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5 August 2013 Edition

Hunger Strike Commemoration – The revolution has always been in the hands of the young

5 August 2013

'The other people in the room covered the spectrum of ages of the ten men who died in Long Kesh in 1981 – not one had reached their 30th birthday' Free article

The IRA at the movies

5 August 2013

The IRA on Film and Television. By Mark Connelly. McFarland & Company, North Carolina, USA. Price £46.95 Premium service article

Heritage Minister’s decision part preserves historic 1916 site

5 August 2013

ON 16 July, TDs were finally allowed by developers to tour the National Monument at Moore Street, having previously been refused entry by developer Chartered Land on a number of occasions. Free article

Scéal TG4 leiriú eile de neamhshuim an rialtais

5 August 2013

NÍL aon argóint faoi ach sé TG4 an bealach telefíse is fearr in Éirinn. Cé go bhfuil buiséad an stáisiún srianta go mor, tá saibhreas cláchacha dhá gcur amach aige a chuireann náire ar RTÉ, UTV, TV3 is ar oile. Premium service article

The Battle for Moore Street

5 August 2013

I MEET Jim Connolly Heron – the great grandson of James Connolly – and Save Moore Street campaign spokesperson Patrick Cooney in Leinster House. Just four days earlier they were due to visit the National Monument on Moore Street alongside TDs Gerry Adams, Mícheál Martin, Joe Costello and Maureen O’Sullivan to see for themselves the awful condition the terrace is in. At the last minute, developer Chartered Land refused permission for them to visit, declaring the presence of Jim and Patrick was unacceptable. It was the third time that leaders of political parties have been denied access. Free article

The Lockout’s legacy of struggle is needed now

5 August 2013

AUGUST marks the centenary of the Great Lockout of 1913, when bosses in Dublin locked thousands of workers out of their jobs because the workers refused to sign a pledge not to join the Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union. 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 Dublin Lockout – On the eve

5 August 2013

This article was published in The Irish Worker, newspaper of the Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union, on 30 August 1913, at the start of the Great Lockout. Free article

‘Trade unions must roll up their sleeves and get active’

5 August 2013

MEETING John Douglas in his General Secretary’s office at the Mandate trade union HQ in Parnell Square is an education in history itself. Premium service article

IMF insider blows the cover on failure of austerity

5 August 2013

THE IMF’s former Chief of Mission to Ireland, Ashoka Mody, certainly put the cat among the pigeons when he stridently criticised the EU-imposed policy of austerity, suggested that there should be no more ‘fiscal adjustment’ for three years, and argued that the alternative to austerity and poverty was growth and development. Free article

Colluding in state cover-ups

5 August 2013

THE ‘revelation’ by a police watchdog investigation that the Historical Enquiries Team – set up in 2005 to re-examine 3,260 killings in the conflict – probed cases involving the British Army with “less rigour” and with casual disregard to normal practices is confirmation by a British state agency of what nationalists have known down the decades since the 1960s. Premium service article


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