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4 November 2012 Edition

Martin McGuinness: ‘A united Ireland is inevitable’

4 November 2012

AN PHOBLACHT last interviewed MARTIN McGUINNESS during his election campaign for President of Ireland. One year on – after coming a very creditable third of seven candidates and winning twice as many votes as Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell – Martin spoke to us about the political state of play. Free article

A rail network that works

4 November 2012

NEW MEP Martina Anderson is driving ahead with a plan to secure EU funding for an effective and efficient all-Ireland rail network for passengers and freight. Free article

Seoladh ‘An Cabaire’ | Launching ‘An Cabaire’

4 November 2012

‘OIREACHTAS NA GAEILGE’ is ea ceiliúradh bliantúil ar ealaín dúchasach na hÉireann. Bíonn comórtais éagsúil ar siúl idir rince ar an sean-nós, agallaimh beirte, lúibíní, ceol agus gan dabht amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós. An buaic phointe don Oireachtas is ea ‘Corn Uí Riada’ comórtas amhránaíochta ar an sean-nós, is comórtas é atá án éileamh ar agus bíonn ár gcairde Gaelach ar fuaid na cruinne ag éisteacht leis beo ar Raidió na Gaeltachta. Free article

Merkel bursts the balloon of Government self-deception

4 November 2012

THE GOVERNMENT has been left reeling and in disarray after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s curt dismissal of the idea of any retrospective easing of our bank bail-out conditions. Premium service article

‘We will continue to work for the release of these prisoners’

4 November 2012

THE INJUSTICE of the continued imprisonment of Marian Price, Gerry McGeough and Martin Corey is a thorn in the side of the Peace Process and a blatant abuse of power by the British state. The cases go totally against the spirit of the Good Friday and Weston Park Agreements and only serve to bolster those groups who want to see it destroyed. Free article

TG4 reveals scandalous secret council deals with developers

4 November 2012

Secret deals and agreements between Dublin City Council management and developers, the misuse of the Compulsory Purchase Order process to benefit one developer, and the deception of the public and public representatives, all featured in the revelations Premium service article

Fishermen fight EU dumping disgrace

4 November 2012

KILMORE QUAY PIER, Wexford, Thursday 4 October: more than 200 happy people cram onto the jetty to pick up some lovely free monkfish courtesy of the Saltee’s Quest skipper, Jimmy Byrne, and owner Seamus O’Flaherty. EU law currently says that any fish caught that exceed the restrictive quotas place on fishermen have to be dumped at sea. Skipper Jimmy Byrne refuses to do so and told the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) he would be leaving it on the pier for them to dipsose of or people to collect and take home free of charge. By doing this Jimmy is accused of breaking the law and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions over his actions. He could get a criminal cinviction. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY met Jimmy and Seamus onboard the Saltee’s Quest at Kilmore Quay to get their side of the story. Free article

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Gerry Kelly – Building peace in North Belfast and the South China Sea

4 November 2012

A UNIQUE INSIGHT into conflict resolution was brought into the Philippines talks process by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly, a former IRA prisoner in England and the H-Blocks, now a member of the Stormont Assembly and a junior minister at the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister. Free article

Dlí amháin do na hÉireannnaigh agus dlí eile do na mionlaigh

4 November 2012

‘THUG MÉ VÓTA cheana dhuit, ach ní bhfaighfidh arís uaim é’, a deir ‘Karen’ ina litir. ‘Níl ionat ach ‘goody, goody’ atá ag briseadh do chroí ar son ‘tincéirí’ agus ‘teifigh’. Ba cheart go mbeadh ciall agat’. Premium service article

It is important that young people have a voice in the Assembly

4 November 2012

BORN UNDER THE SHADOW of Slieve Gullion into the most miltarised area of western Europe, Megan Fearon was barely three years old when the first cessation of the armed campaign came around. Free article

Chumbawamba: Christy Moore was a huge influence

4 November 2012

Chumbawamba's ever-present ALLAN ‘BOFF’ WHALLEY (vocals, guitar, ukelele and clarinet) spoke to JOHN HEDGES about their turbulent, tubthumping three decades since 1982 beating the drum for fun and giving another dimension to political action in words and music. Free article

Enda Kenny pressed to support Border poll

4 November 2012

24 HOURS after Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, Gerry Adams told the Dáil he was disappointed that Taoiseach Enda Kenny still refuses to support a poll for a united Ireland under the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

‘Women in Politics’ event headlines news-makers

4 November 2012

IRISH DAILY STAR Political Correspondent Catherine Halloran, Siobhán O’Donoghue (Director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland), and Eoin Murray of the National Women’s Council of Ireland were the keynote speakers at a ‘Women in Politics’ forum for Sinn Féin in Dublin hosted by the National Women’s Council. Free article


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