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2 March 2015 Edition

1916 centenary programme of events launched

2 March 2015

THERE could be no more fitting place for the launch in February of Sinn Féin’s nationwide ‘Programme of 1916 Commemorative Events’ than Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin, where the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan were founded. And it could have had a no more fitting audience than descendants of the men and women of the 1916 Easter Rising joining Sinn Féin and the Ambassadors of the revolutionary states of Palestine, South Africa and Cuba. Free article

Alternative to JobBridge ‘cheap labour’ scheme

2 March 2015

Sinn Féin proposals call for tailored internships developed in co-operation with trade unions and Education & Training Boards with employers supported to be best mentors they can be Free article

‘The environment is the enemy of jobs’

2 March 2015

THAT’S WHAT my lad recently reported was the universal belief of all those in his Leaving Cert Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) class in our west Cork community school. To be honest, it’s what most people think. To object to developments in rural Ireland is a swift route to social ostracism – or worse. Premium service article

‘Conscience Clause’ – not pro-Christian, more anti-LGBT – John O’Doherty

2 March 2015

IN DECEMBER 2014, Paul Givan MLA of the DUP launched a consultation into a proposed ‘Conscience Clause’ amendment to The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006. If passed, the Bill would allow businesses to refuse service to LGB people if they feel they would be affirming same-sex relationships in violation of their faith ‘conscience’. Free article

Right2Water goes to Brussels

2 March 2015

IRISH TRADE UNIONISTS and campaigners against water charges took their cause to the European Union in February alongside Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan. The delegation discussed the broader issues of the campaign for fair access to clean water services across Europe, how to tackle privatisation, and also had a chance to quiz a representative of the European Commission’s Water Status Unit. Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

2 March 2015

Don’t forget about Gaza, GUE/NGL says: ‘Hands off our right to strike’, Ukraine ceasefire deal welcomed, EU backs country of origin meat labelling and Search and rescue programme needed in Mediterranean, not border police Free article

‘Hacked off’ but still fighting for equality Belfast’s famous black taxis

2 March 2015

‘The history of the taxi association is a history of community resistance, commitment and success’ – Gerry Adams Free article

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Put our money in our hands

2 March 2015

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND FISCAL POLICIES are interdependent, and altering one inevitably has a knock-on effect on the others. Similarly, powers over taxation, borrowing for investment and public spending cannot be considered as separate issues. Free article

Irish state reveals its contempt for Irish language rights

2 March 2015

THE SHEER CONTEMPT for the Irish language on the part of this Fine Gael/Labour Government (and indeed at times an apparent blind hatred of it and its significance for a free Irish people) is becoming more and more apparent. Free article

The Generation Game

2 March 2015

HEADSTONES in Milltown Cemetery have been witness to many strange happenings over the decades. It must be one of the few graveyards in Ireland where people have entered alive only to meet violent death. On the Monday morning after Valentine’s weekend 2015, a less gruesome but significant event occurred unseen by passersby. Premium service article

Death of radical theatre director Pam Brighton

2 March 2015

THE DEATH has occurred as An Phoblacht goes to press of Pam Brighton, the English-born radical and pioneering international theatre director whose contribution to enriching the cultural life of Belfast and beyond has been acclaimed, particularly by republican prisoners who worked with and enjoyed her plays. Free article

‘Cork Kevin’ O’Leary laid to rest

2 March 2015

THE FUNERAL of Cork-born republican activist ‘Cork Kevin’ O’Leary took place in west Belfast on Friday 16 January. Kevin died suddenly on Sunday 11 January. Free article

Nuala Fleming, Derry City

2 March 2015

Derry lost a true Republican activist when Nuala Fleming passed away in December after a brave fight against cancer. Free article

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