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9 October 2008 Edition

International : Ecuador

9 October 2008

THE people of Ecuador have voted overwhelmingly to endorse a new constitution to 'refound' the country. The new constitution has been the centrepiece of the political project led by left-wing President Rafael Correa, elected in late 2006 on a platform of reclaiming national sovereignty, empowering the people of Ecuador and redistributing the nation's wealth to meet social and environmental needs. Free article

Mórshiúl d'Acht Gaeilge sa Tuaisceart

9 October 2008

Mar 'chomóradh' ar Chomhaontú Chill Rímhinn an deireadh seachtaine seo beidh na sluaite Gael ag tionól i mBéal Feirste, nó ba cheart a rá ar fud Bhéal Feirste le sraith mórshiúlta chun tacaíocht a léiriú d'Acht Gaeilge do Thuaisceart Éireann agus chun brú a chur ar rialtas na Breataine an reachtaíocht a gheall siad i gComhaontú Chill Rímhinn a thabhairt os comhair na parlaiminte. Free article

Remembering the Past: 'Unofficial' executions of the Civil War

9 October 2008

DURING the Civil War period June 1922 to May 1923, the Free State Government executed 77 republican prisoners of war. But in addition to these it is estimated that well over 100 republicans were 'unofficially' executed by the Free State Army and by the notorious Criminal Investigation Department (CID) based at Oriel House in Dublin. Free article

Matt Treacy

9 October 2008

SO the GAA Special Congress has passed the new yellow card rule and voted overwhelmingly to allow Antrim and Galway take part in next year's Leinster championship - against, it has to be said, the opposition of most Leinster hurling counties. Free article

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Banking fatigue bites deep

9 October 2008

IS THERE a cure for Banking Crisis Fatigue and over-exposure to credit-crunch-obsessed media? This week I nearly signed up for Google news alerts on "banking crisis" but was saved by a brief but momentary distraction of the latest YouTube spoof on Sarah Palin. Free article

Fifth Column

9 October 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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