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6 November 2008 Edition

Mary Nelis Column

6 November 2008

THE HISTORY of conflict throughout the world is littered with human beings who disappear and who are literally never seen again. It doesn't matter whether they go missing as a result of conventional or guerrilla war - they are the tragic consequences of conflict. Free article


6 November 2008

YOUR grouchy columnist gets grouchier each time he opens the Irish Times British/US war news section, that section of the newspaper which masquerades as foreign news or columns glorifying war against violent and unreasonable natives in the Middle East. Free article

Radical reform of tax system required

6 November 2008

THERE are two important developments emerging from within our present economic crisis. The first is that a space is opening up to critique the failings of the Celtic Tiger model of economic development. The second is that as part of that critique various commentators are asking how the state intends to fund future social and economic development. Free article

The Fifth Column

6 November 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article


6 November 2008

Eagraíodh an seisiún poiblí deireannach de shráith cruinnithe eagraithe faoi scáth Plean 2028 le linn Oireachtas na Gaeilge i gCorcaigh an tseachtain seo caite. Mar a bhí in áiteanna eile bhí lucht eagraithe na comhdhála, faoi chathaoirleacht Páidí Ó Lionaird, ag lorg moltaí faoi na beartais gur chóir a dhéanamh chun an fhís seo de 250,000 cainteoir laethúil Gaeilge a bhaint amach faoin bhliain 2028. Free article

More than a game By Gael Gan Náire

6 November 2008

APPARENTLY his nibs is depressed after the 'county final'. Lordy. Which county final would that be now? The county final for acting the blackguard, or bar billiards, or darts or whatever the Jackeen excels at and, by God, it is not hurling. I will put my bottom dollar on that. Free article

Remembering the Past

6 November 2008

At the start of the 20th century women began to campaign actively against the denial of their right to vote. In 1903 the Women's Social and Political Union was founded in England and the militant feminists commenced the battle for the vote. In Ireland there had been groups working for women's suffrage but the campaign really began here on the instigation of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins. Free article

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