Magill People Feb 1982

The season of Irish Conntemporary Arts at the Third Eye Centre in Glassgow has been causing quite a row, even before its actual opening. The rumpus conncerns the fact that two of the performance artists, Alistair MacLennan and Nigel Rolfe, appear nude during their preesentations. One Glasgow councillor, Bill Aitken, has taken exception to the shows, or rather to what he thinks the shows will be, since he has not actually seen them yet.

Paisley's Walk on the Wild Side

For a minute it looked like there might be a run on the Trustee Savings Bank. Dozens of anxious looking people crowding around the branch of the bank that sits across the road from the Harland and Wolff building down at the shipyards on Queen's Island. Well over a hundred people, stamping their feet against the cold. The press was back in Belfast for the Loyalist Day of Action, many of them for the first time since Bobby Sands died. The Europa Hotel was booked out.

Letters to Magill - October 1981

The view from Dr. O'Brien's glasshouse

The August issue of this journal conntained an article by Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien entitled "Miss De Valera's Grandfather Speaks", wherein the author contrasted statements made by Eamonn De Valera when out of office, with statements he made while in office, relative to the partition of Ireland and allied matters. The main purpose of the article was to seek to demonstrate that there was a marked contrast between statements made in each situation, all to the general disscredit of Mr De Valera.

Rugby Interview with Tom Kiernan

How did Munster beat the All Blacks?

I suppose it was inevitable that Munster would beat a touring side sooner or later as it had come so close to doing so a so many occasions. It was also probably inevitable that the All Blacks would be beaten at least once on tour. No matter how proficient a touring side is, it is extremely difficult to win every match, especially as the provincial sides they meet in mid-week regard the encounter almost as a do-or-die occasion. The combination of these two inevitabitieS had a lot to do with the Munster win.

Confessions of a Bank Robber

He claims to have at least 20 armed robberies to his credit, including banks, post offices, factories and shops. He is tall, fair haired and in his late twenties and lives in a corporation flat in North Dublin. He is married with one small daughter. Though he finds it difficult to put a figure on what he earns in a year he says that he probably has a turnover of around £1 0,000 a year, but that he probably spends more than that. He says he has done about six armed jobs this year, the largest one netting himself around £3,500.

Finance Diary December 1978

The Irish Central Bank is in an invidious position as its power to act is severely circumscribed by the punt's link with sterling. Thus interest rates and, to a lesser extent, the money supply, is dictated by London.

The Everlasting Boom

Martin O'Donoghue interviewed on the performance of the economy in 1978, prospects for 1979 and the effects of EMS membership

Magill File November 1978 - Kevin Marron, Car Theft, Chub O'Connor

Kevin Marron - A sort of editor
It has been said that if Kevin Marron had never been born it would have been necessary to circumvent him. Which might be taken as innsulting ... except that it is the diminutive Sunday World ediitor himself who is reputed to have made the remark.