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10 August 2006 Edition

Media view

10 August 2006

August is traditionally the silly season for the national press, but there's nothing silly about the Israeli war against the people of Lebanon. It's a horrifying story of massive power on the part of the Israelis and US, against the heroism of Lebanese people and the Hezbollah resistance. Free article

The Fifth Column

10 August 2006

Sex, Scrabble and Socialism

That headline's not the Sinn Féin general election slogan (although it admittedly does have something for everyone). No, they're some of the ingredients in a sensational court battle in which Rupert Murdoch's News of the World accused the former head and pin-up boy of the Trotskyite Scottish Socialist Party, teetotal Tommy Sheridan,... Free article

Duirt Siad.....

10 August 2006

For the world, this has been a catastrophic three weeks. We have all been sickened by the violence conducted in this fashion, apprently on behalf of western democratic standards.

"Why will nobody save us?" a distressed old woman cried in a news bulletin from the bombed city of Tyre.

Can somebody please answer her question?Tom MCGurk, Sunday Business Post 6... Free article

The Mitchel Mclaughlin Column

10 August 2006

As part of the consultation process on all-Ireland issues the two governments should consider working towards a single all-Ireland Consultative & Negotiating Body on European matters. This would receive a positive hearing if London and Dublin made a joint case to Brussels to have Ireland considered as a single entity when negotiating matters relevant to the island. This could initially cover areas such as agriculture, fisheries, environment, waste management and infrastructural funding with provision for expansion as further areas are identified. It would also, of course, probably necessitate the creation of a joint body to oversee the rationalisation of regulation and legislation in both parts of the island. Free article

Remembering the past

10 August 2006

Roger Casement Of Ulster Protestant stock, Roger Casement was and was born in Sandycove, County Dublin in 1864 to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother and educated at Ballymena Academy, County Antrim. Free article

They continue to light the way

10 August 2006

By Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Director of Elections for Kieran Doherty TD (1981) and current Cavan/Monaghan TD & Sinn Féin Dáil Leader. Free article

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10 August 2006

Tá cara liom a chaith seal I Tehran le deanaí agus é ag tabhairt cuairt ar Iarsmalann na Mairtirigh. Chuir said an cairpéad dearg amach dó nuair a luaigh sé Bobby Sands. Free article

Comhoibreoirí Chos ar Bolg

10 August 2006

Níl aon amhras ach go bhfuil meon an chomhoibreora ag baill an lucht rialaithe sa bhréagphoblacht seo, go háirithe agus iad ag déileáil le cumhachtaí impiriúlacha timpeall orthu. Agus tá roinnt fianaise ann a chuireann leis an tuairim sin le breis is ochtó bliain anuas. Ó a síníodh an Conradh Angla-Éireannach 1921, ba léir nach raibh lucht maoine sa Sé Chontae is Fichead dáiríre faoi shaoirse iomlán a bhaint amach le linn streachailt i gcoinne an chos ar bolg a d'imir impiriúluithe na Breataine ar an tír seo. Comhréiteach idir dhá lucht rialaithe a bhí uathu, díreach mar a mhaígh Art Ó Gríofa ina phaimfléad The Resurrection of Hungary ina mbeadh Éire agus Sasana mar pháirtnéirí impiriúlacha. Ní raibh na Sasanaigh chun glacadh leis an gcuid seo de ar ndóigh! Gan amhras, bhí faitíos ar an lucht maoine céanna seo go rachaidh an réabhlóid ró-fhada agus tugtar léargas ar seo sa scannán The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Free article

Book Review

10 August 2006

History's Daughter by Máire MacSwiney Brugha and Some literature of the prison struggle Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

10 August 2006

The reaction of Armagh supporters in the second half of their quarter final against Kerry last week put me in mind of Dublin supporters during the 2000 Leinster final replay against Kildare. When the same half time euphoria was quickly replaced by a deathly silence. Free article

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