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30 June 2013 Edition

Editorial: Anglo tapes scandal – buck stops with Taoiseach

30 June 2013

THE Anglo Irish Bank tapes reveal bankers on obscene salaries and bonuses, sniggering about actions that ultimately bankrupted the state. They have appalled people across this country. This demands an immediate and appropriate response from the Fine Gael/Labour Government. Free article

Opinion: Freedom of the press

30 June 2013

THE FIRST WEEK in June saw Dublin host the World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). Free article

Opinion: The SPAD Bill and the witch-hunt against ex-prisoners

30 June 2013

THE Sunday press witch-hunt is on for ex-prisoners after the SDLP let Jim Allister’s Special Advisers (SPAD) Bill pass. Newspapers now want to know where do they work and how can ‘we’ get rid of them? Premium service article

It’s what they do that counts

30 June 2013

THE G8 CIRCUS has left Ireland and left different impressions on a range of people. The heads of governments of eight of the world’s eleven largest economies – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the USA (China, Brazil and India are not included) – have come and gone without riots in Fermanagh or Belfast, but how far-reaching will their words and, more importantly, their policies be? Free article

Irish politics: A game of two halves

30 June 2013

THE last few weeks have given us eloquent proof, once again, that not only is Ireland a country of two opposing interests (those of the rich and those of the rest of us) but our political system is one with two different sets of rules and criteria for success or failure. Premium service article

‘I want City Hall to be a welcoming place for everyone’

30 June 2013

New Mayor of Belfast, Sinn Féin Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, talks to An Phoblacht Free article

A good year ends – Tierna Cunningham

30 June 2013

AS Sinn Féin’s Mairtín Ó Muilleoir was getting ready to take up the post of Mayor of Belfast, party colleague Tierna Cunningham was handing over her position as Deputy Mayor to the DUP’s Christopher Stalford. In between the changeover, Tierna spoke to An Phoblacht about a year in which she used her office to open up the City Hall to so many different people and causes. Premium service article

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Ní Cómhionannas go Cómhionannas Ghaeilge

30 June 2013

SÉ CÓMHIONANNAS bunchloch Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta agus Cómhaontú Chill Ríminn araon, agus tá an Ghaeilge in áit tosaigh ó thaobh an chomhionannais dhe. Premium service article

The last man to leave the GPO

30 June 2013

Diarmuid Lynch: A forgotten Irish patriot. By Eileen McGough. Mercier Press. Price: €14.99 Free article

The last of the hunters

30 June 2013

ACROSS FROM THE PIER in Howth, as the Harbour Road bends seaward past the Olympic Council of Ireland, a small shop tempts the tourist with ice cream, postcards, sweets, souvenirs, trinkets and paraphernalia. Among these can be found the crew of a small fishing trawler. Premium service article

Sligo prelude to Great Lockout 1913

30 June 2013

THE Great Lockout of 1913 was preceded by struggles in different parts of Ireland as workers fought for the right to organise in trade unions, principally in the Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union Free article

Mousa Abu Maria – Shot in the head, imprisoned and tortured

30 June 2013

I MEET MOUSA ABU MARIA at the Sinn Féin Head Office in Dublin’s Parnell Square. Mousa is the co-founder of the Palestine Solidarity Project (PSP) and is in Ireland to speak at a number of events organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. He’s a quiet and softly spoken man and certainly does not come across as the ‘terror leader’ that some Israeli media outlets have dubbed him. Premium service article

Exiled – The story of one man’s struggle

30 June 2013

Exiled - 40 Years an Exile, A Long Time Away from Kith and Kin. By Thomas Anthony McNulty. Available from Sinn Féin Bookshop www.sinnfeinbookshop.com and [email protected] €20 plus postage Premium service article


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