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1 October 2014 Edition

After Scotland – A Border poll for Ireland

1 October 2014

SCOTLAND’S referendum seeking independence from Westminster may have been lost but the social and political debate it has energised isn’t over. Free article

Gearchéim feirmeoireachta san Iarthar

1 October 2014

LÉIRÍONN taighde atá foilsithe ag Teagasc maidir le h-ioncam na dteaghlaigh feirme go bhfuil deighilt shuntasach idir fheirmeoirí san iarthar agus i gceantar na teorainn agus iad siúd sa chuid eile den tír ó thaobh teacht isteach di. Bhi an t-eolas dhá chur i láthair ag comhdháil dá gcuid maidir le forbairt tuaithe le déanaí. Free article

13 MEPs blocked by Israel from seeing Gaza carnage first-hand

1 October 2014

THE 13 Members of the European Parliament refused entry to Gaza by Israel last month are not giving up, delegation leader and Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has told An Phoblacht. Free article

EU hears survivors’ tales of horror from Ireland’s ‘mother and baby homes’

1 October 2014

THERE were emotional scenes in the European Parliament when survivors of Ireland’s ‘mother and baby homes’ were hosted in Brussels by Sinn Féin to give first-hand accounts of the trauma they went through and have lived with for decades since. Free article

North’s political logjam requires engagement and visionary leadership

1 October 2014

THE INTRASIGENCE of political unionism has been emboldened by the British Government’s refusal to endorse the Haass package, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney told the 26th Desmond Greaves School in Dublin. Free article

Policing – 15 years on from Patten

1 October 2014

OUR EXPERIENCE of policing has been totally transformed over the course of the last 15 years. Free article

No justice for Robert Hamill

1 October 2014

AS THE CASE against three people charged in connection with the sectarian killing of Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill in 1997 was thrown out of Craigavon Magistrates Court on 3 September it became clear that any chance that the Hamill family would get justice had gone with the judge’s decision. Free article

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Paradise Island

1 October 2014

Robert Allen reports from Inis Oírr in the Aran Islands Free article

They do things differently there

1 October 2014

“THE PAST is a foreign country, they do things differently there,” is the opening line of L. P. Hartley’s novel The Go-Between. The sentence kept coming back to me as I thought about the interview I’d carried out with Colombian trade unionist and human rights activist Martha Diaz. Free article

Australian speaking tour promotes Uniting Ireland campaign

1 October 2014

A FIVE-CITY national speaking tour of Australia by Sinn Féin Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald TD and Mid-Ulster MP Francie Molloy to promote the Uniting Ireland campaign included public meetings attracting more than a thousand people. Free article

Laid-off workers fund revamp, GUE/NGL makes history and Solidarity Khalida Jarrar

1 October 2014

Liadh Ní Riada’s report, adopted by the European Parliament, sets out concrete proposals to improve the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. The GUE/NGL now has 27 female and 25 male group members and Solidarity with Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar Free article

What is really going on in Ukraine?

1 October 2014

IRISH PEOPLE, particular those of a nationalist persuasion (that is the majority of us), tend naturally to look favourably on the struggles of other small nations for independence, be it Scotland, Catalonia or wherever. Premium service article

Thomas Davis – 200th anniversary of his birth

1 October 2014

THOMAS DAVIS was one of the most significant Irish nationalists of the 19th century. His writings helped to shape Irish nationalism itself and they exercised a key influence on the cultural and political revival of the early 20th century. Free article


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