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24 July 2008 Edition

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

24 July 2008

THE Credit Union movement was introduced to Ireland in the 1960s by community activists concerned at the disadvantage experienced by working class people in accessing credit. Free article

This news feature is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

24 July 2008

Move on airline emissions and honest ticket pricing welcomed by de Brún, Military power and NATO top France's EU agenda, 'Social Package 2008': The European Commission's Great 'Social Renewal' swindle,Gdansk shipyards face axe and Italy's 'apartheid' law against Roma flouts EU anti-discrimination laws Free article


24 July 2008

Thosaigh mé m'alt an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart ag scríobh faoi bhusanna agus tosóidh mé leis an ábhar céanna a tseachtain seo: Busanna. Bhí mé i mbusáras na Gaillimhe, Stáisiún Ceannt, maidin Luain ag seoladh Léarscáil Líonra Bhus Éireann agus broisiúr clár-ama busanna ag imeacht as Cathair na Gaillimhe féin do chinn scríbe ar fud fud na tíre. Free article

Remembering the Past: William Partridge

24 July 2008

The most prominent leader of the Dublin workers after Jim Larkin and James Connolly during the Great Lockout of 1913 was William Patrick Partridge. A staunch trade unionist and a skilful orator, Partridge served as a Dublin City Councillor and was a leader of the Irish Citizen Army. Free article

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Matt Treacy

24 July 2008

MY FIRST memory of a pitch invasion was years ago before Dublin played Roscommon, I think in a league game in Croke Park and a gang of what were then known colloquially as 'Boot Boys' - lads with long, scraggly hair, denim jackets and tartan bottomed flares and Doc Martens - got onto the pitch and kicked the ball from under the referee's foot and proceeded to play with it among themselves until they reached the corner of the Hogan and Canal End where they climbed back over the wire. Free article

Powerful stuff from Damo

24 July 2008

CD Review: Damien Dempsey - The Rocky Road. Free article

Fifth Column

24 July 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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