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6 January 2013 Edition

2013 – Time for a new direction

6 January 2013

Bliain úr faoi mhaise daoibh go léir. Our country is undergoing huge changes. The Peace Process has allowed an entire generation live without conflict. This generation should now be playing its part in developing the Irish nation as we approach the centenary of 1916. Free article

Oideachas Ghaeilge le fágáil ar an ngannchuid?

6 January 2013

MÁS MAITH is mithid gan dabht go bhfuil an tAire Oideachais, Ruairí Quinn, ag iarraidh go gcuirfeadh an Eaglais Chaitliceach roinnt mhaith dena scoileanna atá faoina gcúram ar fáil le haghaidh oideachas gan creideamh i bhfianaise an líon tuismitheóirí a bhíonn ag iarraidh a leithéid. Premium service article

Act against bullying

6 January 2013

NEW MEASURES to help schools combat bullying have been put to the Dáil and Education Minister Ruairí Quinn by Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD. Free article

Dublin Sinn Féin appoints new LGBT officer

6 January 2013

DUBLIN SINN FÉIN is starting the New Year by appointing an LGBT officer to form a group of activists to develop policy, campaign and raise awareness of issues affecting the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families. Free article

Labour Left needs to present a complete alternative

6 January 2013

COLM KEAVENEY’S action in voting against the Government and his own party’s role in creating a Budget that is rightly condemned as unfair and unjust reveals that perhaps not all Labour TDs can be tarred with the same ‘right-wing, unprincipled’ brush. Premium service article

Pearse’s political journal republished

6 January 2013

PH PEARSE published a political weekly newspaper in the Irish language between March and May 1912. An Barr Bua gave a voice not only to Pearse but to other radical Irish nationalists such as Eamonn Ceannt who, like Pearse, was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Here we carry one of Pearse’s articles from An Barr Bua number 2, 23 March 1912. Entitled ‘Will Ireland be sold?’ it has obvious echoes in Irish politics today. Free article

Turf wars: ‘Trying to bulldoze communities into submission will not work’

6 January 2013

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government has a six-month window to negotiate a settlement with Ireland’s protesting turf cutters. Turf cutters in Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath and Galway (and to a lesser extent in Leitrim, Cavan, Meath, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary and Kildare) are protecting a generations-old tradition and dependency on the natural fuel. Premium service article

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Economic illiteracy, EU style

6 January 2013

CRIPPLING AUSTERITY and unlimited bank bail-outs have been the sole focus of policy in the EU. The consequences of these policies are rising unemployment, declining growth, mortgage distress, emigration, inequality, poverty – a downward spiral of social, economic and political stability. Free article

Bubbles, Bolsheviks, Bohemians and blaggards

6 January 2013

COME HERE TO ME! Dublin’s Other History is an eclectic mix of working-class history and capital culture in the rare and not so rare auld times penned by popular bloggers Donal Fallon, Sam McGrath and Ciarán Murray. Premium service article

David Rabelo sentenced to 18 years

6 January 2013

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey recently visited a jailed Colombian human rights and trade union activist who has highlighted collusion between the military, police and right-wing death squads Free article

Fás leanúnach le mothú don Ghaeilge i nDaonáireamh 2011

6 January 2013

LÉIRÍONN DAONÁIREAMH 2011 sna Sé Chontae go bhfuil fás leanúnach ann i líon na ndaoine a bhfuil cumas sa Ghaeilge acu ó bhí 2001 ann. Free article

The conflict and ‘Aftermath’

6 January 2013

Laurence McKeown is currently Co-ordinator of the ‘Aftermath’ project in County Louth which looks at the experiences of victims/survivors and those displaced by the conflict. He spoke to An Phoblacht about what he is hoping to achieve in the ‘Aftermath’ project. Free article

‘It could be people like you or me who have hit hard times’

6 January 2013

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE are finding themselves homeless and living on the streets of Ireland. Despite the increased demand this places on charitable organisations, very little extra state funding has been released to help them deal with the surge in demand. Various groups deliver food and dry clothing to people living rough. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY went out with Dublin City Sinn Féin on a soup run one rain-soaked Sunday night. Free article


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