Ap Aug front 2017

1 August 2017 Edition

Sinn Féin Bill to outlaw tactical insolvencies gets green light

1 August 2017

THE Dáil has agreed to allow to proceed to committee a Sinn Féin Bill I have tabled that will make tactical insolvencies a fraud on employees and therefore illegal. Free article

From Civil Rights to power-sharing – the DUP still doesn’t get it

1 August 2017

PEADAR WHELAN casts a critical eye over how the political landscape of the North has – and hasn’t – changed since the foundation of the Civil Rights movement in 1967 to demand equality and fair treatment. Free article

The First Hunger Striker

1 August 2017

THE first Irishman to die on hunger strike was Thomas Ashe, who died at the age of 32 on 25 September 1917 as a result of being forcibly fed in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. Free article

In am Beart de Réir Briathar don Ghaeilge!

1 August 2017

TÁ FRUSTRACHAS mór ar na dreamanna atá ag plé leis na pleananna teanga sa Ghaeltacht nach bhfuil an Rialtas ag cur dóthain acmhainní ar fáil chun an obair a chur i gcrích agus gur cur i gcéill atá ar bun acu i ndáiríre. Free article

The privatisation of the Irish state’s social welfare system

1 August 2017

SINCE the winding-down of the discredited JobBridge programme – which saw unemployed people being exploited to work full-time for a paltry €50 on top of their dole – a new ‘job activation’ scheme has slowly been rolled out across the state. Free article

Political unionism and Orangeism need to give decisive leadership against sectarianism

1 August 2017

MY REPUBLICANISM has been inspired by the United Irish tradition synonymous with my home area of County Antrim. So I felt particularly honoured to speak at this year’s annual Sinn Féin Bodenstown Commemoration for Wolfe Tone, the founder of Irish republicanism. Free article

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Colombian trade union leader freed from prison speaks in Belfast

1 August 2017

SENIOR Colombian trade unionist and recently-released political prisoner Huber Ballesteros has told Irish republicans in Belfast of his frustration at the Colombian Government’s failure to fully implement the peace deal recently signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla movement that has ended a 52-year-long conflict. Free article

Is féidir leis na Breatnaigh rud nó dhó a mhúineadh dúinn

1 August 2017

TÁ CATH tábhachtach ar siúl maidir le hAcht Teangan ó thuaidh, ach is ceart cuimhneamh go bhfuil cath ar siúl ó dheas freisin le fírinne a dhéanamh dena prionsabail is dena geallúintí atá déanta i leith na teangan. Free article

Planning for the future - Our diversity is our strength

1 August 2017

BREXIT has created a constitutional earthquake and its aftershocks have exposed the fault lines of partition in Ireland. The Border is now laid bare as the false construct it has always been – and its contradictions must now be dealt with. Free article

‘Reeling in the Years’ – Is it time for a Gaelflix?

1 August 2017

IF you have succumbed to a Netflix subscription you can quite easily find a film with an Irish connection in the sometimes mind-numbing scrolling through viewing choices. Free article


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