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29 July 2012 Edition

Tobias Molloy

29 July 2012

FORTY YEARS on from the killing of 18-year-old Fianna Éireann member Tobias Molloy at the hands of the British Army at the infamous ‘Camel’s Hump’ checkpoint on the Strabane/Lifford border, hundreds of local people attended commemoration events organised to mark this landmark anniversary of this young republican’s untimely death . Premium service article

IRA legend Tom Barry’s story on stage

29 July 2012

IRA TAN WAR LEGEND TOM BARRY has inspired freedom fighters not just in Ireland but all over the world, including international revolutionary icons such as Che Guevara. Free article

Israel cannot reconcile democracy with occupation

29 July 2012

HIKMAT AJJURI is a man deeply committed to his work representing Palestine abroad. As the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland he has travelled to every corner of this island to highlight the ongoing occupation of his country and outline solutions to the conflict. He received a standing ovation for his speech at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Killarney. I meet him shortly after he spoke. Premium service article

Underlining partition

29 July 2012

FOLLOWING the review of unionist and Orange volunteers at Balmoral in Belfast on 9 April 1912 (Easter Tuesday) by Edward Carson and Bonar Law, leader of the Conservative Party, the unionist leadership began to think of an oath of loyalty to the unionist cause that would strengthen unionist opposition to home rule. In a conversation between James Craig MP (a senior member of the unionist leadership) and BWD Montgomery (Secretary of the Ulster Club in Belfast), Montgomery suggested using the Scottish 1643 Solemn League and Covenant as a model for their oath. Thomas Sinclair, a leading member of the Ulster Unionist Council, was then given the task of writing the first draft. Prior to its adoption by the Ulster Unionist Council, the final draft of the Covenant was submitted to the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches and the Church of Ireland for their consent and approval. Premium service article

Todhchaí na Gaeltachta

29 July 2012

D’FHÁILTIGH Conradh na Gaeilge agus Guth na Gaeltachta roimh fhoilsiú An Bhille Gaeltachta 2012, ach creideann go bhfuil go leor leasuithe le déanamh agus ceisteanna le freagairt air maidir leis na pleananna Gaeilge atá ag a chroílár. Tá gach cuma ar an scéal go mbeidh an reachtaíocht is tábhachtaí ó thaobh na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta de le trí scór bliain anuas á bhrú trí Thithe an Oireachtais roimh bhriseadh an tsamhraidh. Premium service article

Much ado about very little

29 July 2012

THERE ARE over 430,000 unemployed in the 26-County economy, at 14.5% the fifth highest in the European Union. Measures – any measures – that will reduce that figure and create jobs are to be welcomed and it is in that context that the Government’s ‘jobs stimulus’ was to be welcomed. Free article

1972 – A summer of tragedy

29 July 2012

1972 was the most tragic year with the highest number of deaths and injuries in the modern Irish conflict. It was a major turning point that was to determine political and military events for years to come. Premium service article

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Cúlchaint

29 July 2012

TÁ CARA AGAM a bhí an-tugtha do na gréasáin sóisialta le roinnt blianta anuas, ag scríobh dialann a shaoil gach maidin, tráthnóna agus oíche ionas go mbeadh a fhios ag an domhan go raibh sé ann. Nuair a bhí a bhonn rothair pollta bhí a fhios againn faoi, nuair a rinne na páistí dearmad a bhosca lóin a thabhairt ar scoil bhí a fhios againn faoi agus de réir a chéile cuireadh muid (a gcairde, mar dhea) ar an eolas faoi gach thuas seal thíos seal ina scéal. Free article

Between the Posts

29 July 2012

TITLE-HOLDERS BEWARE. The underdogs have been unleashed on this year’s All-Ireland championship. In a fearless display of skilful and spirited hurling in Croke Park, the Galway senior hurlers mauled Kilkenny. Premium service article

Unemployment out of control

29 July 2012

UNEMPLOYMENT rates in some local areas across the 26 Counties have exceeded 50% for the first time in decades. Free article

FÓGRAÍ BHÁIS

29 July 2012

BORN in January 1943, Sile Fleming was the second eldest girl in a family of twelve children to Eileen and George Fleming. Sile’s father died young and the family moved to Creggan. She was raised to believe in the principles of justice, freedom and equality, values that would stand the family in good stead in the years following the Civil Rights movement and the arrival of the British Army. Free article

FÓGRAÍ BHÁIS

29 July 2012

AS WE PREPARE for this year’s National Hunger Strike Commemoration, it is appropriate that we remember in our thoughts Joe D’Arcy, who passed away earlier this year. Joe was a son of Galway hunger striker Óglach Tony D’Arcy, who died along with his comrade, Mayoman Jack Mac Neela, in Arbour Hill in 1940. Free article


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