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26 June 2008 Edition

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

26 June 2008

THE Lisbon Treaty result has exposed the undemocratic nature of the EU structures. The 1937 Constitution, however, recognises that it is the people and not the government that is sovereign. This underscores the benefits of protecting such democratic principles. I have no doubt that many of the other EU states' voters would also have rejected the Lisbon Treaty if their entitlement to a referendum had been respected. Free article

International : Bolivia's wealthy elite resist progress

26 June 2008

THE process of progressive change underway in Bolivia is facing serious challenges from the rich, mainly European or mixed-race elite, based in the eastern lowlands of the country, who are pushing for 'autonomy' from the central government. Free article

LISBON TREATY REJECTION : Papers spin the 'No' vote factors

26 June 2008

WITH recriminations and accusations over the Lisbon Treaty 'No' vote still ping-ponging back and forth between the media and the pro-treaty parties, two newly-published polls on why voters made their choices are providing interesting reading but not clarity on the referendum result. Free article


26 June 2008

Bíonn go leor staitisticí a fhoilsiú ag an am seo den bhliain nuair a nach mbíonn nuacht eile ann, agus tá sé éascaí teacht ar eolas bailithe ag ollscoileanna agus taighdeoirí faoi, faoi, bhuel faoi go leor leor téamaí agus nithe éagsúla. Free article

Matt Treacy

26 June 2008

I WAS, very uncharacteristically, sitting in a hostelry nursing a bottle of stout and watching Fermanagh and Derry when a chap came over and asked me if they were going to show the football. Free article

Media View

26 June 2008

GOOD NEWS for our small but growing Norwegian readership. An Phoblacht readers, though not many readers of anything else, will recall that Norway's oil and gas exploration company, Statoil, owns a substantial share of the Corrib gas field off the coast of Mayo. For a number of years, Shell to Sea activists have fought both for the gas to be processed off-shore but also for a fairer share of the profits from the find. Free article

Fifth Column

26 June 2008

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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