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13 March 2008 Edition

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13 March 2008

THE truth will out. An interesting article in the Irish Daily Star last week confirmed what republicans and a few other voices claimed at the time of the Gibraltar slaying 20 years ago of IRA Volunteers Mairéad Farrell, Danny McCann and Seán Savage - information was passed from Garda Special Branch to MI5 about the movements of at least one of the trio, thus facilitating their killing as they walked, unarmed, in Gibraltar. Free article

A Cavan man's look back at the Ard Fheis

13 March 2008

I HAVE always hated the RDS for our Ard Fheis. Necessity drove us there and, I suspect, habit is keeping us there. The only humorous thing about the place in previous years was the evening time in Cullen's bar when the Dublin 4 crowd were coming in and we were starting to leave: an uneasy co-existence. This year was better. Congratulations to Dublin Sinn Féin for getting a ballad session downstairs in Crowe's bar. It's about time we dragged the place down to our level. However, enough is enough, as the 80-year-old woman said when asked why she was divorcing her husband after 60 years of marriage. It is time to leave Dublin 4. Free article

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