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5 March 2009 Edition

The Mary Nelis Column

5 March 2009

HE was kept naked in a dark prison in Kabul and a torture chamber in Morocco before he was sent to Guantánamo. Binyam Mohamed arrived back in England last week barely alive after years of sleep deprivation, beatings, being hung from ceilings by a leather strap, and having his penis cut with a razor blade. Free article

INTERVIEW : Dr As'ad Abdul Rahman, representative of the President of the Palestinian National Authority

5 March 2009

WHEN he rose to his feet to address the 2009 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis, Dr As'ad Abdul Rahman of the PLO and representative of the President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was enthusiastically cheered to the podium. Free article

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

5 March 2009

Drawing the battle lines for Lisbon 2, Bairbre de Brún visits Gaza, Norway's new way out of crisis and Institutions which make up the European Union Free article

Another View by Eoin Ó Broin

5 March 2009

IT IS TIME for a politics of hope and purpose. It is time for a politics of change. Free article

Cúlchaint

5 March 2009

Mar chéim eile i dtreo lárnú na Gaeilge in obair an pháirtí agus léiriú ar an choimitmint atá ag Sinn Féin do chur chun chinn na Gaeilge cuireadh tús, maidin Dé Luain, le rannpháirtíocht Shinn Féin féin in imeachtaí Sheachtain na Gaeilge le seoladh lámhleabhair 'Gaeilge Riachtanach do ghníomhaithe Shinn Féin' in oifigí Shinn Féin in Stormont. Free article

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Media View

5 March 2009

MEDIA bias, real or just imagined, can twist even the most disciplined mind. I have yet to meet the politician, pundit or pub politico who does not believe that the news media has a bias, usually against the positions and philosophy they personally hold dear. Free article

More than a game BY MATT TREACY

5 March 2009

THERE seems to be an air of triumphalism among those who succeeded in committing Sinn Féin to support banning hare coursing. Another box ticked on the list of things to do to impress people who, believe it or not, still despise republicans. But, sure, there you go! Free article

Remembering the Past: First Dáil TD dies in English prison

5 March 2009

PIARAS MAC CANNA represented East Tipperary in the First Dáil Éireann. He was a founder member of both Sinn Féin in 1905 and the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and was commander of the Volunteers in County Tipperary. Free article

Fifth Column

5 March 2009

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article


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