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16 January 2017 Edition

Stormont brought down by DUP arrogance

16 January 2017

STORMONT’S Executive Government was brought down by the sheer weight of the arrogance of the Democratic Unionist Party under Arlene Foster and their refusal to truly embrace the challenges of power-sharing. Free article

'Blanketmen' Facebook page lights a candle for protesting POWs

16 January 2017

THE PASSING of former Blanketman John 'Seány' McVeigh in June 2016 struck a chord with many of those who spent time with the Short Strand man in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh during those intense years of prison struggle, on the ‘Blanket’ and ‘No Wash’ protests between 1976 and 1981. It was these protests that culminated in the epic showdown with the Thatcher regime in the 1981 Hunger Strike. Free article

Bliain lán dúshláin, bliain lán dóchais

16 January 2017

IS CRÍONNA an té a dhéanfadh tuar ar céard a thitfeas amach i saol na polaitíochta as seo go ceann bliana. Go deimhin, tá neart cainte ar an méid a thit amach i 2016 nach raibh súil leis, ach d’fhéadfadh an pátrún sin leanúint, nó go bhfillfeadh cúrsaí ar phátrúin níos traidisiúnta i rith na bliana seo chugainn. Free article

Have your facts ready for a post-truth 2017

16 January 2017

HOW do we prepare mentally and politically for 2017? Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

16 January 2017

Apple and Irish Government under fire for appeal against European Commission tax ruling, Britain’s Brexit agenda causing businesses concern, Plans to militarise EU short-sighted and immoral, ‘Super trawlers’ legislation tightened and Free article

Fatah Congress in Palestine addressed by Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson

16 January 2017

THE 7th National Congress of Fatah, held in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah, heard solidarity greetings from Sinn Féin delivered by Martina Anderson MEP. Free article

Hamas meets Sinn Féin to learn from Irish Peace Process

16 January 2017

THE United Nations’ designated ‘International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’ occurred on 29 November. Free article

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The politics of food

16 January 2017

The EU wants food chains that benefit the producer and the consumer, writes ROBERT ALLEN Free article

‘Fake news’ clampdown

16 January 2017

THE PROLIFERATION of “fake news” could be coming to an end now that social media giant Facebook has unveiled its plan to tackle a problem which many commentators are blaming for having a large part in Donald Trump winning the election to become President, the most powerful (and dangerous?) man in the West. Free article

Ireland’s forgotten politician

16 January 2017

A committee member for the Gaelic League, he worked behind the scenes for Sinn Féin Free article

Fr Michael O’Flanagan and the Roscommon by-election

16 January 2017

BY JANUARY 1917, many of the hundreds of Irish political prisoners interned in Fron Goch Camp in north Wales had been released. But many were still imprisoned in England. Others, like Count Plunkett, were legally excluded from Ireland. Free article

Champion of underdogs of the world and Ten views of Ernie O’Malley

16 January 2017

Michael Davitt: After the Land League, 1882 -1906 and Modern Ireland and Revolution: Ernie O’Malley in Context Free article

Dale Moore, Derry City

16 January 2017

THE RESPECT with which IRA Volunteer Dale Moore is held was obvious in the ‘send off’ the Derryman was given by the republican family as he was laid to rest in the City Cemetery on Thursday 15 December. Free article


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