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2 December 2012 Edition

Getting housing right

2 December 2012

THE HUMAN RIGHT to housing is explicitly set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Free article

Can Labour be part of the Left?

2 December 2012

IF IT IS SO APPARENT that continued subservience to the European Union and the needs of its bank sector are imposing severe hardship on the majority of Irish people, and setting back our hopes of economic growth by a generation, why do the political parties, especially Labour, continue to sacrifice everything for the European ‘good’? Premium service article

Ceapacháin ar Bhord Údarás na Gaeltachta éagcothrom

2 December 2012

TÁ FAILLÍ TÍREOLAÍOCH agus inscne ag baint leis na ceapacháin atá déanta ag Aire na Gaeltachta, Dinny McGinley ar bhord Údarás na Gaeltachta. Tá líon na mban ar an mbord gearrtha go beirt agus tá líon na gcomhaltaí as Gaeltacht na Gaillimhe laghdaithe ó ochtar go beirt. Premium service article

Challenging child poverty

2 December 2012

Address to conference on ‘Combating Child Poverty and Social Exclusion: Promoting Children’s Well-Being in Times of Austerity’ (Belfast, Friday 16 November), hosted by Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson and the GUE/NGL (European United Left/Nordic Green Left) Group in the European Parliament Free article

Bribery charges may unravel Murdoch media’s Ireland smears in US

2 December 2012

CHARGES in London against former News International editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson (British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spin doctor) over alleged corrupt payments to public officials could see Rupert Murdoch’s New York-based parent company in trouble in the US under its anti-bribery laws. But US journalists should also look at the Murdoch media’s reporting of the Irish Peace Process — and particularly Senator George Mitchell — an international award-winning investigative journalist says. Premium service article

Palaistínigh á marú ar mhaithe le brabúis chomhlachtaí ola

2 December 2012

BHÍ AN-SPÉIS sa tír seo i bhfeachtas toghchánaíochta Uachtarán Mheiriocá, agus cosúil liom féin is dócha gur theastaigh ó fhormhor an phobail go mbeadh an bua ag Obama thar Romney. Free article

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Understanding opinion polls

2 December 2012

NEVER BELIEVE a politician who tells you they don’t pay attention to opinion polls. We all do. Premium service article

Gaza in 2020 – A liveable place?

2 December 2012

Just before Israel’s ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’ offensive, An Phoblacht’s Editor JOHN HEDGES met DR MOHAMMAD EL MAQADMA, Chief of the Field Health Programme in Gaza, in Dublin during a brief and busy visit hosted by SIPTU and co-ordinated by Paul Bell of SIPTU’s Health Division. He was here to meet the Irish Government, political figures, health professionals and trade unionists about UNRWA’s work and how much Ireland’s aid means to Palestinian refugees in Gaza, who constitute two thirds of Gaza inhabitants. Premium service article

End Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza

2 December 2012

ISRAEL has repeatedly said that it never targets civilians but when your warplanes are bombing and warships shelling an area that is 360km and has a population of over 1.65million, civilians are always going to be casualties. Free article

When sport speaks louder than words

2 December 2012

MAYBE IT WAS the neon signs which festooned Belfast City Hall. Maybe it was the huge Christmas tree behind the platform. Maybe it was just because it’s one of few seasonal songs to which I know the lyrics. Premium service article


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