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2 June 2014 Edition

Families to sue Ministry of Defence, PSNI, NIO and Secretary of State

2 June 2014

SURVIVORS and relatives of those killed and injured in the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings have launched civil actions in the Belfast High Court against the British Ministry of Defence, the PSNI, the NIO and the Secretary of State for the Northern Ireland as a last resort over Britain’s refusal to comprehensively co-operate in the investigation even 40 years later. Free article

No place like home – or no home for north Belfast Catholics

2 June 2014

LAUNCHING a scathing attack on Executive Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland over housing allocation in north Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín accused the senior DUP man of “gerrymandering”. Premium service article

‘Let Dublin Vote’

2 June 2014

THE ‘Let Dublin Vote’ campaign has been set up by a group of young (and not so young) Dubliners frustrated at the process established by Environment Minister Phil Hogan to allow for the direct election of a Mayor for the greater Dublin area. Free article

UVF behind racist rampages

2 June 2014

THE UPSURGE in racist attacks on people from ethnic minority groups, their homes and property throughout the North, but centred mostly in Belfast, has re-focused peoples minds on previous periods of intense racial violence and raises questions about the rationale for these ‘hate crimes’. Premium service article

A case for genuine police reform

2 June 2014

THE RESIGNATION of Justice Minister Alan Shatter after two years of scandal within his Department is welcome but unless there is fundamental and radical reform within the Department of Justice this is the political equivalent of replacing the captain on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg and had already started sinking. Premium service article

Put yourselves in the shoes of others

2 June 2014

Rev Steve Stockman and Fr Martin J Magill write in our series ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ Free article

Political prisoners, not terrorists

2 June 2014

THE Irish launch of the International Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and all Palestinian Prisoners came to Ireland in May. Free article

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Cyprus – Struggling to end partition

2 June 2014

CYPRUS AND IRELAND share a similar contemporary history. In the 20th century, these two small island nations fought back against occupation by the British Empire. Both Ireland and Cyprus later found themselves partitioned, their north-eastern corners held by a much larger neighbour. Free article

Educational disadvantage – A perennial problem?

2 June 2014

MUCH ATTENTION in recent years has focused on the poor academic performance of young people in the North of Ireland who come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Premium service article

Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise – 100 bliain

2 June 2014

Ba mhór an onóir dom a bheith páirteach mar ionadaí an Ard Mhéara agus Comhairle Bhaile Átha Cliath ag ceiliúradh céad bliain ag Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise, eagras Gaeilge Eaglais na hÉireann. Ar an 29 Aibreán a bhí an seirbhís speisialta in Eaglais Naomh Áine i Sráid Dawson agus ag fáiltiú i Halla Molesworth ina dhiaidh sin. Bunaíodh an Cumann ar an lá sin i 1914 agus i measc siúd a thacaigh leis bhí Ruairi Mac Éasmainn (Roger Casement). Luaigh mé sin i mo chuid focail ar an ócáid, ag cur i gcuimhne don lucht éisteachta go ndúirt Mac Éasmainn gurb ionann an náisíun agus abhainn mór ina théann go leor sruthanna éagsúla. Free article

The Last Environmentalist

2 June 2014

DAVID HEALY, a former Green Party councillor for Howth in Fingal County Council and erstwhile adviser to John Gormley (last seen cycling off into a green sunset), probably has the lowest carbon footprint in Ireland. Premium service article

Ray Vaughan, Trim, Meath

2 June 2014

THE death occurred on 5 April of Ray Vaughan of Trim, County Meath. Ray was a lifelong republican, a former prisoner and renowned chef. Free article


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