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14 September 2006 Edition

Feature interview: Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness

14 September 2006

In the second of a two-part interview with An Phoblacht editor SEÁN Mac BRÁDAIGH, Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator and Mid Ulster MP Martin McGuinness discusses the prospect of republicans holding ministerial responsibility for policing North and South, the legacy of the 1981 Hunger Strike, the intentions of unionist paramilitaries, Sinn Féin sharing its experience with those in conflict situations around the world, the 26 County general election and the question of Sinn Féin and coalition. Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

14 September 2006

Ian Paisley says yes to equality and democracy! Could that be the headline on 25 November? I hope for everybody's sake that it is. If he does then he will contribute greatly to consigning unaccountable, undemocratic British direct rule to the dustbin of history. Free article

Feature: Sectarian attacks continue in Ballymena

14 September 2006

With attacks against Catholics living in Ballymena area on the increase over the past number of weeks, An Phoblacht's PEADAR O FAOLÁIN questions the will of the DUP to tackle the sectarianism at the core of the political fabric in North Antrim. Free article

Media View by Frank Farrell

14 September 2006

The euphoria that greeted Michael McDowell's ascent to the leadership of the nastiest, most selfish and most reactionary party in Free State politics since the 1930s is yet another example of just how out of touch the mainstream media are. Free article

Fifth Column

14 September 2006

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

14 September 2006

McGuinness at British TUC, Taxi strike called off and IWU defends part-time workers in Donegal Free article

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OPINION: Republicans should make political plans fit the circumstances

14 September 2006

This week DOMHNALL Ó COBHTHAIGH argues that Sinn Féin needs to look critically at where party structures have failed to maximise the opportunities to drive forward an agenda of change with the power we have had. Free article

The Matt Traecy Column

14 September 2006

I once wrote here - after Armagh had beaten Mayo in the League semi-final last year - that Mayo must look forward to visiting Croke Park in the same way that Aztec girls looked forward to a day out at the oul human sacrifices. It was meant in jest of course but by God it has come back to haunt me! The only ones being sacrificed on their last visit were Dublin. Free article

Cúlchaint le Seán ó Donaile

14 September 2006

Tá Mí Meán Fomhair an chosúil le mí Eanáir - tá an tír lán le dea-thoil i ndiaidh na saoire, tá na giomnáisiaim lán le daoine ramhra agus culaith scoile nua ar pháistí scoile na tíre; achan duine ag ithe brachain agus amuigh ag siúl. Free article

Tragóid na Sílé - an 9/11 eile

14 September 2006

Tá an-chaint ann faoi na heachtraí a tharla cúig bliana ó shin nuair a stiúir fanaicigh Ioslamacha ceithre eitleán in dhá Thúr Ionad Trádála an Domhain (Nua-Eabhrac), sa Pheinteagón (Vaiseantan) agus in Pennsylvania. Gan amhras eachtraí uafásacha a bhí iontu siúd, ach cad is fiú fulaingt dreama amháin a aithint má thugtar faillí i bhfulaingt dreama eile agus muna dtugtar aird uirthi. Free article

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