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2 November 2015 Edition

MI5 report – It’s all about elections

2 November 2015

IN trying to understand the recent political outcry and media hysteria following the publication of MI5’s dodgy dossier on paramilitaries, the key questions are who benefits and to what ends. Free article

Women’s refuge denied Government support faces closure by Christmas

2 November 2015

A REFUGE in Tallaght which takes in women and children escaping domestic violence and abuse will be forced to close its doors before Christmas due to a total lack of funding from Tusla – The Child & Family Agency. Free article

Inquests – Struggling to find the truth

2 November 2015

IN MARCH 2001, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that (under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights) the British Government breached the right to life of people killed by the state during the armed conflict in the North of Ireland due to its failure to carry out proper investigations into their deaths. Premium service article

Prisoners of the past

2 November 2015

MARTIN NEESON, a republican political ex-prisoner, has been granted permission by the Belfast High Court to challenge a decision from the Stormont’s Department of Finance and Personnel that he was unsuitable for continued employment as a landscape gardener with conservation volunteers in west Belfast despite performing his duties without incident for the preceding 18 years. Premium service article

Garda shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn

2 November 2015

CONTROVERSY surrounding gardaí shooting dead “dissident republican” Ronan MacLochlainn near Ashford, County Wicklow, in 1998 during a cash-in-transit robbery and alleged breaches of police procedure in the follow-up investigation has led to the Irish Government conceding a Commission of Investigation that has to report to the Minister for Justice by 20 November 2015. Premium service article

Jailed Irish teen’s case taken to European Parliament

2 November 2015

THE CASE of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa – imprisoned in Egypt awaiting trial for more than two years and facing the death penalty – was brought before the European Parliament in Brussels in October. Free article

Eager for election and battle of ideas

2 November 2015

IN THE WEEK that Sinn Féin TDs launched their Alternative Budget, the party’s hard-working Policy Unit hosted one of the most interesting conferences on developing national policy on housing, healthcare, childcare and the way back from austerity. Free article

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Cuba visit by Gerry Adams

2 November 2015

GERRY ADAMS led a Sinn Féin delegation to visit Cuba from 30 September until 3 October. He was last in Cuba 14 years ago and there have been a lot of domestic and international developments since then. Free article

Níl na comhairli saor ó olc ach an oiread

2 November 2015

IS MAITH go bhfuil an Lucht Siuil a d’fhulaing an tragoid uafásach sin i gCarraig Maoinis le hathlonnú ag an gcomhairle áitiúil – faoi dheire thiar. Premium service article

South-East needs Sinn Féin voice

2 November 2015

Senator David Cullinane Q&A with Mark Moloney Premium service article

Conversations that need to be had – Hugo MacNeill

2 November 2015

Hugo MacNeill – Chairperson of the British Irish Association Board Member of the Ireland Funds. Played rugby for Ireland 37 times between 1981 and 1988, including the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 Free article

Jim Monaghan

2 November 2015

BORN in Donegal in 1945, as a child Jim Monaghan lived in the town of Rathmullan, on the shores of Lough Swilly. The town is most famous as the site where, in 1607, 'The Flight of the Earls' took place and the Gaelic leaders departed Ireland for Europe following their defeat precipitated by the Battle of Kinsale. Premium service article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

2 November 2015

Funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). Aontas Clé na hEorpa/Na Glasaigh Chlé Nordacha Crúpa Paliminta – Parlaimimt na h Eorpa Free article


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