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4 September 2017 Edition

Tackling the Costs of Education

4 September 2017

THE COST OF EDUCATION at all levels in the 26 Counties is placing an even heavier burden on already-struggling families and making it harder to afford school and college, according to a Sinn Féin proposals in Tackling the Costs of Education, published in August. Free article

The bittersweet fall of Kevin Myers

4 September 2017

THE FALL of pompous loudmouth and serial anti-republican whinger Kevin Myers over his attack on British TV and radio stars undeniably brought a feeling of schadenfreude among many, including ersthwile colleagues. Free article

Conspóid Cúram Leanaí i gConamara

4 September 2017

TÁ CUID mhaith cainte tarraingthe le cúpla seachtain anuas maidir le ionad cúram leanaí i gConamara a dtugtar an Ionad Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh, nó An Crann Taca air. Ionad lán Ghaeilge atá anseo, a chuireann seirbhísí éagsúla luathoideachais agus cúram leanaí ar fáil i gceantar Chois Fharraige. Ach, tá míshásamh imeasc roinnt mhaith tuismitheoirí agus daoine sa bpobal maidir leis an gcaoi a bhfuil siad ag dul i mbun a gcuid oibre. Free article

Now is the time to deliver Irish unity

4 September 2017

GERRY KELLY MLA, former Hunger Striker and political prisoner in England and Ireland, paid tribute at the National Hunger Strike Commemoration to all the republican activists and their families who have given so much to the struggle for a reunited Ireland and an Irish Republic based on the principles of the 1916 Rising. Free article

The Protestant tradition and the fight for the Republic

4 September 2017

FOR most Northern nationalists, talk of Protestant culture evokes images of coat-trailing Orange marches set on provoking and belittling local nationalist communities in pursuit of the old certainties of Protestant supremacy and discrimination against Catholics. Free article

The SDLP Lost in Space

4 September 2017

CENTURIES AGO, people believed that the Earth was the centre of the Universe, that the Sun rose and set around our world because it was ‘set in place by God’. Free article

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What would Thomas Davis think now?

4 September 2017

I’M CERTAIN that Thomas Davis would have been on Twitter. And I reckon that the 19th century political activist, writer, Young Irelander and co-founder of The Nation newspaper would have had a Facebook page and followers on Instagram and Snapchat too. Premium service article

The struggles and politics of Travellers in neoliberal Ireland

4 September 2017

ON 1 MARCH 2017, Traveller ethnicity was officially recognised by the Irish Government. This decision lagged almost two decades behind both Britain and the Six Counties. Free article

Comortas? Mó Thóin!

4 September 2017

SÉ ‘COMORTAS’ an focal reatha ag trachtairí eacnamaíochta, agus réiteach é dar leó ar gach fadb eacnamaíochta freisin. Free article

The Smashing of the Van – 150th anniversary

4 September 2017

THOMAS KELLY was a native of County Galway who emigrated to the United States, joined the Irish nationalist Emmet Monument Association, worked as a printer, and enlisted in the Union Army at the start of the American Civil War. He rose to the rank of colonel and after the war became involved in the Fenian movement. Free article


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