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1 June 2017 Edition

Does Claire Hanna think she’s a better Irishwoman than Constance Markievicz?

1 June 2017

THE BBC Newsnight round-table discussion between the North’s main parties on Tuesday 17 May demonstrated that the SDLP hierarchy would sooner see pro-Brexit, pro-austerity, pro-partition, unionist MPs take their seat in the House of Commons than see Irish republicans elected by people who voted for them on an openly abstentionist platform. Free article

Arlene, Leo and who’s Saudi now?

1 June 2017

ARLENE FOSTER looked increasingly uncomfortable on BBC’s The View when repeatedly questioned by Mark Carruthers about possible connections between the DUP’s very expensive wraparound pro-Brexit ad in a free newspaper not distributed in the North and a former Saudi Arabia Intelligence figure with links to the Saudi royals. Free article

Mayo’s heroes

1 June 2017

The National Hunger Strike Commemoration takes place in the home county of Seán 'Jack' McNeela, Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg on Sunday 13 August – main speaker former hunger striker Gerry Kelly MLA Free article

Caithfear Deireadh a Chur leis an tSoláthar Díreach

1 June 2017

IS IN OLCAS atá cursaí gaibhte sna h-ionaid Soláthar Díreach (Direct Provision) in Éireann, seachas í bhfeabhas, ó foilsíodh tuarascáil McMahon agus gur cuireadh an tAcht Cosanta Idirnáisiúnta i bhfeidhm. Tá gá díriú anois arís ar an mhí-úsáid institiúideach seo agus caithfear dul i mbun feachtais arís chun deireadh a chur leis ar fad. Free article

Behind the death of Volunteer Brendan O’Callaghan lies the intrigue of Britain’s Dirty War

1 June 2017

IRA VOLUNTEER Brendan O’Callaghan was shot dead by British soldiers lying in ambush on 23 April 1977 in the car park of The Hunting Lodge bar on Belfast’s Stewartstown Road. Free article

New Taoiseach, same old Fine Gael

1 June 2017

MAY was a month in Leinster House that saw an enormous shift in the political landscape with the resignation of Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael and as Taoiseach from the beginning of June. 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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Pointless Journey

1 June 2017

IT’S SAD to see what a truly pointless exercise this film eventually is when it had so much potential with two seasoned and talented actors playing two huge political characters in Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. Free article

The republican roots of the Irish public sector

1 June 2017

WHEN I GET ON A BUS in the morning I see the service as a tangible manifestation of the thinking of Fintan Lalor, Wofe Tone, the 1916 leaders and the first Sinn Féin government of 1919. It might seem silly when you see this written down but this is your bus, your public sector, your right to the sovereignty of the nation. Free article

If Europe won’t protect our fisheries, the Irish Government must

1 June 2017

SINN FÉIN MEP Liadh Ní Riada has just been appointed by the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament as their Brexit Rapporteur for Fisheries. Writing exclusively for An Phoblacht this month, Liadh outlines the danger posed to the Irish fishing industry by Brexit, what needs to be done to prevent disaster and beyond Brexit, and why the EU needs major reform of its fishing policy. Free article

Collusion was not an illusion

1 June 2017

AS Sinn Féin MEP for the North, I have brought families of British state violence and their advocates on delegations to Brussels and Strasbourg on four separate occasions. Free article


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