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14 June 2007 Edition

Bodenstown 2007 : A rally for the 'Republican people of Ireland'

14 June 2007

Chair of the National Commemorations Committee FRANCIE MOLLOY talks to ELLA O'DWYER about the plans for the upcoming Bodenstown Commemoration, the theme of the 1950s campaign which is central to this year's event and about the vital importance of remembering. Free article

The Mary Nelis Column

14 June 2007

Yes it will be a battle a day, and the battle lines are already drawn. The Sinn Féin motion to the Assembly proposing the establishment of a working party to examine the question of the under representation of women in that male dominated establishment was rejected and instead members voted in favour of a DUP amendment encouraging gender equality, something that unionists of whatever hue have singularly failed to embrace with the exception of the politically rich DUP husband and wife teams. Free article

OPINION : Decision to drop economic policies during election, foolish

14 June 2007

Five years ago, in the aftermath of the 2002 General Election, I pointed out in this paper that we had contested that election with a manifesto that made little or no economic sense. Our spending commitments vastly outweighed our revenue generating proposals and the reality was that while our manifesto was a radical document in itself, the numbers did not add up and it was not a credible proposal for government. Free article

SIPTU event marks centenary of Dockers' strike

14 June 2007

'Larkin and 1907', an event organised by SIPTU to mark the centenary of the Belfast Dockers' Strike took place in Dublin City Hall on Monday evening. The 1907 strike, which marked the beginnings of James Larkin's union agitation in Ireland, was one of the seminal events in Irish trade union history. A number of events have already taken place to mark the centenary, most of these taking place in Belfast. Free article

OPINION : Strategy not to blame for election disappointment

14 June 2007

Dublin Mid West representative JOANNE SPAIN responds to Eoin Ó Broin's analysis of the general election in last week's An Phoblacht. Free article

Cúlchaint

14 June 2007

Cén praghas an chumhacht? An bhfuil Comhaontas Glas réidh a bpolasaí a dhíol ar son dhá airí sa rialtas nua? An ligfidh siad do na saighdiúirí Poncánacha landáil in Aerfort na Sionainne mar is gnách? An ligfidh siad do thógalaithe bóthar a thógáil trí Theamhair na Ríthe agus an tír a scriosadh le SUV's? Free article

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An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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The Resistance Campaign 50 years on

14 June 2007

Mícheál MacDonncha continues a monthly series marking the 50th anniversary of the IRA's Resistance Campaign - more widely known as the Border Campaign - which commenced in December 1956. The series will be based on the monthly republican newspaper of the time An tÉireannach Aontaithe/The United Irishman. Free article

Film review : Emotional drama set against background of Falklands War

14 June 2007

I love Shane Meadows. He is one of the few film makers that has consistently told working class stories in a truthful, funny way and recognised the beauty in the people and places he films. He may well be the only one. A Room for Romeo Brass is the most sensitive, startling and downright daft look at young British working class life I've ever seen. So he's good then. And on paper This is England should have been the perfect opportunity for another winner. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

14 June 2007

I suppose it is a measure of the gap between the current expectations of Dublin hurling followers and those who have a peripheral interest centred on the footballers that the latter thought that Dublin "only" getting beaten by a point by Wexford was good. Free article

Media View

14 June 2007

Media speculation on the post-election possibilities in the 26 Counties has concentrated entirely on the arithmetic of the various options. There has been no discussion whatever of the strategic or policy choices facing the different parties. Free article


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