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28 April 2013 Edition

Margaret Thatcher and Croke Park 2

28 April 2013

THE DEATH of Baroness Margaret Thatcher has seen the passing of the most polarising political figure in Irish and British politics since Oliver Cromwell. Free article

No one liked him... but he does care

28 April 2013

EAMON DUNPHY used to play soccer with Millwall, a club with its origins in London’s docks and whose fans’ notoriety has led them to sing: “No one likes us, we don’t care.” You might think it could have been custom-made as a motto for Eamon Dunphy. Free article

Reflections after Meath East

28 April 2013

How do we ensure we do not repeat the mistakes in government of Left republican predecessors such as Clan na Poblachta or the Workers’ Party/Democratic Left or our progressive European counterparts? Premium service article

British GOC lobbied Attorney General not to prosecute army killers

28 April 2013

Fewer than one in ten of all cases submitted to the DPP regarding shootings or assault incidents involving soldiers resulted in prosecutions Free article

Labour’s way is Frankfurt’s way

28 April 2013

Noonan’s New Deal, alas, changes very little. The deal gives us a seven-year extension to repay European and IMF loans for a debt burden that never rightly belonged to us Premium service article

You Decide – A People’s Referendum on Irish Unity

28 April 2013

The People’s Referendum kicks off in Crossmaglen and the Creggan Upper district electoral area of north Louth in coming weeks. Partition is creating real problems for many people. It is holding back economic development. The potential benefits of Irish unity are clear to see. Debating Irish unity through the process of the People’s Referendum will highlight the social and economic benefits of unity. Free article

Thatcher is dead but Thatcherism alive and well

28 April 2013

THE British Government’s Work and Pensions Minister, Iain Duncan Smith, speaking on BBC’s Radio 4 in defence of the Tory/Liberal Democrat welfare cuts claimed he could live on £53 a week. Premium service article

Christian church leaders speak out against Israeli occupation

28 April 2013

THE leaders of the three main Christian churches in Palestine took part in an Oireachtas cross-party Friends of Palestine event in Leinster House in April to speak out against the illegal Israeli occupation of their country and talk about what can be done by people in Ireland to help. Free article

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‘Light Gaza’ campaign can save lives

28 April 2013

IRISH Friends of Palestine have launched the ‘Light Gaza’ campaign to help prevent needless deaths in Gaza from fires caused by accidents by people using candles and oil lamps for light when the Israeli siege imposes blackouts, regularly switching off all the electricity. Free article

Céard tá taobh thiar den ghéarchéim sa gCoiré?

28 April 2013

TÁ SCÉAL baolach ann i gcónaí as leathinis na Coiré, agus rialtas na Coiré Thuaidh (Poblacht Dhaonlathach Phobal na Coiré nó DPRK) ag tabhairt le fios go bhfuil siad réidh le diúracáin núicléacha a chaitheamh le forsaí na Stáit Aontaithe agus fiú le Meiriocá féin. Premium service article

Dick Roche ministerial advisor forced to stand down over his H-Blocks bile

28 April 2013

STEPHEN KEARON, an advisor to Fianna Fáil Environment Minister Dick Roche and PRO for Fianna Fáil in County Wicklow, has been forced to withdraw his nomination for his party’s Ard Chomhairle and resign all the party positions he held after he said on Twitter that the H-Blocks Hunger Strikers “deservedly died painfully”. He went on to say that Bobby Sands was “burning in the eternal fires of Hell”. Free article

Free State executions continue after IRA ceasefire

28 April 2013

THE Irish Civil War, which had begun with the Free State bombardment of the Four Courts in June 1922, formally ended the following April with the IRA’s order to all its Volunteers to dump arms. However, the Free State policy of both official and unofficial executions of republicans continued. Free article

James Connolly weekend in Dublin and Belfast

28 April 2013

THE Centenary of the Great Lockout of 1913 will see republicans in Dublin and Belfast honouring James Connolly with a weekend of discussion, commemoration and celebration in both cities where Connolly lived in the years 1913 to 1916. Free article

Bringing Ireland into line with the toxic world

28 April 2013

SOMETIME LATER THIS YEAR, a faceless bureaucrat will sign the documents to end five decades of community resistance. It’s a long war hardly known. Premium service article


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