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29 May 2008 Edition

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

29 May 2008

DESPITE Environment Minister Arlene Foster's rejection, pressure must be maintained for the setting up of an independent and effective Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Free article


29 May 2008

Briseann an dúchas trí shúile an cháit, agus is dócha gurbh é an rud dúchasach a rinne Brian Cowen an tseachtain seo caite ná focairí a chur ar dhaoine a bhí ag cur isteach air. Sula dtosaím ar an droch theanga, áfach, nár mhothaigh aon duine amuigh ansin saghas comhbhá leis an freasúra bocht, (Fine Gael agus an Lucht Oibre atá i gceist agam anseo) nuair a bhagair Cowen go socródh sé cúrsaí nach gcloisfí iad uair ar bith go raibh siad ag caint sa Dáil? D'airigh mé a bpian, iadsan a chuir Alt 31 i bhfeidhm, iadsan údair saoirse cainte a thacaigh le cinnsireacht frith Shinn Féin ar feadh 25 bhliain. Fásaigí suas a leaids. Free article

Book Review: David Trimble - The Price of Peace

29 May 2008

IN David Trimble: The Price of Peace, Frank Millar, London Editor of the Irish Times, sets out to convince us that behind the red face and irascible manner, David Trimble was a visionary unionist leader who sacrificed his political career and his own party for the cause of peace. Free article

Book Review: A New View of the Irish Language

29 May 2008

THIS is a book written in a communicative style as Béarla, in English, containing 21 contributions from writers who explore contemporary issues and the present-day development of the language in Irish society. Free article

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Matt Treacy

29 May 2008

ON OTHER OCCASIONS, bringing the girls and boys from Joey's, Vincent's, Mark's and Crumlin together in close proximity would be a recipe for a good old mill. Last Sunday, however, the Joey's bus was the very essence of multicultural harmony as we journeyed together to support the hurlers of Dublin in Portlaoise against Westmeath. And with only the odd light-hearted reference to past atrocities to shorten the road. Free article

Media View

29 May 2008

IT'S been 11 years since there was a Tory prime minister of Britain. For at least a few of An Phoblacht's readers the whole idea of the Conservatives in power on the other side of the Irish Sea is something they read about in history books, or wistful Daily Mail columns. Free article

Fifth Column

29 May 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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