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Voting rights referendum about ‘giving practical effect to nationhood’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD

17 June 2019

Last week, in response to a question from Gerry Adams, An Taoiseach confirmed that the cabinet had agreed a Presidential Referendum Bill that would be moved in the Dáil before the summer. Free article

The Julia Carney Column

2 July 2010

England World Cup shocker

I'M WORRIED about England’s progress in the World Cup. As we go to print they’re third in their group and the clash with Slovenia is going to be decisive. Ladies and gentlemen, comrades, there is a distinct possibility England might be going home early, and that’s no cause for celebration.

I’m panicking. I’m checking the sports pages of the papers. I... Free article

Pádraig Barton - An inspiring young republican

2 July 2010

IT WAS with great shock and sadness that young republicans from across Ireland learned of the tragic death of Derry Ógra Shinn Féin activist Pádraig Barton.

Pádraig was involved in an accident outside Derry City in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 6th, and tragically passed away in Altnagelvin Hospital on Monday, June 7th.

Pádraig was a well-known, extremely dedicated ... Free article

Notices

2 July 2010

I nDíl Chuimhne

“Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.” – Pádraig Mac Piarais

24 June 1974: Volunteers Gerard CRAIG and David RUSSELL, Derry Brigade

25 June 1973: Volunteer Dermot CROWLEY, Cork Brigade

25 June 1973: Volunteers Patrick CARTY and Seán LOUGHRAN, Tyrone Brigade

25 June 1986: Volunteer Brian DEMPSEY, 2nd... Free article

Cúlchaint

2 July 2010

LE EOGHAN Mac CORMAIC

Leithscéal

I NDIAIDH do sheoladh Tuairisc Saville an tseachtain seo, d’fhoilsigh formhór na nuachtán sa tír seo, agus cuid mhaith nuachtáin i Sasana, anailís agus mionscrúdú ar ábhar na tuairisce, grianghraif ó Dhomhnach na Fola, agus athchló ar thuairiscí óna nuachtáin ar an lá agus laethanta i ndiaidh an dúnmharfa féin. Bhí eisceachtaí ann, ar ndóigh -... Free article

BLOODY SUNDAY – 38 years waiting for truth and justice

2 July 2010

Truth costs nothing: it’s suppression of truth that’s costly

BY LAURA FRIEL

ANOTHER milestone in the struggle to establish the truth about Bloody Sunday has been met with the publication of the Saville Report. This is the second report commissioned by the British Government into the killing of civilians in Derry’s Bogside on January 30th 1972 by British paratroopers.
The first... Free article

In the beginnings...

2 July 2010

THE 40th anniversary of a series of key moments in the history of the struggle will be remembered in Belfast this summer through a series of events organised across the city.

The Defence of Ardoyne, the Battle of St Matthews and the Falls Road Curfew, all distinct in their own right, were also part of an escalation towards conflict that culminated in the British Army’s massacre... Free article

Banking & bombshells – 8 things you should know about the banks

2 July 2010

YES, banks are boring. But we should all be paying attention to them and what the Government is doing with them, because billions of our money is being poured into them while equal amounts are being subtracted from our health, education and social welfare systems.

REGULATION, shareholders, subordinated bonds, directors’ loans - these are the terms most of us never thought we’d... Free article

Editorial

2 July 2010

New beginnings, Bloody Sunday and beyond and The Fine Gael farce Free article

Winds of change or same old (Fine) Gael? Labour poll hype and Fine Gael ‘heave’ gloss over policy problems

2 July 2010

BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

AS the Dáil approaches its summer recess there has been much talk about seismic change in Irish politics. But what has really changed?

A dire Fianna Fáil Government clings to office, propped up by a small party of opportunists (PDs/Greens, ‘Independents’ - tick as appropriate). Fine Gael has one of its periodic fits of the jitters and shoots itself in... Free article

Dáil passes Civil Partnership Bill

2 July 2010

THE Dáil has passed the Civil Partnership Bill, giving same-sex couples the right to legally-binding civil partnerships for the first time from next year.

The vote in Leinster House last night – supported by Sinn Féin TDs as a civil rights issue – was greeted with applause from the public gallery..

The Bill now goes to the Seanad and should be signed into law in the autumn.

ENDS

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