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Nell McCafferty thinks Ian Paisley is sexy. Nell's da let her go to discos as a teenager in the hope that it might "straighten her out" while her mother was busy ripping up rags for petrol bombs. Nell's feminist crusade went well beyond bringing condoms in from the North on the famous "condom train". She liberated women pint-drinkers in Dublin by ordering 40 brandies in Neary's pub and refusing to pay until they gave her a pint.
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IN 1970, WHEN NELL McCAFFERTY BEGAN to write for The Irish Times, everything was up for grabs. The certainties of Irish life were in the balance and only one thing was sure: there was going to be change around here and people would at least be given the chance to attack the church, the criminal justice system, the treatment of minorities, the social inequalities. Fifteen years later things have settled down: there is a new consensus, a lot of people are quite happy with it, DART comes on time. Things have changed quite enough and there is considerable pressure on people in the media to keep their voices down. BY COLM TOIBIN
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ON FRIDAY, THE 13TH OF OCTOBER, 1978, an ecstatic Nell McCafferty told the thousands of women who had marched through Dublin in an anti-rape protest: "The streets are ours. We are not looking for jail for men, we are not looking for casstration for men. We are not looking for men at all." That relatively tame remark caused havoc. By Pat Brennan
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SITTING DOWNSTAIRS BESIDE a huge vat of tomato ketchup, in a Wimpy fast food joint in London, ladling the ketchup into bottles, Nell McCafferty decided it was time to go home again. Ketchup by the dollop you can take or leave, ketchup en masse you just leave.
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