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30 March 2015 Edition

Easter 1916 and the Irish Republic

30 March 2015

THE EASTER RISING is one of the great watershed moments in Irish history. It transformed politics and the public mood. Free article

SDLP stands idly by as DUP/UUP axis threatens progressive politics

30 March 2015

SDLP LEADER Alasdair McDonnell has made “a monumental strategic blunder” by refusing point-blank Martin McGuinness’s invitation to discuss the Westminster election pact by the Democratic Unionist Party and the Ulster Unionist Party, Gerry Adams has said. Free article

Every vote will count

30 March 2015

THE NEWS that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) have reached a deal to run a single candidate in four of the North’s Westminster constituencies for the 7 May general election has left commentators and political opponents bemused. Seen as a unity pact, observers see the electoral pact as a good deal for the DUP but most are puzzled as to what the UUP will gain. Free article

Shouting in the service of the system

30 March 2015

EAMONN McCANN’S Irish Times articles are an odd thing. His casual disregard for the facts is matched only by his willingness to join the Establishment chorus against Sinn Féin. Free article

Needs of abuse victims should be above party politics

30 March 2015

CRIMES of sexual abuse against anyone – children or adults, women or men – are appalling crimes that should be dealt with by the appropriate authorities. Victims should be provided with all the necessary supports by expert agencies; allegations should be handled by the police and rigorously investigated. Free article

‘Free Otegi – Free them all’

30 March 2015

GERRY ADAMS, Desmond Tutu, Harold Good, Mairead Maguire, Ken Livingstone, Leila Khaled and Tariq Ali are among a host of worldwide peace process activists who have signed the ‘International Declaration to Free Arnaldo Otegi and Bring All Basque Political Prisoners Home’. Free article

Níl saoi gan locht fiú Uachtarán Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh

30 March 2015

TÁ AN DEARCADH coitianta ann gur eagraíochtaí iad na hollscoileananna atá lán de shaineolaithe ó thaobh chuile chineál ábhar acadúil de, daoine a thuigeann cearta agus cothrom na féinne agus meas acu dá réir ar na cearta sin – ach, léiríonn an méid atá ag tarlú in Ollscoil Éireann, Gaillimh (OÉG) le tamall anuas a mhalairt d’íomhá don ollscoil áirithe sin. Free article

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1916 Easter Commemorations 2015

30 March 2015

Attend your local Easter commemoration | Téigh chun do chumhneachán Cásca áitiúl Free article

Reclaim the vision of 1916

30 March 2015

IN 1990, frustrated by official Ireland’s obvious lack of interest in marking the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a group of concerned citizens came together to launch ‘Reclaim the Spirit of Easter 1916’, which had the objective of commemorating and celebrating that seminal historical event. For strong personal reasons, I decided to join this initiative. Over many years I found myself dismayed by an intellectual atmosphere that had developed in the country which appeared to be driven by a kind of self-loathing. Free article

1969 Liosta Laochra na Poblachta – Republican Roll of Honour 2015

30 March 2015

Fuair siad bás ar son saoirse na hÉireann – They died for Irish freedom Free article

Roll of Remembrance 2015

30 March 2015

Honour Ireland's Patriot Dead – Wear an Easter Lily Free article

Republicans in confident mood as elections loom

30 March 2015

THERE WAS TWO DAYS of passionate and, at times, heated debate at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in the Millennium Forum in Derry in March as party activists and representatives considered and voted on more than 200 motions. Topics as varied as the Peace Process, the Irish language, international affairs and party development were thrashed out at the party’s annual Ard Fheis, held in the Maiden City for the first time. One of the highlights of the conference was the decision to overwhelmingly rule out entering Government in the South as a junior partner to either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. An Phoblacht columnist and Councillor Eoin Ó Broin articulated the beliefs held by many when he said: Premium service article

Derry show of strength rattles Southern Establishment

30 March 2015

WITH MORE than 2,000 people packed into the Millennium Forum in Derry, the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis was the biggest political show of strength in recent years. From inside Derry’s walls, a very clear message was sent to the Southern Establishment – that Sinn Féin wants to lead in government, North and South. Premium service article


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