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3 April 2017 Edition

Garda Commissioner faces ‘no confidence’ Dáil motion

3 April 2017

GARDA COMMISSIONER Nóirín O’Sullivan is facing a motion of no confidence tabled by Sinn Féin, as the police service finds itself embroiled in yet more serious allegations of malpractice, incompetence and of misleading the public. Free article

The ‘Dirty War’ in Ireland

3 April 2017

AS the McGurk’s Bar Massacre families continue their quest for justice from the Ulster Volunteer Force bomb attack of 4 December 1971 that left 15 civilians dead, Margaret Urwin from campaign group Justice for the Forgotten has uncovered more evidence confirming that senior British and unionist politicians as well as top British Army and RUC police officers endorsed a campaign of disinformation aimed at falsely blaming the IRA for the unionist attack on the Catholic-owned pub in north Belfast, writes PEADAR WHELAN. Free article

Strike out! – Media twists on trade union disputes

3 April 2017

TROUBLESOME TEACHERS, militant strikers, demanding workers – any of this sound familiar? It’s the standard fare for what’s considered reporting on industrial relations disputes in the Irish economy. Free article

ETA to disarm by 8 April 2017

3 April 2017

ETA – the Basque independence military organisation – will disarm by 8 April, the Basque Peace Process website reports. Free article

Seanad Bill to lower voting age to 16

3 April 2017

SENATOR FINTAN WARFIELD is using Sinn Féin Private Member’s Time to bring forward legislation to reduce the voting age in local government and European Parliament elections to 16. Free article

The No Action Man

3 April 2017

JUST HOURS after taking his place in the White House, US President Donald J Trump followed through on his promise to “get tough” on immigrants (particularly those from Muslim majority states) and announced his travel ban targeting seven states. Free article

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Irish Government needs to negotiate directly

3 April 2017

WHILE commentators and politicians alike agree that the British withdrawal from the European Union (“Brexit”) poses major threats to Ireland, in terms both of trade and in respect of the Border, the Fine Gael/Independent Government in Dublin stands frozen like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Free article

Another Europe is possible - Treo eile don Eoraip

3 April 2017

Brexit broadside video goes viral; GUE/NGL condolences on passing of Martin McGuinness – ‘A man of peace and courage’; Brexit – Rural committee gets formal submission; Better WiFi ‘Bucharest to Ballyferriter’ and Dublin MEP keynote speaker at Barcelona ‘right to water’ conference Free article

Behind Brexit lies another threat

3 April 2017

AS THE THREAT of “Brexit” rightfully preoccupies the minds of most Irish people, there are equally significant machinations taking place in Brussels and throughout the European Union’s 27 member states. Free article

Aberri Eguna – The Day of the Basque Homeland and the 1916 Easter Rising

3 April 2017

‘Gernika 80’ weekend of events in Dublin (21-23 April) to mark 80th anniversary of fascist bombing of Basque town Free article

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