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29 September 2013 Edition

Colin Parry talks to An Phoblacht

29 September 2013

COLIN PARRY, I was told at meetings of senior Sinn Féin figures in Belfast and Dublin involved in the ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ initiative chaired by Declan Kearney, was prepared to give an interview to An Phoblacht. Free article

'The Price of Power – Inside Ireland’s Crisis Coalition'

29 September 2013

Eoin Ó Broin delves into Sunday Business Post Political Editor Pat Leahy’s new book on the Fine Gael/Labour Government Free article

Food Island – Poverty Island

29 September 2013

‘One in ten live in food poverty. One in five schoolchildren go to bed and go to school without food in their bellies. It shouldn’t be like this, not in our enlightened, emancipated times.’ Premium service article

Homelessness – ‘Out of control’

29 September 2013

PETER McVERRY says he looks forward to the day when he can introduce his Trust’s annual report for the very last time and simply announce that the problem of homelessness has been solved. Free article

The Revolutionary Rosie Hackett

29 September 2013

THE NEW BRIDGE over the Liffey in Dublin near Liberty Hall is to be named in memory of Irish Citizen Army veteran and trade unionist Rosie Hackett. For many it was a surprise result – James Connolly and Bram Stoker were just two of the names considered to be frontrunners, so just who was Rosie Hackett? Free article

Alastair Campbell’s ‘Irish Diaries’ out this month

29 September 2013

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL is publishing at the end of October a newly-edited one-volume edition of his “relentlessly honest, often controversial, occasionally brutal and always razor-sharp” diaries on Ireland and the Peace Process when he was British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Director of Communications and Strategy. Premium service article

‘We Serve Neither Murphy Nor King’

29 September 2013

AS I ARRIVE in The Workman’s Club on Eden Quay in Dublin there’s already a stream of people waiting to get in. Free article

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The rise of the Irish Citizen Army

29 September 2013

ONE of the most significant outcomes of the Great Lockout of 1913 was the establishment of the Irish Citizen Army, the first armed force of organised workers in Irish history and one of the first in the world. Premium service article

The Irish in Scotland ‘struggling for respect’

29 September 2013

IT’S A STRIKING THOUGHT that the Irish in Glasgow achieved occupational parity a full hundred years AFTER their cousins in New York. Free article

Fianna Fáil and the Fourth Green Field

29 September 2013

THE broad time frame of this book, albeit focussed through the prism of one political party’s perspective, would challenge any author. Premium service article

Another Europe is possible

29 September 2013

‘Ballyhea Says No’ group greeted at EU Parliament, Austerity era robbing youth of jobs – EU Parliament debate and Irish MEPs’ group proposes Edward Snowden for Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Free article

Are promises on the Irish language being kept?

29 September 2013

AS A SINN FÉIN ACTIVIST and MLA I am very proud of the contribution the party has made to the promotion and development of Irish since 1998 and the Good Friday Agreement and also prior to that. Premium service article

Filming the Spirit of Freedom

29 September 2013

IT SEEMS a simple proposition. Write, cast and direct an accurate, thoughtful portrayal of the Irish national struggle. The books, biographies, archives, locations even, they are all there. Free article


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