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False narratives obscure the need to negotiate 'New Deal' for the North

30 June 2015

'If we fail to remobilise the unity of purpose and goodwill which delivered the referendum endorsing the Good Friday Agreement, and British Government economic and political policy does not change, then we will quickly run out of road and no more political space will exist' Free article

People should have a voice through referendum

5 January 2012

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THE agreement on financial discipline hammered out by EU leaders (all bar Britain’s David Cameron) fell far short of its goal of achieving a ‘breakthrough’ to solve the financial crisis.
The causes of the financial crisis are many but the lack of control or supervision of financial markets was its main driver.... Free article

Na Gaeil Óga

5 January 2012

Club CLG Nua do Bhaile Átha Cliath


TÁ CÉIM MHÓR tógtha ag Gaeil Bhaile Átha Cliath le bunú foireann peile nua.  Baineann an fhoireann le club nua den CLG – club ina labhraítear Gaeilge agus a fheidhmítear tré Ghaeilge.  Is é seo Na Gaeil Óga, cumann CLG a tháinig ar an saol i Mí Eanair anuraidh seo agus a thosaigh ag imirt a chéad chluiche i Mí Feabhra ina... Free article

McGurk’s bombing families in High Court action

5 January 2012



THE families of the 15 killed and 17 wounded in the UVF bomb attack on McGurk’s Bar on 4 December 1971 have lodged legal papers in Belfast High Court challenging the PSNI and the Police Ombudsman’s handling of the case.
The news came as relatives held a ceremony to mark the... Free article

Do theanga – do thacaíocht de dhíth

5 January 2012

An Coimisinéar agus an Acht faoi ionsaí

TÁ IONSAÍ fíochmhar dhá dhéanamh ag Rialtas Bhaile Átha Cliath ar an nGaeilge agus cearta Gaeilgeoirí agus tá do thacaíocht phraiticiúil ag teastáil le sin a throid. Tá sé íorónach, ag am nuair atá feachtas láidir ar siúl sna Sé Chontae le Acht Teanga don Ghaeilge a chuir in áit - agus iad ag féachaint ó dheas ar thóir eiseamláir - go... Free article

Taxing times

5 January 2012

ONE of the interesting things about Irish political journalists and commentators is how little they know, or understand, about politics. Collectively, they sometimes appear to be a group of priests giving marriage advice. They don’t really understand it, they’ve no particular experience of it, but they’re very sure they’re right.
Now don’t get me wrong, many of them are great on... Free article

Lanigan’s Ball recruitment undermines policing progress

5 January 2012


And I stepped out,
and I stepped in again

Learning to dance
for Lanigan’s Ball

THE PSNI is now employing hundreds of former RUC members who resigned from the force and benefited from the Patton redundancy plan. But the PSNI claims it cannot provide details of how many former RUC members it now employs. Nor can it say how many it has employed in the past ten... Free article

Time for the Irish Government to make good on the promises of 1916

5 January 2012



MICHAEL NOONAN, in his introduction to the 2012 Budget as the Fine Gael/Labour Finance Minister, told the Dáil:
“On this day 90 years ago, on 6 December 1921, the Treaty was signed. The Treaty restored Ireland’s sovereignty which for so long had been lost.”
Getting the first line of the Budget so wrong was not... Free article

A duty to defend the people’

5 January 2012


AFTER A BANNER YEAR for Sinn Féin and five elections since January 2011, An Phoblacht’s ROBBIE SMYTH (below left) caught up with party president Gerry Adams in Dublin and found him tired and itching to get back home. We found a Gerry Adams who refuses to be simply reflective on over four decades in political life but who... Free article

The Tories stir sectarianism in Ireland

5 January 2012

THE YEAR 2012 marks the centenary of the escalation of what was known as the Home Rule crisis during which the opposition Conservative & Unionist Party in Britain ruthlessly stoked Ulster unionist sectarianism. The Tories went so far as to threaten civil war in order to topple the Liberal Government and to prevent any measure of even limited Irish autonomy.
After two general... Free article

Tom Kealy Commemoration, Kildare

5 January 2012


A CROWD of close to 100 people gathered in Donaghcumper Cemetery, Celbridge, on Sunday 27 November to remember veteran Celbridge republican Tom Kealy.
Speaking at the graveside, Ide Cussen of Kildare Sinn Fein said:
“It is of great significance to hold this commemoration on the 30th anniversary of Tom’s passing which is also the year of the 30th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger... Free article

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