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13 February 2017 Edition

No return to the status quo

13 February 2017

CORRUPTION, SCANDAL, disrespect and bigotry have no place in our society and in our power-sharing institutions. Free article

See you later, alligator

13 February 2017

ARLENE FOSTER’S LAUNCH of the Democratic Unionist Party’s Assembly election campaign couldn’t have got off to a more inauspicious start if she had tried. Free article

Is marfaí neamhshuim ná naimhdeas ar bith

13 February 2017

TÁ SCÉAl na Gaeilge, agus cearta lucht a labhatha, go mor chun tosaigh anois i bpolaitíocht an Tuaiscirt – mar is ceart é a bheith. Free article

February 1992 - A baptism of fire with 'An Phoblacht'

13 February 2017

WITH the 25th anniversaries of two of the most notorious incidents of the conflict falling in the first two weeks of February, PEADAR WHELAN looks back on his first week as an An Phoblacht/Republican News photo-journalist. It was a week that left nine nationalists dead in separate gun attacks across Belfast while, on the Fermanagh border, a young IRA Volunteer from Sligo, Joseph MacManus (22), died on active service, shot dead by a member of the British Army. Free article

Fenian Rising - 150th anniversary - 5 March

13 February 2017

ON 5 MARCH 1867, the ill-fated Rising by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, popularly known as the Fenians, consisted of sporadic and short-lived confrontations with British forces in a few locations across Ireland. But this was by no means the end of the IRB and the continuing influence of Fenianism was profound. Free article

Reconciliation and living a republican politic

13 February 2017

I BEGAN to write this article before Christmas in response to the relaunch of Sinn Féin’s policy document on reconciliation. Events in the North since then with the resignation of Martin McGuinness as deputy First Minister, thus precipitating the collapse of the Assembly at Stormont, could be said to now have made such an article redundant. I believe, however, for the purposes of political and intellectual clarity, that the subject should still be addressed. Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

13 February 2017

EU committee has ‘huge concern’ at Brexit impact on Ireland, GUE/NGL MEPs grill PwC official in Panama Papers hearing, EU must deliver on income inequality and social justice and New President of European Parliament meets Liadh Ní Riada on Brexit Free article

Society or the market – that’s the choice

13 February 2017

AS WE REEL from one apparently insoluble crisis to another, it is clear that our society and its political system are completely dysfunctional and unable to meet the needs of the Irish people. Free article

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Talking Irish with the DUP

13 February 2017

I SPOTTED a DUP adviser in a store off the M1 near Lisburn in the middle of December, Free article

A Tale of 2 Markets

13 February 2017

IN Marcel Pagnol’s Water of the Hills, Parisian taxman Jean de Florette inherits a farm and decides to seek the “authentic” with his wife and young daughter. He grows pumpkins to raise rabbits for the town market. His neighbour, Ugolin, harbours a dark secret and a desire to cultivate carnations for the same market. Free article

Fascism’s dark entertainment

13 February 2017

YOU CAN’T get away from him. He’s the elephant in the room – or the bull in the china shop. Free article

Tim Woods

13 February 2017

NEWRY & ARMAGH Sinn Féin members were stunned by the death of local party activist Tim Woods, who was killed in a road accident on the outskirts of Keady on 28 January during the Assembly election campaign. Free article

Raymond Casey, Béal Átha na Sluaighe, Gaillimhe

13 February 2017

RAY became engaged in the republican struggle at the height of the civil rights movement in the Six Counties when persecution of nationalist communities culminated in atrocities such as the murder of civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry. Free article

Bartholomew ‘Batty’ O’Brien, east Cork

13 February 2017

THE Clonmult Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann in east Cork has paid tribute to Bartholomew ‘Batty’ O’Brien, of Michael Collins Square, Midleton, and formerly of Ballinacurra, who passed away peacefully at his home on 9 December 2016. Free article


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