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18 October 2007 Edition

The Border-Busters

18 October 2007

AT THE SAME TIME as the world was hailing the people of a divided Germany for tearing down the Berlin Wall, the British Government was doing its damnedest to make sure that its artificial partition of Ireland was maintained through a network of spy-posts and concrete blockades across border roads that had been in place as far back as the 1920s. In the 1990s, the people of the border counties, renowned for their imagination and dogged determination, showed the same tireless spirit in chipping away at 'Britain's Berlin Wall'. They were known as 'Border-Busters'. ELLA O'DWYER spoke to some of them. Free article

The Mary Nelis Column

18 October 2007

It has been on the go a long time, since it was first mooted by the Civil Rights Movement all those years ago. Yet 40 years on from those heady days, ten years on from the Good Friday Agreement and the North of Ireland Human Rights Commission and we have not progressed much beyond the notion that the introduction of a Bill of Rights is a good idea. Free article

International: Interview with Batasuna spokesperson Pernando Barrena

18 October 2007

AS Spanish police are carrying out a wave of arrests of leaders of the banned Basque party, Batasuna, spokesperson PERNANDO BARRENA, well-known in Ireland from attending Sinn Féin ard fheiseanna, spoke to An Phoblacht's SALLY GALLAGHER. Free article

Seán Ó Ríordáin agus an Poblachtánachas

18 October 2007

Áis ar leith is ea an cartlann nua ar shuíomh idirlíon an Irish Times - nuachtán nach moltar go minic ar na leathanaigh seo! Is féidir dul siar chomh fada le 1859 chun altanna a fháil. Free article

Regulate private landlords, says Fra McCann

18 October 2007

EARLIER this month, the Assembly endorsed a call by Sinn Féin for a mandatory register of all private landlords. West Belfast MLA FRA McCANN, who tabled the motion, tells LAURA FRIEL about an issue currently shaping the housing debate in the North. Free article

Book review

18 October 2007

A Provisional Dictator - James Stephens and the Fenian Movement, By Marta Ramon. Published by UCD Press. Price €28 paperback. Reviewed by Mícheál MacDonncha Free article

Cúlchaint Le Seán Ó Donaile

18 October 2007

Tugann bás Dheasún Breathnach chun cuimhne stailc ocrais i 1966 a rinne sé féin agus a chairde i Misneach, chun aire an phobail a dhíriú ar neamhaird an Rialtais agus poiliteoirí ar an Ghaeilge agus an Ghaeltacht. B'é Máirtín Ó Cadhain a bhunaigh Misneach eagraíocht bríomhar a bhí dírithe go diongbhálta ar athbheochaint na Gaeilge. Triúr déag fear agus cailín amháin a chuaigh ar stailc ocrais a mhair seachtain agus a chríochnaigh le preas agallamh ag Óstán an Gresham. Free article

Matt Treacy

18 October 2007

FOLLOWING ON from last week's theme, there was more industrial unrest in Gaeldom when the Limerick footballers refused to play for Munster in the Inter-Provincial semi final, the reason being that the Munster Council has seeded Kerry and Cork so that the two cannot meet before the Munster final. Free article


18 October 2007

Newton Emerson first came to notice as the founder and editor of The Portadown News, a now defunct satirical website commenting on the North and mocking the working class people Newton finds horribly distasteful. Free article

Fifth Column

18 October 2007

An Phoblacht weekly satirical look at the world Free article

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