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2 August 2007 Edition

Fifth Column

2 August 2007

Free Derry in the pink

Derry’s famous Free Derry Wall has gone pink to celebrate the Maiden City’s first Gay Pride Festival for five years.
The wall is being painted pink in solidarity with people from the LGBT community for the occasion of the festival and will revert back to its traditional white afterwards.
David McCartney of the Rainbow Project said:
“It’s particularly relevant... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

2 August 2007

I see that the Brits have ended their 38-year role 'in support of the police' in the Six Counties. They called that campaign 'Operation Banner'. Believe it or not, the Right Honourable Bob Ainsworth MP, the British Minister of State for their armed forces wrote to me personally on the matter. Bob, in a letter dated 25 July 2007, said that their role had been 'to maintain public order and combat the challenges of terrorism and sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.' Free article

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