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5 August 2013 Edition

IMF insider blows the cover on failure of austerity

5 August 2013

THE IMF’s former Chief of Mission to Ireland, Ashoka Mody, certainly put the cat among the pigeons when he stridently criticised the EU-imposed policy of austerity, suggested that there should be no more ‘fiscal adjustment’ for three years, and argued that the alternative to austerity and poverty was growth and development. Free article

Colluding in state cover-ups

5 August 2013

THE ‘revelation’ by a police watchdog investigation that the Historical Enquiries Team – set up in 2005 to re-examine 3,260 killings in the conflict – probed cases involving the British Army with “less rigour” and with casual disregard to normal practices is confirmation by a British state agency of what nationalists have known down the decades since the 1960s. Premium service article

Tackling Unemployment

5 August 2013

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government are claiming that they are making progress in tackling the unemployment crisis. Jobs are being created, they say; the live register is falling; the number of people in employment is increasing. Premium service article

We all have the power to make a change

5 August 2013

THIS YEAR’S Sinn Féin Summer School in the picturesque west Cork village of Baile Mhuirne (enjoying glorious sunshine at the end of June before the July heatwave) lived up to its now-established reputation as one of the most stimulating and open forums on social and political issues. Free article

To be seen and heard – Why it’s always good to talk

5 August 2013

ON the 15th anniversary in May of the Good Frday Agreement referendum, republican ex-prisoners hosted a cross-community conference in the Linen Hall Library in Belfast. Free article

Cost of the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework

5 August 2013

A REDUCED EU budget will have a devastating effect on the North of Ireland. A 6% reduction for 2014 represents the first time the EU budget has been cut in 56 years. Free article

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The Salmon of Knowledge

5 August 2013

SALMON the size of a bull-calf, magic apples, flaming pigs, plentiful fowl, succulent beef, bone-sucking mutton, juicy fruit, mouth-watering grapes, ever-lasting bread and water and wine. Wondrous food epitomised the ancient voyages of Máel Dúin, Bran, Snédgus and Mac Riagla, and Saint Brendan. Premium service article

Killer robots – It’s not science fiction

5 August 2013

IT’S A SCARY THOUGHT straight from a sci-fi blockbuster but, in the near future, killing machines with absolutely no human input could be let loose to engage and kill at will. Free article

Christopher O’Neill, Kilrea, Derry

5 August 2013

THE Derry village of Kilrea came to a standstill on 11 July as hundreds of local people and Sinn Féin party activists attended the funeral of local republican activist Christopher O’Neill (22) in St Mary’s Church. Christopher and his close friend Declan McKenna died in a tragic road accident on 6 July just outside the village. Free article

6,000 in Coatbridge call for Loughinisland justice

5 August 2013

A CROWD of an estimated 6,000 people paraded through the Scottish town of Coatbridge on Saturday 13 July to support the ongoing campaign for justice for the families of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. Free article

Sinn Féin MP calls for unity among republicans

5 August 2013

THE Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster, Francie Molloy, called for unity among republicans at the 90th anniversary commemoration of General Liam Lynch on Sunday 21 July in the Knockmealdowns near Goatenbridge. Free article


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