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2 July 2012 Edition

Níl aon dul as ach Mainneachtain!

2 July 2012

FAOISEAMH don rachmas toradh na bhótála sa nGréig, sa méad is go mbeidh rialtas ann a ghlacfaidh leis an déine. Bhí na bagairtí céanna ann sa nGréig is a bhí anseo, agus d’éirigh leó an páírtí caomhach, Daonlathas Nua, a chur ar bharr an liosta agus caoga suíochán sa mbreis a thabhairt dóibh dá bharr. Premium service article

Sing when we’re (not) winning

2 July 2012

AS THE MATCH against Italy drew to a close, the strains of The Fields of Athenry could be discerned in the background, drifting from the stands and into the Polish night air. Free article

Fine Gael and Labour lead attacks on Irish

2 July 2012

Firstly, there is the threat from the Labour Party Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, that “too much time” is being spent on teaching Irish in our schools, despite the obvious failure of the current levels and methods of teaching. This, of course, comes after the now-deferred abolition of the requirement to study Irish at Leaving Cert level as proposed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Free article

Gerrymandered boundaries to nation building

2 July 2012

I WAS BORN into a large working-class Northern Catholic family from the Falls Road in nationalist west Belfast. I grew up in a community burdened by the political weight of state repression and treated as second-class citizens inside gerrymandered electoral boundaries and subjected to the practice of structural discrimination in housing and in the workplace. Premium service article

A civil right, not a religious act

2 July 2012

Giving the same rights as marriage but calling it a ‘partnership’ means that it is a two-tiered system of legal rights. Why even have two pieces of legislation for the same law? Is it to show that there is something different between the two acts? That one means less than the other? Free article

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Cíos, cás & cathú?

2 July 2012

TÁ AN RIALTAS ag cur tionónta i gcoinne tiarna talúna ar bhealach atá éagóireach, éagcothrom agus míthrócaireach. Tá an laghdú atá déanta ag Joan Burton ar na liúntais cíosa a fhaigheann daoine ón Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí ag díbirt daoine óna gcuid tithe, páistí amach as scoileanna agus clanna amach as na pobail ina gcónaíonn siad. Caithfear cur ina choinne seo go láidir. Free article

We’re showing leadership

2 July 2012

North Belfast Sinn Féin Mla Gerry Kelly answers critics Free article

Between graveyards and goalposts

2 July 2012

EVERY YEAR, at the end of July, a group of cyclists set off from Belfast to Monaghan. Their journey is in memory of a young man from the local community who was 25 years old when he died. Premium service article

Nuclear winter

2 July 2012

2012 should have been the year to sound the death knell of nuclear power in Europe. In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, decades of cost over-runs, accidents, leaks, still rising multi-billion euro reactor decommissioning costs, electricity surcharges for customers to subsidise nuclear power, they all signalled the end. Free article


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