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30 October 2008 Edition

Mitchel McLaughlin Column

30 October 2008

This coming weekend the DUP will hold their first ever Annual Party Conference without Ian Paisley at the helm. He will be present, of course, and will be applauded by the party faithful for his key role in establishing the DUP as the largest Unionist party. Free article

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

30 October 2008

European Parliament opposes social progress, Condemnation of new 'strip-search' body-scanners for airports, De Brún challenges local authorities to 'go green', Homelessness needs to stay firmly on the agenda, Temporary agency workers and EU Parliament shows two very different faces to Latin America Free article

Mayo hunger strikers radio documentary

30 October 2008

These three documentaries on the Mayo hunger strikers Seán (Jack) McNeela, Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg, were produced by local broadcasters from Mid West Radio. It is ironic to think that stories that were once censored by the 26-County state are being made available via radio to the general public with assistance from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Indeed one of the documentaries on the life and death of Frank Stagg, The Stolen Body, secured a Bronze award at this year's PPI Radio Awards. Free article


30 October 2008

Chuir me spéis sa scéal, an tseachtain seo, faoin bhean sa tSeapáin a cuireadh i bpríosún as cúiseanna a bhain le dúnmharú fíorúil a fir chéile ar líne. De réir tuairiscí sna meáin éagsúla chas an bheirt seo le chéile le linn cluiche samhlaíochta ar suíomh cluichí darbh ainm Maple Story, ina mbíonn na rannpháirtithe ag imirt rólanna le linn cathanna agus troideanna samhlaíochta. Cé nár bhuail na daoine áirithe seo le chéile riamh san fhíorshaol, d'éirigh leo mór le chéile - nó ba chirte a rá go raibh a gcuid 'carachtar' an-chairdiúil agus phós siad ar a chéile bliain ó shin. Más suíomh 'glacadh rólanna catha' atá ann, thig linn a ghlacadh leis go raibh troid ag an lánúin gach lá ó shin, lena céile, nó in aghaidh a cheile, cá bhfios. Ach ar fháth amháin nó fáth eile, cholscar an fear an bhean (go fíorúil má thuigeann tú leat mé) an tseachtain seo caite gan aon rabhadh. Bhí an bhean ar buile (i ndáiríre chomh maith le go fíorúil). Más fíor an seanfhocal nach bhfuil a mhacasamhail in ifreann, fiú, d'fhearg mná diúltaithe léirigh sí a cuid feirge nuair a bhris sí isteach ina chóras ríomhaireachta, de réir líomhaintí, ag baint úsáid as na cóid a roinn siad nuair a bhí siad pósta, agus scrios sí a avatar. Pianmhar, déarfainn. Free article

More than a game BY MATT TREACY

30 October 2008

Matt Treacy is unwell. So tell us something we didn't know, you say. Depressed, hung over and staring at a blank computer screen that needs filling. The depression caused by us losing our county final on Sunday. The hangover the consequence of the post mortem. Free article

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Remembering the Past

30 October 2008

THIS Sunday, the British Army will march through the streets of Belfast in a triumphalist military parade celebrating their role in the US/British imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The parade and the counter-protest by Irish republicans take place on the anniversary of the execution of a brave young Irishman who refused to serve any longer in the British Army in protest at British Government terror in Ireland. Free article


30 October 2008

I have discovered, somewhat to my surprise at the age of 32, that I am a sectarian bigot. Happily I am not the only one. Over one hundred thousand Irish men, women and children marched through the streets in Dublin in February of 2003 motivated only by our hatred for Protestants and our fanatical commitment to the principle of the immaculate conception. Free article

Fifth Column

30 October 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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