Sinn Féin Mayor: Former Ógra activist looks forward to challenge

22 June 2006

Councillor Matt Carthy was last week elected the first ever Sinn Féin Mayor of Carrickmacross Town Council. Here he speaks to ELLA O'DWYER about his political background, the place of youth in the republican struggle and his views on the role of Mayor. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

22 June 2006

The best guide to answering the hoary old question - prompted again by Tyrone/Louth last Saturday - as to which team is happiest with a draw, is to look at the reactions of the teams and supporters to the final whistle. On that basis there could be little doubt that Tyrone were relieved to have escaped. And while both sets of supporters rose to both teams at the end of what had been an enthralling contest, the faces of the Louth supporters were generally more sombre as we made our way back down the town. Free article

Reviews: Barry McElduff on The Wind that Shakes the Barley and a book by Spanish Civil War veteran Bob Doyle

22 June 2006

Powerful portrayal of rebel Cork and Accessible story of political activist and fighter Free article

Cúlchaint le Seán ó Donaile

22 June 2006

Ar son Bord Fáilte ba mhaith liom fáilte oifigiúil a chur roimh an gnáth aimsir Samhraidh a d'fhill thar an deireadh seachtaine- cheap mé go raibh mé I Fuengerola leis an méid sin daoine ag rith thart le craiceann dóite agus na tuathaigh le prams agus tattoos agus boilg bródiúil. Free article


22 June 2006

Amongst the army of political pundits and media experts who recently spewed forth a trillion words on the legacy of Charles J Haughey, few if any ventured a serious political analysis of why Haughey was such a controversial personality. Free article

Remembering the Past

22 June 2006

Nora Connolly, was born in Scotland in 1893. During the early 1900s, the Connolly family lived for a short time in America. It was there that Nora became politically active, her time divided between working at a milliners and attending outdoor labour meetings with her father James. It was also during this time that James Connolly and Nora became acquainted with John Devoy and the American faction of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Clan na Gael. Free article

Fifth Column

22 June 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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