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1 February 2016 Edition

NIO political vetting - A licence to kill?

1 February 2016

On 27 June 1985, the then British Secretary of State in the North, Douglas Hurd stood up in the British parliament to say he was satisfied that people working in certain community groups across the North had links to “paramilitary organisations” and it would be a “grave risk” to fund these groups as it would have the effect of furthering the aims of these “paramilitary organisations”. Free article

Irish4Israel – Waving the flag of oppression

1 February 2016

“BECAUSE HATING JEWS is no longer ‘politically correct’, hating Israel is the ‘correct’ way to hate Jews now”, the masthead of Irish4Israel’s official Facebook page ridiculously claims, but it illustrates how the rabidly Zionist group intentionally conflates opposition to the Israeli state’s aggression with anti-Semitism. Premium service article

Sustainable food security

1 February 2016

A food harvest for 2020 is a great idea if it is produced sustainably and contributes to the nation’s health and security, argues Robert Allen Free article

Cé – is Céard- atá Freagarthach as na Tuilte?

1 February 2016

IS TRUAMHÉILEACH é gan dabht cás na ndaoine a bhfuil a gcuid tithe, feirmeacha nó gnóanna sciosta ag na tuilte. Agus tá an scéal níos measa fós ar ndóigh sna cásanna nach annamha sin nach bhfuil árachas ar fáil. Free article

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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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Finance in trouble again?

1 February 2016

THE rates research team at the Royal Bank of Scotland issued an investment note to their clients on 8 January 2016 that contained a simple if somewhat stark message. It ran to 55 pages but can be summed up in three simple words: get out now. Free article

Beware of the Dark Side

1 February 2016

“THERE ARE no heroes,” said my friend Jackie. His laconic remark was made with customary nonchalance. Clipped from a conversation in a different context years ago, his point has stayed with me. Recalling in detail long-past exchanges is a faculty I inherited from my late mother. Free article

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