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6 January 2013 Edition

2013 – Time for a new direction

6 January 2013

Bliain úr faoi mhaise daoibh go léir. Our country is undergoing huge changes. The Peace Process has allowed an entire generation live without conflict. This generation should now be playing its part in developing the Irish nation as we approach the centenary of 1916. Free article

Creach ár n-acmhainní nádúrtha

6 January 2013

TÁ AMHRAS orm go bhfuil creach níos mó na ariamh dhá dhéanamh ar acmhainní nádurtha na hÉireann ar son comhlachtaí agus daoine príobháideacha agus níl fhios ag daoine go bhfuil sé ag tarlú fiú. Premium service article

Tide of protests against Dublin Bay oil rig

6 January 2013

PLANS to plant an oil rig near Dalkey Island in scenic Dublin Bay are being energetically opposed by a raft of campaigners ranging from residents to fishermen, environmentalists and local elected politicians. Premium service article

Michael Mansfield: Forensic radical lawyer

6 January 2013

MICHAEL MANSFIELD QC is Britain’s top international human rights lawyer. Born in 1941 into a staunchly Tory family in Margaret Thatcher’s heartland in the north London suburb of Finchley (as a teenager, Michael even delivered leaflets for Thatcher!), his mother’s innate sense of justice and his own education and experiences led to him becoming a radical defender in that most conservative and repressive bastion of the Establishment, the courts. Premium service article

Oideachas Ghaeilge le fágáil ar an ngannchuid?

6 January 2013

MÁS MAITH is mithid gan dabht go bhfuil an tAire Oideachais, Ruairí Quinn, ag iarraidh go gcuirfeadh an Eaglais Chaitliceach roinnt mhaith dena scoileanna atá faoina gcúram ar fáil le haghaidh oideachas gan creideamh i bhfianaise an líon tuismitheóirí a bhíonn ag iarraidh a leithéid. Premium service article

Labour Left needs to present a complete alternative

6 January 2013

COLM KEAVENEY’S action in voting against the Government and his own party’s role in creating a Budget that is rightly condemned as unfair and unjust reveals that perhaps not all Labour TDs can be tarred with the same ‘right-wing, unprincipled’ brush. Premium service article

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Turf wars: ‘Trying to bulldoze communities into submission will not work’

6 January 2013

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government has a six-month window to negotiate a settlement with Ireland’s protesting turf cutters. Turf cutters in Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath and Galway (and to a lesser extent in Leitrim, Cavan, Meath, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary and Kildare) are protecting a generations-old tradition and dependency on the natural fuel. Premium service article

David Rabelo sentenced to 18 years

6 January 2013

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey recently visited a jailed Colombian human rights and trade union activist who has highlighted collusion between the military, police and right-wing death squads Free article

Fás leanúnach le mothú don Ghaeilge i nDaonáireamh 2011

6 January 2013

LÉIRÍONN DAONÁIREAMH 2011 sna Sé Chontae go bhfuil fás leanúnach ann i líon na ndaoine a bhfuil cumas sa Ghaeilge acu ó bhí 2001 ann. Free article

‘It could be people like you or me who have hit hard times’

6 January 2013

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE are finding themselves homeless and living on the streets of Ireland. Despite the increased demand this places on charitable organisations, very little extra state funding has been released to help them deal with the surge in demand. Various groups deliver food and dry clothing to people living rough. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY went out with Dublin City Sinn Féin on a soup run one rain-soaked Sunday night. Free article


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