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30 March 2014 Edition

Shatter should walk the plank

30 March 2014

THE SHOCK REVELATION that the Garda have been illegally recording phone calls at Garda stations for more than 30 years – coming on the same day as the sudden resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan (25 March) – has ramped up the pressure on Justice Minister Alan Shatter to also “walk the plank”, Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said. Free article

An Irish Republic worthy of the name

30 March 2014

EASTER will see thousands of Irish republicans once again honour the memory of all those who gave their lives for Irish freedom by rededicating themselves to the continuing struggle for national, social and economic freedom. Free article

Sinn Féin/An Phoblacht – YouTube hits two million mark

30 March 2014

SINN FÉIN’S YouTube account (which features news reports, interviews and other videos provided by An Phoblacht) has passed two million views – more than the combined total of all the major Irish political parties, North and South. Free article

Using smartphones for campaign video

30 March 2014

MOST modern smartphones can now record high-quality video and audio for uploading to social media networks like Youtube and Vimeo. Here are a few tips for making the best use of them. Free article

High Noon for unionism

30 March 2014

ON ST PATRICK’S DAY, Belfast Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir held a reception for Irish-language enthusiasts in City Hall. As Gaeilgeoirí arrived in family groups, or in knots of teenagers out for a bit of craic, unionist flag protesters who had gathered outside Belfast’s civic building hurled abuse at them. Premium service article

BELFAST: Sinn Féin making it a City Hall for all

30 March 2014

OVER the past year, Sinn Féin in Belfast City Council have been pushing the Council to invest £105million in new leisure facilities across Belfast. Free article

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International Women’s Day 2014 – in photos

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• Flowers for Magdalenes event Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. (Clockwise from top left) Mary Lou McDonald TD and Magdalene Laundries survivor Martina Keogh; children at a Magdalene Laundries gravestone; and flowers are placed on Magdalene Laundries graves 

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• International Women’s Day is marked in the Memorial Garden at the Roddy McCorley Club, Belfast, with a highly-successful... Free article

Martina Anderson – An MEP making a difference

30 March 2014

An Phoblacht considered itself lucky for DALE MOORE to get the opportunity to speak to Martina about herself and her past roles, her current roles and how she views May’s European elections. Premium service article

Desperate to change the subject

30 March 2014

WHAT do you do when you are losing an argument? Do you admit you are wrong? Do you concede the point? Not if you’re in Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael or Labour you don’t. Free article

Marion Steenson – Laoch imeasc na mBan

30 March 2014

MARION STEENSON (neé Murphy) is a formidable woman. She had to be. As a youthful 87-year-old, the most striking thing about meeting her is the clarity with which she recalls her upbringing in a republican household steeped in history and the fearless way in which she still espouses her beliefs without fear or favour. Free article

Morgan Kelly sets the cat among the pigeons

30 March 2014

THE UCD economist Morgan Kelly has certainly put the cat among the pigeons with his warning that a new European Central Bank ‘clean-up’ of Irish banks (a new stress test which is on the way) could force large numbers of small business throughout the state to collapse, with the loss of thousands of jobs. Premium service article

2014 Easter Commemorations and 1916 Proclamation

30 March 2014

Attend your local Easter commemoration –Téigh chun do chumhneachán Cásca áitiúl. Honour Ireland’s patriot dead – Wear an Easter Lily. Caith Lile na Cásca – Tabhair ómós do laochra na hÉireann Free article


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