AP March 2015 front

2 March 2015 Edition

1916 centenary programme of events launched

2 March 2015

THERE could be no more fitting place for the launch in February of Sinn Féin’s nationwide ‘Programme of 1916 Commemorative Events’ than Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin, where the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan were founded. And it could have had a no more fitting audience than descendants of the men and women of the 1916 Easter Rising joining Sinn Féin and the Ambassadors of the revolutionary states of Palestine, South Africa and Cuba. Free article

1916 centenary programme of events launched

2 March 2015

THERE could be no more fitting place for the launch in February of Sinn Féin’s nationwide ‘Programme of 1916 Commemorative Events’ than Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin, where the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan were founded. And it could have had a no more fitting audience than descendants of the men and women of the 1916 Easter Rising joining Sinn Féin and the Ambassadors of the revolutionary states of Palestine, South Africa and Cuba. Free article

Taoiseach – Time to go / Free the Five – Axe the Tax

2 March 2015

FINE GAEL and Labour are struggling not just to maintain their poll ratings – their credibility with voters is wearing thin too. Free article

St Mary’s funding cut blocked by Executive

2 March 2015

HIGH MARKS and high fives to the energetic and imaginative campaigners who got the North’s Executive to block a move by Department of Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry to cut funding to St Mary’s Teacher Training College in west Belfast. Free article

SIPTU community workers fight privatisation

2 March 2015

SIPTU members working in the Local and Community Development Sector held a protest outside the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) in Dublin on Wednesday 18 February to highlight the Government’s drive to privatise community social inclusion programmes (SICAP). Free article

Michelle Gildernew for Fermanagh & South Tyrone

2 March 2015

MICHELLE GILDERNEW, the Sinn Féin candidate in May’s Westminster elections and the sitting MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, hopes to win again and this time be joined other republican women. Premium service article

Letting go of old ways of thinking

2 March 2015

FEW THINGS strengthen my appreciation of our island home more than being away for a while. Other countries have their attractions but not the strength of attachment to places, and most especially to the people I love. Premium service article

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Pat Finucane, Belfast human rights lawyer – The assassination that won’t go away

2 March 2015

Pat Finucane’s law firm partner, Peter Madden, accused the de Silva Report of wrongly exonerating the British Army’s agent-handling Force Research Unit of any part in the killing of Pat Finucane Free article

No peace without women

2 March 2015

‘DEALING WITH THE PAST’ – how many times have we heard that phrase in recent times? Indeed, it has dominated the political agenda and been centre-stage at talks, sparking intense debate. To date, we have never acknowledged in a meaningful way the differential impact the conflict has had on women. Premium service article

Mise agus mo Dhia

2 March 2015

TÁ PRÍOMHCHEILIÚRADH na heaglaise Críostaí ag teannadh linn agus muid in aimsir an charghais agus daoine ag ullmhú don Cháisc. Is ar na laochra ar láir a bhíonn poblachtánaithe ag díriú aimsir na Cásca go príomha, ach le déanaí tá an gaol idir an stát agus an Eaglais faoi chaibidil níos minicí agus níos tréana agus níl aon mheath le teacht air an bplé sin as seo go ceann bliana, ach a mhalairt. Free article

Ground-breaking summit in Fermanagh on fracking

2 March 2015

A HIGH-POWERED Anti-Fracking Conference held in County Fermanagh on Friday 20 February heard experts condemn fracking as a dangerous practice that raises the “serious threat of serious or irreversible harm to humans or the environment”. Premium service article

Decent pay for decent work

2 March 2015

TRANSFORMING society and ending of the phenomenon of the working poor needs a strong workers’ movement which encompasses trade unions, political parties and progressive groups, says Sinn Féin Workers’ Rights spokesperson Senator David Cullinane. Free article

Alternative to JobBridge ‘cheap labour’ scheme

2 March 2015

Sinn Féin proposals call for tailored internships developed in co-operation with trade unions and Education & Training Boards with employers supported to be best mentors they can be Free article


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