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11 April 2016 Edition

Sinn Féin is hungry for change but not thirsty for power

11 April 2016

THE DÁIL GENERAL ELECTION saw gains for those on the left of the Labour Party. The Right2Water movement brought tens of thousands onto the streets and politicised many. The economic crash of 2008/2009 raised the political consciousness of the people with the Establishment parties’ vote dropping as a consequence. Free article

Divisions must be healed to realise vision of 1916

11 April 2016

THE hurts and divisions of the past must be healed if we are to realise the vision of the 1916 Proclamation, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD told the Belfast Easter Rising Centenary Commemoration, one of the most imaginative, colourful, vibrant and heartfelt events in a series paying tribute to the ideals of the men and women of one hundred years ago. Free article

Noble ideas of Proclamation yet to be achieved

11 April 2016

THE COURAGE of those involved in the 1916 Rising brought hope to all oppressed people across the world, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD told the crowd at the 1916 Centenary Commemoration in Glasnevin on Easter Sunday but she lamented the fact that “the noble ideals of the Proclamation have yet to be achieved”. Free article

Thousands honour 1916 leaders in Dublin

11 April 2016

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE from across Ireland and further afield gathered outside Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin on Good Friday to remember the executed leaders of 1916 with a march to their final resting place at Arbour Hill. Premium service article

The Rising then and now

11 April 2016

FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS, Dublin City centre has been a sight to behold with imagery of 1916 everywhere. Proclamations, flags, portraits of the executed leaders, scenes of the Rising, hang from and in countless buildings. To those who remember the 75th anniversary in 1991, the contrast is striking. Free article

The Left needs to build a united front for the future

11 April 2016

WHILE the official political process stagnated into a phony war, with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael getting involved in “negotiations” with Independents and minor parties that everyone knows can’t produce a government, the important task is to try and build a genuine alternative to the exploitative system that has caused (and continues to cause) so much misery. Free article

Lest we forget: Embracing the opportunity presented by a shared history – Kingsley Donaldson

11 April 2016

THE YEARS between 1912 and 1923 saw major transformation in Ireland. The evolution and militarisation of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Irish Volunteers, the First World War, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the subsequent Civil War all still resonate to great extent today in the politics of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It was both a violent and fascinating period in Irish history. Free article

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Experience and challenges – Conor Murphy

11 April 2016

ADVANCING RECONCILIATION is not just about healing wounds or addressing hurt and division but also about ensuring that the conditions that created and sustained the conflict in Ireland are never to be repeated. Free article

Collusion at the heart of Cappagh killings

11 April 2016

THE LONG-HELD BELIEF among nationalists living in the east Tyrone area that the locally-recruited Ulster Defence Regiment of the British Army was involved in killings claimed by unionist death squads has been reinforced by the findings of the recently-published report, Collusion in Cappagh Killings. Free article

Collusion at the heart of Cappagh killings

11 April 2016

THE LONG-HELD BELIEF among nationalists living in the east Tyrone area that the locally-recruited Ulster Defence Regiment of the British Army was involved in killings claimed by unionist death squads has been reinforced by the findings of the recently-published report, Collusion in Cappagh Killings. Free article

Sinn Féin delivers for West Belfast

11 April 2016

West Belfast has been transformed and Sinn Féin has been at the heart of that Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

11 April 2016

European Parliament mission dominated by jihadist attacks in Brussels, First delegation of Irish-language students to European Parliament and Human Rights Act legal opinion commissioned by GUE/NGL and Sinn Féin Free article

Smart citizens

11 April 2016

WHEN LIVERPOOL and former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp said confidence is “a little flower that is easily crushed” he was really talking about irony – the kind of irony that produces events that are magnificent in the moment, and are gone in an instant. These days it seems we need these kinds of distractions, magnificent moments that light up our lives, give meaning to our existence and substance to our pitiful futures. Premium service article


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