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1 September 2014 Edition

David Cameron and unionist parties reinforcing political logjams, Gerry Adams warns

1 September 2014

THE lack of evidence of any intention by the British Government or the unionist leaderships to engage in real negotiations commencing in September presents the political process with “its greatest challenge since the Good Friday Agreement negotiations in 1998”, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has warned. Free article

When leadership matters

1 September 2014

ALBERT REYNOLDS, Taoiseach from February 1992 to November 1994, passed away after a long illness on 21 August, just ten days before the 20th anniversary of what has been hailed by the mainstream media as his greatest political achievement – his role in the Peace Process leading to the IRA’s complete cessation of military operations on 31 August 1994. Free article

David Cameron and unionist parties reinforcing political logjams, Gerry Adams warns

1 September 2014

THE lack of evidence of any intention by the British Government or the unionist leaderships to engage in real negotiations commencing in September presents the political process with “its greatest challenge since the Good Friday Agreement negotiations in 1998”, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has warned. Free article

Support the locked-out Greyhound workers

1 September 2014

THE LOCKOUT of workers at Greyhound Recycling and Recovery in Dublin enters its fourth month in September with no resolution in sight. Free article

Caithfear deireadh a chur leis

1 September 2014

TÁ GRÚPA athbhreithnithe fógartha ag an Aire Dlí & Comhionannas le féachaint ar an gcóras atá againn le h-óstaiocht a dhéanamh ar dhaoine a thagann anseo ag lorg tearmann, ar a dtugtar Cóireáil Dhíreach nó Direct Provision. Ach, ní theann an athbhreithniú teoranta atá luaite aici go dtí croi na faidhbe – sin go bhfuil an bunchóras fabhtach, mídhaonna agus ag cruthú níos mó deacrachtaí ná mar atá sé ag leigheas. Free article

What is this blanket defence of which you speak?

1 September 2014

DUBLIN made a mockery of the belief strongly held in some quarters that Monaghan would be able to smother them, restrict their ability to score goals . . . and perhaps even beat them. Free article

Unionists surrender to Tory war on the welfare state

1 September 2014

BEFORE Westminster’s summer recess, I was in London to speak to MPs and lobby groups about the impact of the Welfare Reform Act across Britain. Given that the Tory and Liberal Democrats Government and the unionist parties are adamant that this legislation will be applied in the North of Ireland, it’s important to look at the facts of just how these so-called ‘reforms’ are affecting people in Britain. Premium service article

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‘Tory welfare cuts in North would be disastrous’ – British Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn

1 September 2014

BRITISH LABOUR MP Jeremy Corbyn says that imposing Tory welfare cuts in the North would lead to increased levels of poverty and inequality. Premium service article

Stop Tory Cuts

1 September 2014

THE consequences of the Tory agenda are a real loss of income for real people. Welfare reform is an anti-poor and anti-working-class policy. It is an attack on the welfare state. Free article

The right to remember

1 September 2014

RECENTLY I have been considering what motivated an estimated 210,000 Irishmen to enlist in the British Army during the First World War. It is a question that has exercised minds in Ireland for many years, perhaps more so recently in the context of the upcoming centenary commemorations. Free article

Escalating war and preparing revolution

1 September 2014

THE OUTBREAK of the First World War had a profound effect on Ireland. Republicans and advanced nationalists prepared to make “England’s difficulty Ireland’s opportunity”. The Home Rule party began recruiting for the British Army, and the Irish Volunteers split. To give a sense of the pace of events we present them in chronological order. Premium service article

The myth of media balance

1 September 2014

HADAR GOLDIN was killed on 1 August. He was an Israeli soldier, reported as “kidnapped” across the world’s news media in Rafah, Gaza. In the hours afterwards, amid claims that Hamas had broken a tentative ceasefire with Israel, 107 Palestinians were killed in Israeli rocket and shelling attacks. I know few of the names of these 107. Free article

Irish teen Ibrahim Halawa on hunger strike in Egyptian prison

1 September 2014

OVER A YEAR has passed since 18-year-old Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in Egypt alongside his sisters Somaia, Fatima and Omaima for taking part in a protest in support of democratically-elected president Mohammed Morsi after he was ousted in a coup by the Egyptian Army. Free article


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