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2 October 2017 Edition

Gerry Adams on a roll at NY Labor Day Parade

2 October 2017

NEW YORK’S Labor Day Parade took place in Manhattan on 9 September, a beautiful end-of-summer day, with thousands representing the 1.5million unionised workers across New York, writes Rita O’Hare. Free article

Britain’s murderous colonial policy in Ireland and Sri Lanka

2 October 2017

THE British Government’s support for the indiscriminate military repression of Tamils by the Sri Lankan regime will be under even greater scrutiny now that a Tamil widow has lodged a complaint with the North’s Police Ombudsman over the killing of ten of her relatives in 1986 by a special police unit trained by the elite Special Support Unit of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, predecessor of the PSNI. Free article

Whistleblowers, RTÉ and the licence fee

2 October 2017

RTÉ has warned staff that they will be “held to account” after an anonymous Twitter account claiming to be a long-time station producer took to the web to divulge information about life at the station. Free article

Laying the foundations

2 October 2017

ON 26 June 2017, I had the honour to be elected Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath in Dublin’s City Hall. Exactly 20 years earlier, on 26 June 1997, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin walked through the gates of Leinster House, on the new Dáil’s first sitting day, as the first participating Sinn Féin TD, proudly representing the people of Cavan and Monaghan. Free article

Another Europe is possible |Treo eile don Eoraip

2 October 2017

EP Brexit Co-ordinator in Ireland to hear Brexit fears, Education – a common good, not an elite privilege, Swiss tax justice whistleblower gets MEP Matt Carthy’s backing and Lynn Boylan MEP fights back against ditching Ireland’s neutrality Free article

75th anniversary of Óglach Tom Williams

2 October 2017

A SERIES OF EVENTS took place to mark the 75th anniversary of the execution in Belfast Prison of Belfast IRA Volunteer Tom Williams on Saturday 2 September. Free article

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Willie ‘Harry’ McKenna, Tydavnet, Monaghan

2 October 2017

THE death occurred on Saturday 19 August of Willie ‘Harry’ McKenna at his Clarnagh, Tydavnet, home in County Monaghan. Free article

Willie ‘Harry’ McKenna, Tydavnet, Monaghan

2 October 2017

THE death occurred on Saturday 19 August of Willie ‘Harry’ McKenna at his Clarnagh, Tydavnet, home in County Monaghan. Free article

John Leathem, Belfast

2 October 2017

ON HEARING of the death of John Leatham, Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann described the well-known advice worker and LGBT activist in west Belfast as “a champion for the people of no property”. Free article

Passing of Fr Piaras Ó Dúill, National H-Blocks Committee

2 October 2017

GERRY ADAMS TD expressed his “deep sadness” at the death on 5 September of Fr Piaras Ó Dúill, best-known for his high profile campaigning as National Chairperson of the National Smash H-Block Committee during the 1980/81 Hunger Strikes. Free article


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