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29 July 2012 Edition

‘I have never needed you more than I need you now’

29 July 2012

National Hunger Strike Commemoration, Dungiven, County Derry | Home of H-Blocks Hunger Strike Martyr Kevin Lynch. On the eve of the National Hunger Strike Commemoration, GERALD LYNCH, Kevin’s brother, spoke to DALE MOORE about Kevin, his early life, his political involvement and his legacy. Premium service article

A brush with history

29 July 2012

Mural artist and sign writer Ivan Daniel emigrated to Ireland at the turn of the century from St Paul, Minnesota. He says that, as an artist and sign writer, he is trying to use his work to “reawaken the dormant spirit of resistance and activism that we know is inherently still there in Dubliners”. Free article

Leadership and vision remain essential

29 July 2012

CONFLICT RESOLUTION and peace building never conform to zero-sum terms or outcomes. Our own experience shows it’s much more complex than that. Free article

The first Sinn Féin Mayor in Dublin since the Tan War

29 July 2012

CATHAL KING made history on 19 June when he became the first Sinn Féin mayor in Dublin since the Tan War. Cathal has made a name for himself in his home constituency of Tallaght South as a no-nonsense councillor deeply committed to standing up for ordinary people. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY caught up with him at South Dublin County Council to find out more about the new mayor and his plans for the fourth-largest population centre in the 26 Counties after Dublin City, Cork County Council and Fingal County Council. Premium service article

Developing a culture of tolerance and respect

29 July 2012

WHEN Sinn Féin were first approached Tierna Cunnigham about taking on the role as Deputy Mayor of Belfast, her first thoughts were of Marie Moore, the first Sinn Féin woman to hold the position. Marie died in March 2009. Premium service article

Beauty and the media beast

29 July 2012

SOMETIMES, being a woman is hard. There are so many inequalities between men and women in today’s society that if I were to talk about each and every one of them, this article would be so long that I could probably copy and paste it to a word document, print it, send it to a publisher and make a hugely riveting and success novel out of it called ‘Why Bitches Be Crazy . . . At Gender Inequality And The Downfalls Of The Modern Day Gender Binary’. It might not be as successful as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ but not every book can be about bondage and sexually aggressive men, okay? (You perverts!) Premium service 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.

Buy An Phoblacht magazine here

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Israel cannot reconcile democracy with occupation

29 July 2012

HIKMAT AJJURI is a man deeply committed to his work representing Palestine abroad. As the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland he has travelled to every corner of this island to highlight the ongoing occupation of his country and outline solutions to the conflict. He received a standing ovation for his speech at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Killarney. I meet him shortly after he spoke. Premium service article

Underlining partition

29 July 2012

FOLLOWING the review of unionist and Orange volunteers at Balmoral in Belfast on 9 April 1912 (Easter Tuesday) by Edward Carson and Bonar Law, leader of the Conservative Party, the unionist leadership began to think of an oath of loyalty to the unionist cause that would strengthen unionist opposition to home rule. In a conversation between James Craig MP (a senior member of the unionist leadership) and BWD Montgomery (Secretary of the Ulster Club in Belfast), Montgomery suggested using the Scottish 1643 Solemn League and Covenant as a model for their oath. Thomas Sinclair, a leading member of the Ulster Unionist Council, was then given the task of writing the first draft. Prior to its adoption by the Ulster Unionist Council, the final draft of the Covenant was submitted to the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches and the Church of Ireland for their consent and approval. Premium service article

Todhchaí na Gaeltachta

29 July 2012

D’FHÁILTIGH Conradh na Gaeilge agus Guth na Gaeltachta roimh fhoilsiú An Bhille Gaeltachta 2012, ach creideann go bhfuil go leor leasuithe le déanamh agus ceisteanna le freagairt air maidir leis na pleananna Gaeilge atá ag a chroílár. Tá gach cuma ar an scéal go mbeidh an reachtaíocht is tábhachtaí ó thaobh na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta de le trí scór bliain anuas á bhrú trí Thithe an Oireachtais roimh bhriseadh an tsamhraidh. Premium service article

1972 – A summer of tragedy

29 July 2012

1972 was the most tragic year with the highest number of deaths and injuries in the modern Irish conflict. It was a major turning point that was to determine political and military events for years to come. Premium service article


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