AP March 2017 front 200

13 March 2017 Edition

Sharing power, equality and integrity

13 March 2017

HISTORY has been made in the Assembly election. Unionism has been shaken to it core by an election result that has rocked the foundations of its former citadel of Stormont, once a byword for sectarian domination, discrimination and oppression. Free article

Tá sé in am dúinn athrú

13 March 2017

AN CEART go mbíonn lucht na Gaeilge ag fanacht go foighdeach le fáil amach cé bhéas i gceannas orainn, nó an cóir duinn bheith chómh gníomhach sin i gcúrsaí polaitiochta nach bhféadfaí gan aird a thabhairt orainn? Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

13 March 2017

EU needs to change if people are to have any faith in it, GUE/NGL MEPs meet EU Commissioner during crucial year for cohesion policy, Euro Parliament rural committee invited to Ireland to assess Brexit impact and Access to Medicines Report ‘groundbreaking’, says Boylan Free article

TV’s Toffs and Thieves

13 March 2017

SO WHAT DID YOU WATCH on TV this week? A little sport? Some soaps? Maybe a little indulgent Netflix bingeing? In the Ireland of 2017, adults watch on average 3 hours 21 minutes of live television daily, according to TAM Ireland research. When you add in watching on a smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet, the viewing time grows even higher. Premium service article

Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes raised in Dáil by Sinn Féin TD

13 March 2017

THE THREATENED DEMOLITION of the entire Palestinian village of Khan al Ahmar by Israel has been raised in the Dáil by Sinn Féin Foreign Affairs spokesperson Seán Crowe TD. Free article

‘Final demand’ to British Government for Acht na Gaeilge

13 March 2017

SINN FÉIN’S Carál Ní Chuilín has challenged British Secretary of State James Brokenshire over his government’s failure to implement an Irish Language Act. Free article

A grim future for folklore

13 March 2017

A LONG TIME AGO, the road from our house to the village dipped and twisted into a sleepy hollow encased by a clump of trees that rustled in a gentle wind and whistled to a soft rain. Premium service article

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The Irish freedom struggle in its social context

13 March 2017

Republicanism and Socialism in Ireland: From Wolfe Tone to James Connolly was published last year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Its author, Priscilla Metscher, hails from Belfast Protestant stock and has written and lectured extensively on the politics of James Connolly. She is based in Germany, where she lectured at Oldenburg University. Free article

Book Reviews: Roots of the Rising leaders and A book for men and women

13 March 2017

Seven Signatories: Tracing the Family Histories of the Men Who Signed the Proclamation and Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922 Free article

The challenge to achieve change

13 March 2017

THE Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll published on 2 March shows that the two parties who have dominated the Southern state since partition are neck-and-neck in public approval ratings. Premium service article

150th anniversary of ‘Battle of Tallaght’

13 March 2017

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE gathered in County Dublin on Sunday 5 March to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Tallaght, when Fenians attempting to reach their comrades gathered in the nearby Dublin Mountains engaged the Royal Irish Constabulary in the centre of Tallaght Village. Premium service article

Fenian historian Shane Kenna RIP

13 March 2017

DR SHANE KENNA (Seaghan Mac Cionnaith), one of Ireland’s brightest young historians, died on 27 February after a brave battle with serious illness. He died just a few days before the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising of 1867. Shane specialised in the history of Fenianism and in his memory we carry here an edited version of an interview with him by An Phoblacht’s Mark Moloney in 2013 on how the Fenians brought a new form of warfare to the streets of 1880s Britain and his book War in the Shadows: The Irish-American Fenians who Bombed Victorian Britain. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílis. Free article

Ireland South MEP addresses Mourne Abbey Ambush Commemoration in County Cork

13 March 2017

SINN FÉIN MEP Liadh Ní Riada has again called on people of all political persuasions and none – including unionists – to get involved in the discussion on the reunification of Ireland. Free article


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