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1 August 2016 Edition

Media market failures

1 August 2016

‘CALLING DENIS NAUGHTEN – Irish Government Communications Minister’. Rupert Murdoch is on the march again and he is not alone in buying up Irish media firms but (as I write) we have yet to hear from anyone in the Irish Government on their vision or policies for a pluralist, open Irish media market. Free article

Frongoch – University of Revolution

1 August 2016

IN THE SMALL VALLEY of Frongoch, in north Wales, 400 people gathered on 11 June to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival almost 1,800 Irish POWs following the 1916 Easter Rising. Free article

Buying power to the people

1 August 2016

GROCERY SHOPPING is one of the most tedious of household tasks most people dread. Pushing a wonky trolley up and down aisles in a supermarket just isn’t anybody’s idea of fun but it has to be done. Free article

How Israel is using gay rights to deflect from the Occupation

1 August 2016

DUBLIN’S annual Pride Parade parade in June saw signs saying “Queers Against Israeli Pinkwashing” as members of Ireland’s LGBT community showed their anger at Israel using a veneer of acceptance of gay people to gloss over its ongoing brutal occupation of Palestine. Free article

GUE/NGL – Another Europe is possible / Treo eile don Eoraip

1 August 2016

Brexit, Fisheries, Chilcot Inquiry Report and Code of Conduct for Commissioners Free article

The Hanrahan Legacy

1 August 2016

THE SILVER-HAIRED WOMAN is standing in the sitting room of her modest home, a large two-storey farmhouse built in the perfunctory tradition of the few native families who managed to hold land after the Anglo-Norman incursions into their region, acknowledging the location of her family domain in the picturesque Suir Valley in south Tipperary. Free article

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Derek Highsted 40th anniversary marked with dedicated publication

1 August 2016

FAMILY, friends and comrades remembered Derek Highsted, Sinn Féin Organiser in Britain during the 1970s, on Sunday evening at a wreath-laying ceremony in July which enjoyed warm sunshine at his final resting place in St Patrick’s Churchyard, Glen, Maghera, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death in England. Free article

Ballycastle, Mayo, commemoration

1 August 2016

MAYO SINN FÉIN held a commemoration in Ballycastle, County Mayo, on 4 June in honour of local patriots Tommy Nealon, Clydagh and Dr John Crowley. Free article

Seán Tierney, Newbliss, County Monaghan

1 August 2016

THE death took place on 30 April of lifelong republican Seán Tierney of Corlat, Newbliss, County Monaghan. Free article

Peadar Beecher, Cork City

1 August 2016

PEADAR BEECHER joined the Republican Movement in the very early 1970s, prompted by the unfolding events in the Six Counties. Free article

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