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1 September 2014 Edition

Caithfear deireadh a chur leis

1 September 2014

TÁ GRÚPA athbhreithnithe fógartha ag an Aire Dlí & Comhionannas le féachaint ar an gcóras atá againn le h-óstaiocht a dhéanamh ar dhaoine a thagann anseo ag lorg tearmann, ar a dtugtar Cóireáil Dhíreach nó Direct Provision. Ach, ní theann an athbhreithniú teoranta atá luaite aici go dtí croi na faidhbe – sin go bhfuil an bunchóras fabhtach, mídhaonna agus ag cruthú níos mó deacrachtaí ná mar atá sé ag leigheas. Free article

Unionists surrender to Tory war on the welfare state

1 September 2014

BEFORE Westminster’s summer recess, I was in London to speak to MPs and lobby groups about the impact of the Welfare Reform Act across Britain. Given that the Tory and Liberal Democrats Government and the unionist parties are adamant that this legislation will be applied in the North of Ireland, it’s important to look at the facts of just how these so-called ‘reforms’ are affecting people in Britain. Premium service article

Escalating war and preparing revolution

1 September 2014

THE OUTBREAK of the First World War had a profound effect on Ireland. Republicans and advanced nationalists prepared to make “England’s difficulty Ireland’s opportunity”. The Home Rule party began recruiting for the British Army, and the Irish Volunteers split. To give a sense of the pace of events we present them in chronological order. Premium service article

The myth of media balance

1 September 2014

HADAR GOLDIN was killed on 1 August. He was an Israeli soldier, reported as “kidnapped” across the world’s news media in Rafah, Gaza. In the hours afterwards, amid claims that Hamas had broken a tentative ceasefire with Israel, 107 Palestinians were killed in Israeli rocket and shelling attacks. I know few of the names of these 107. Free article

British Army generals knew about collusion

1 September 2014

THE Ulster Defence Regiment – the largest regiment in the British Army during the conflict – definitely was “in collusion with unionist paramilitaries”. And the British Army officially admits that. Premium service article

Now is the right time – by Dawn Purvis

1 September 2014

HAVE YOU ever needed to have a difficult conversation with someone and would rather not face it? Premium service article

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Who is standing up for farmers?

1 September 2014

SOMETIMES it is said that Irish agriculture is over regulated, that people cannot farm as they used to. It is only regulated for some people because the latest crisis in beef prices makes me think that the beef processors can do what they like – that they are not subject to regulation at all. Premium service article

Barriers to women block progress

1 September 2014

IRELAND has one of the best-educated female populations in Europe: 57.9% of Irish women aged 30 to 34 have a third-level education, compared to 44% of Irish men of the same age. Now take a look at the key decision-making positions in Ireland and ask yourself why, in 2014, the majority of them are still held by men. Premium service article

Lining out for Gaza

1 September 2014

TREVOR HOGAN stands out in more ways than one. Being an Ireland rugby international, he’s big. And he isn’t afraid to stick his neck out – especially when it comes to the Israeli Occupation and the onslaught on Gaza. Premium service article

The exciting possibility of a Left government

1 September 2014

OVER the last two elections, upwards of 40% of the electorate, twice as many as previously, opted for ‘Left’ platforms. This raises the exciting possibility of a Left of centre government. Premium service article


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