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4 August 2014 Edition

Opportunities with challenges

4 August 2014

John Douglas, President, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, General Secretary, Mandate. Continuing our series of opinion pieces by progressive figures on ‘After the elections — what now?’ Free article

Offering a real alternative for government

4 August 2014

After Sinn Féin’s election triumphs in May, one community and trade union campaigner urges activists to keep the party’s focus on being an agent for change Free article

Conor Murphy in peace mission to Colombia

4 August 2014

FOR FIVE DECADES there has been a war in Colombia between government forces (including right-wing death squads) and left-wing guerrilla groups in one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. In mid-July, Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy, Irish Congress of Trade Unions President John Douglas and ICTU Assistant General Secretary Peter Bunting travelled to the South American country and Cuba as part of an international delegation of politicians, trade unions, journalists and lawyers to help the country’s peace process. Free article

Fearg ar lucht na Gaeilge faoi athchóiriú an rialtais

4 August 2014

TÁ FEARG láidir ar lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ar fud na tire go bhfuil an bheirt aire rialtais a bhfuil cúram na Gaeilge orthu gan i ndán an teanga a labhairt. Free article

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GUE/NGL fights for rights of working mothers

4 August 2014

This is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) – Another Europe is possible Free article

Dan Harrington, Passage West, County Cork

4 August 2014

THE DEATH recently took place of Dan Harrington of Passage West, County Cork. Free article

Asgard Gun-Running Centenary

4 August 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered in the north Dublin fishing village of Howth on Saturday 26 July to mark 100 years since the Asgard yacht, loaded with 900 rifles and 29,000 rounds of ammunition destined for the Irish Volunteers, landed on the East Pier in 1914. Free article


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