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30 July 2009 Edition

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

30 July 2009

ONE of the most partitionist comments made by Finance Minister Brian Lenihan during the economic crisis was his call to shoppers to do their "patriotic duty" by not shopping in the North. Perhaps it is time that Brian Lenihan showed that his patriotism is more than hollow headline-grabbing rhetoric. For example, instead of undermining frontline public services such as the health and education, or penalising farmers and fishermen, he should be exploring his options in securing Ireland's natural resources for the people of Ireland. Free article

Another View BY EOIN Ó BROIN

30 July 2009

THE Commission on Taxation is due to complete its work later this week. Established in February 2008, its remit was to "review the structure, efficiency and appropriateness of the Irish taxation system". Its report was expected to help the government set the framework for tax reform for the coming decade. Its terms of reference included a commitment to "keep the overall tax burden low" and a "guarantee that the 12.5% Corporation Tax rate will remain". Free article

Cúlchaint LE EOGHAN Mac CORMAIC

30 July 2009

Ag deireadh m'alt an tseachtain seo caite luaigh mé go raibh Foras na Gaeilge díreach i ndiaidh a fhógairt go bhfuil tairiscintí á lorg acu le duine nó comhlacht a mbeadh spéis acu nuachtán seachtainiúil Gaeilge a fhoilsiú don chéad trí bhliain eile. Tá a fhios ag cách faoin am seo gur bhuaigh an comhlacht Moinéar Teo comórtas maoinithe níos luaithe i mbliana ach gur éiligh an comhlacht méadú ar an mhaoiniú chun leanúint ar aghaidh le foilsiú an nuachtáin, Foinse. Nuair nach raibh an maoiniú ar fáil dóibh tharraing siad as an chonradh a bhí ar thairiscint agus tháinig deireadh le Foinse, an dara nuachtán Gaeilge a dhún síos ó dheireadh 2008 nuair a stop an Belfast Media Group ag foilsiú Lá Nua nuair a nach raibh deontais mhaoinithe ar fáil a thuilleadh ó Fhoras na Gaeilge. Free article

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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More than a game BY MATT TREACY

30 July 2009

ARE Kerry engaged in a cunning scheme to sucker the rest of us into believing that they are washed up and with no hope of advancing any further in the championship? Well, we will find out on Monday, and Dublin will be the beneficiaries or otherwise of what transpires. It is true that Kerry have been less than convincing in their matches so far, crowned by the comprehensive defeat at the hands of Cork, who themselves were perhaps slightly fortunate to have beaten a possibly naïve Limerick team in the Munster final. Free article

Remembering the Past

30 July 2009

AS the months passed in 1919, it became clear that the British Government had no intention of recognising the Declaration of Independence adopted by the First Dáil Éireann in January. Armed conflict between the Irish people and the British Government had become inevitable and in that war intelligence would be vital. IRA leader Ernie O'Malley wrote that the RIC "functioned as an espionage corps, which for years had methodically watched and as methodically reported on every rebel or potential rebel in their district". Free article


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