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Backstop is the bottom line and must be maintained - McDonald tells Juncker

21 June 2018

The Brexit backstop agreed in December is the bottom line and must remain in place, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou has told the President of the EU Commission, Jean Claude Juncker. Free article

New politics needed, not old arguments

21 November 2010

THE Irish economy has suffered the equivalent of an earthquake. The after-shocks are being felt by ordinary working people and the unemployed every day.

People feel betrayed by a government that has sold its soul.

They are looking for leadership and hope.

They are looking for people to bring forward ideas about the future.

They want real solutions and are demanding new... Free article

‘16 Days of Action’ to Combat Domestic Abuse – Starts November 25th

21 November 2010

By Justin Frewen of Irish Left Review

One in five Irish women have suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of their former or current spouse or partner

Given the high incidence of domestic violence in Ireland, the majority of us will know someone who has been abused

IN the midst of the current recession, it is crucial we do not forget those amongst us who most need our... Free article

Britain's cartoonists on Ireland's crisis

19 November 2010

YES we need political cartoons now more than ever and this week both the Guardian’s Steve Bell and the Independent’s Dave Brown have delivered humorous political commentaries on the unnecessary and ill-thought-out brinksmanship by Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan.

However, for the Daily Express it seems that we are back to the Paddy-bashing in cartoon form examined so well in... Free article

Lying bankers and the Regulator

19 November 2010

THERE is something seriously wrong with our institutional banks who constantly failing to tell the truth.

It was disclosed on Wednesday 17th  at a Dáil committee meeting that the banks are not giving NAMA the information they require. With everything that has gone wrong with the banking system, be it overcharging (constantly), DIRT inquiries, free loans to politicians... the list... Free article

Irish Times Editorial on the crisis and the fight for freedom – 'Was it for this?'

18 November 2010

Irish Times Editorial – 'Was it for this?'

Thursday, November 18, 2010

IT MAY seem strange to some that The Irish Times would ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side. There is the shame of it all. Having obtained our political independence from Britain... Free article

Nobody trusts this Fianna Fáil Government – Gerry Adams

17 November 2010

SPEAKING at Leinster House today, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said the Fianna Fáil-led Government is wrong to try and saddle citizens with 80 billion to 100 billion euros of bank debt.
Gerry was meeting with Sinn Féin TDs and other elected reps to discuss the ongoing economic crisis and Sinn Féin’s critically-acclaimed alternative to the Consensus for Cuts backed by Fianna... Free article

Thursday: An Phoblacht columnist Robbie Smyth is ‘Challenging the Consensus’

16 November 2010


Ireland in Crisis: Challenging the Consensus

Meeting 2

Mary Murphy (Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth)

Robbie Smyth (An Phoblacht columnist)

8pm, Thursday 18th November 2010

Ionad an Phiarsaigh

The Pearse Centre

27 Pearse Street

Dublin 2


Mary Murphy and Robbie Smyth to debate the Irish economic, social, and political... Free article

Badtelly – Paul Williams's 'Badfellas' (RTÉ TV)

16 November 2010

Reviewed by Mícheál Mac Donncha

RTÉ has now joined TV3, The Sunday World and the News of the World in its expansive and sensationalist coverage of ‘gangland’ crime. The common link is Paul Williams, formerly of the Sunday World and now one of Bertie Ahern’s fellow ‘muppets in the cupboard’ in the News of the World.

Williams’s latest work of fantasy was the first episode of... Free article

Donegal by-election: Fianna Fáil runner’s crisis

16 November 2010

IF Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill were to win the by-election in Donegal South-West, he will vote for one of the severest  budgets that this state has ever faced, The rhetoric espoused  by Brian at the convention must be exposed. His assessment that this election is about local politics is absolute nonsense.

This is a national crisis first and foremost, with a Fianna Fáil... Free article

Beat the ‘X Factor’ to Christmas Number 1 – music video

15 November 2010

CAPTAIN SKA'S very catchy song in which the band let us know in no uncertain terms their views about the ConDem Coalition Government’s plan of public spending cuts.

Captain Ska 'Liar, Liar' for Xmas 2010 No1 is on Facebook

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