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3 November 2013 Edition

UDR, RUC and British Army in the dock with UVF

3 November 2013

COLLUSION between unionist death squads and British state forces – the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Ulster Defence Regiment and the British Army, and British Intelligence – fuelled the conflict. Free article

Unprecedented range of speakers ensures Ireland stays on political agenda in Britain

3 November 2013

THE London Irish Centre was packed out by 400 people on 19 October for the ‘Towards a New Ireland – A New Phase of the Peace Process’ conference, hosted by Sinn Féin. Free article

The time is here for unionism to stand up and be part of this debate

3 November 2013

LIVING in this part of the Empire or the north-eastern counties of Ireland was, in the early 1990s, a very daunting experience. Our jails were full of young men and women serving long and dreary prison sentences in a truly vindictive prison regime. The forces of ‘law and order’ were busy declining to comment on issues of national security while skulking in the corner as they no doubt planned to secure the ‘democratic wish’ of their paymasters in London by bold action against bolder citizens. The place was in many ways at a crossroads. The war, for want of a better word, was at a stalemate and 4,000 souls were in their graves, the vast bulk from working-class backgrounds while it became clear to those who really mattered that this level of ‘acceptable violence’ could be maintained in perpetuity. Free article

Tragedy and courage as Priory Hall saga ends

3 November 2013

IN OCTOBER 2011, I sat with a resident in one of the doomed Priory Hall apartments discussing the need for a public campaign in support of the families who were at that moment being evacuated from their homes. Free article

Western Farming Forum’s first meeting in Mayo

3 November 2013

THE FIRST Sinn Féin ‘Western Farming Forum’ held in Claremorris, County Mayo, in September attracted people from Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Donegal. Free article

Ask a silly question . . .

3 November 2013

THE OLD ADAGE of ‘Ask a silly question, get a silly answer’ should be writ large across recent media opinion polls in the North. Premium service article

Challenging times

3 November 2013

ANOIS agus mé ag tabhairt aghaidh ar feachtas mar an MEP candidate do Sinn Féin san Deisceart, reality is setting in and the logistics of how to cover nine Counties is somewhat of a challenge. Free article

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Welcome for EU tobacco products restrictions

3 November 2013

NEW RESTRICTIONS on the promotion of tobacco products being processed in the EU Parliament are not going as far as I would have liked but are nevertheless to be welcomed as a good beginning. Free article

‘The Spanish state still has the boxing gloves on’

3 November 2013

ARMED SPANISH POLICE SQUADS were smashing in the doors of Basque NGOs and priosners’ rights activists as a delegation of Basque political activists was arriving in Ireland to give an update on the peace process to Irish politicians. Premium service article

The centenary of the Irish Volunteers – Óglaigh na hÉireann

3 November 2013

THE FOUNDING of the Irish Volunteers in November 1913 was a momentous event that would help determine the course of Irish history for decades to come. Yet the circumstances which brought about the birth of the Volunteers were very particular to the time and they arose out of the immediate political crisis around Home Rule for Ireland. Free article

Scoring points on the past

3 November 2013

HERE’S one of the articles in the latest edition of An Phoblacht free to read. Free article

Tá sé thar am éirí as an euro

3 November 2013

TÁ SÉ THAR am éirí as an euro agus airgeadra dár gcuid féin a bhunu arís le muid a thabhairt amach as an ngearchéim eacnamaíochta: é sin nó glacadh le fiche bliain de mheathlú geilleagair. Free article

Homeowners warned against buying into loopy ‘legal protection’

3 November 2013

DESPERATE HOMEOWNERS hoping to avoid repossession are being warned against paying a Kilkenny-based organistaion hundreds of euro for ‘a secret loophole’ that does not exist and will not stop their homes being seized by the banks. Premium service article


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