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12 January 2014 Edition

Unionist U-turn on Haass agreement UUP leader said ‘90% over the line’

12 January 2014

THE lack of leadership in mainstream political unionism was laid bare on Monday 6 January when the Ulster Unionist Party Executive rejected the Haass document on flags, parades and the past that its own leader had declared was “90% over the line”. Free article

IDA job creation agency exploits free labour scheme

12 January 2014

THE Irish Government’s state agency tasked with creating jobs in Ireland is trying to employ an “Executive Assistant” through the JobBridge free labour scheme because it cannot create an actual job due to the public service recruitment embargo. Free article

Happy New Year for Happy New Ear

12 January 2014

FAMILIES of children with hearing loss are ringing in the New Year having forced the Fine Gael/Labour Government to change its tune and allocate €3.22million to start the bilateral cochlear implant programme at Beaumont Hospital in 2014. Free article

Glasnevin – Ireland’s Necropolis

12 January 2014

MARK MOLONEY met Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Lead Historian Shane MacThomáis to speak to him about ‘Ireland’s Necropolis’. Free article

Nelson Mandela – A hero among heroes

12 January 2014

NELSON MANDELA spent his entire life fighting against the injustice and inequality of the tyrannical, white-supremacist, apartheid regime in South Africa. He was also an internationalist and close friend of Ireland and the Republican Movement. Premium service article

MTV freed Mandela

12 January 2014

SINN FÉIN is a party dedicated to a political struggle for freedom, equality and a just society. It supported the IRA in its armed conflict with the British Government. In that context, Sinn Féin’s motives, actions and campaign were just like those of the ANC and Nelson Mandela in their military and political struggle for a free South Africa. Premium service article

New year needs new attitude by Madrid

12 January 2014

BASQUE POLITICAL PRISONERS face this new year still being the real centre of the peace process in the Basque Country. Free article

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Holding the Irish Government to account

12 January 2014

A NEW COMMITTEE established in the Oireachtas and chaired by Sinn Féin Justice and Equality spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn aims to give citizens a direct say in the parliamentary agenda. Free article

Slave Labour

12 January 2014

WHEN the Fine Gael/Labour Government launched its ‘National Internship Scheme – JobBridge’ in 2011 it was immediately denounced by many on the Left as an exploitatative scheme which would see young people working full-time in menial roles for free. Premium service article

The links between the undercover death squads and Westminster’s military and political machine

12 January 2014

“THE KILLING OF CITIZENS through collusion with unionist death squads is a British state policy in Ireland,” pressure group Fírinne defines collusion in its campaign to expose the links between the British and pro-British, unionist killer gangs. Premium service article

Men’s Sheds – A welcome in for fellas

12 January 2014

An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY visisted Loughlinstown, Ballybrack and Shanganagh (LBS) Men’s Shed to see what it’s all about. Free article

Carnival of reaction

12 January 2014

THE increasingly hysterical attacks on Sinn Féin and on party president Gerry Adams are a tribute to the strength of the challenge that Sinn Féin is posing to the Establishment, especially in the South. Premium service article


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