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11 April 2016 Edition

Sinn Féin is hungry for change but not thirsty for power

11 April 2016

THE DÁIL GENERAL ELECTION saw gains for those on the left of the Labour Party. The Right2Water movement brought tens of thousands onto the streets and politicised many. The economic crash of 2008/2009 raised the political consciousness of the people with the Establishment parties’ vote dropping as a consequence. Free article

1916 Easter Rising commemoration at Stormont

11 April 2016

HISTORY WAS MADE at Stormont on Wednesday 23 March when Sinn Féin held a commemoration to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in the building’s Long Gallery. Free article

1916 memorial wall including British forces ‘inappropriate and insulting’, say Rising relatives

11 April 2016

A MEMORIAL WALL unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 1916 Rising that lists British crown forces who died crushing the rebellion alongside Irish freedom fighters and civilian fatalities has been criticised as inappropriate by the 1916 Relatives’ Association, Sinn Féin and other organisations. Free article

Inspired by 1916

11 April 2016

WE ARE living in historic times. The centenary year of the 1916 Rising. The highest number of Sinn Féin TDs returned to the Dáil in recent years. A strong team of Sinn Féin MLAs in the Assembly seeking a renewed mandate to not just defend the most vulnerable against the Tories at Westminster and at Stormont but to build a better future for all our communities. And this year is also the 35th anniversary of the H-Blocks Hunger Strike in Long Kesh – the crucible of a traumatic personal and political period in modern Irish history that resonated across the globe and will have ramifications for centuries to come. Free article

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2016 – Join the Rising

11 April 2016

THE 2016 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin during the Easter Rising Centenary Year – just weeks after the party’s most successful Dáil election ever and only a fortnight before new elections for the Assembly as Stormont – will be one of the party’s most important gatherings in the current political climate. What gives it added poignancy is that the Ard Fheis on Friday and Saturday 22/23 April takes place on the eve of the actual 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising – 24 April. Free article

NAMA jewel thieves go free

11 April 2016

‘VULTURES’ AND ‘PEOPLE’ are the two words you won’t find on the website of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). Yet, as NAMA enters the final years of operations, these are the key terms many are using to describe its impacts. The vultures are circling, and the last group considered in the agency’s operations are the Irish people. Premium service article

Tithíocht stáit an t-aon leigheas ar an bhfadhb!

11 April 2016

MÁS MALL is mithid mar sin fhéin go n-aithnítear anois go bhfuil géarchéim tithíochta againn sa stát seo. Ar ndóigh níl aon réiteach ar an bhfadhb seo ag páirtithe na Bunaíochta – Fine Gael/Labour nó Fianna Fáil; ach ar a laghad ar bith tá díospóireacht ann faoin bhfadhb is faoina leigheasanna a d’fhéadfadh a chur i bhféidhm. Free article

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Réalta an Phoblachtánachais

11 April 2016

OIDEACHAS ann féin é dul thar sáile i gcomhair comórthaí na Cásca. Bhí de phribhléíd agamsa dul go San Franciscoi mbliana agus fad is a bhí mé ann d’fhoghlaim mé faoi bheirt laoch poblachtánach a bhféadfaí ‘Blockbuster’ den chéad scoth a dhéanamh as na scéalta a bhaineann leo, ach muintir Hollywood a fháil ar bord! Free article

Unprecedented delivery by Sinn Féin in Assembly

11 April 2016

THE LAST FIVE YEARS of the Assembly at Stormont have been characterised by intense periods of headline-grabbing negotiations and less-publicised rates of unprecedented delivery. Free article

United Ireland economically beneficial to North and South

11 April 2016

SIGNIFICANT long-term improvement in the economies of both the North of Ireland and the South would result from unification, a major international economic study has found. Premium service article

Seven stand for Seanad

11 April 2016

SINN FÉIN has announced that it is standing seven candidates in the Seanad elections as the party aims to increase its current three seats in the 60-seat Upper House. Free article

Cad is Scéim Teanga ann?

11 April 2016

Ó CUIREADH Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla i bhfeidhm sa bhliain 2003, tá iachaill ar gach eagraíocht phoiblí Scéim Teanga a chur le chéile agus a shocrú leis an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i gcomhoibriú leis an gCoimisinéir Teanga. Beartas iontach gan amhras, ach conas atá ag éirí le cur i bhfeidhm na scéimeanna iúd? An ceapa páipéir amháin iad nó an bhfuil beart de réir briathar mar dlúthchuid den choincheap? An bhfuil tú sásta leis an scéim reatha i do chontae-sa? An raibh a fhios agat go raibh scéim ann fiú?  Free article

Moore Street victory

11 April 2016

THERE WERE CHEERS and handshakes all around Court 11 at the High Court in Dublin on 18 March as Justice Max Barrett announced a victory for the Save Moore Street campaign to halt ongoing demolition and remove a banner erected on the site by the Heritage Department without planning permission. Free article


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