Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

15 April 2010 Edition

Another View by Eoin Ó Broin

15 April 2010

There are more than 100 shops selling mephedrone-related products across Ireland. Labelled 'snow', 'blow' or 'bath salts' these legal highs have been linked to over 20 deaths in Britain and the suicide of 17 year old Lee Campbell in Netwonabbey, Co. Antrim, last month. Free article

International support vital to resolving Basque conflict

15 April 2010

At the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis held last month in Dublin, Kattalina Madriagia, a pro-independence left former MP from the Basque Country, spoke to An Phoblacht's EMMA CLANCY about the significance of the Basque Abertzale Left's proposal for a democratic and peaceful process of political dialogue to begin. Free article

Halting progress in Paraguay

15 April 2010

In April 2008, the people of Paraguay made a dramatic break with their past by electing to the highest office in the land a most unorthodox president, one Fernando Lugo. The new president was unique in two key respects: he had been a Catholic bishop who resigned from the church in 2005, after it denied him permission to run for elected office. Whilst under the authority of Rome, Lugo had served in Paraguay's most impoverished region where his work gained him the epithet 'Bishop of the Poor'. Free article


15 April 2010

Bualadh bob orm, dhá nó thrí sheachtain ó shin nuair a léigh mé agallamh le Séan Mac Bradaigh ag fógairt an nuacht go bhfuil ré reatha nuachtáin seachtainiúil An Phoblacht ag teacht go deireadh, agus gur iris mhíosúil a bheas ann feasta. Free article


15 April 2010

It was just after one in the morning on a country road up North a few years back. It was cold, wet and windy. I was wobbling slightly in the wind while the Fat Man, who was borderline anorexic as people called that always are, held the bottom of the ladder. I was at the other end with a knife in one hand and an SDLP poster in the other, sawing through the cable tie. Free article

The Mary Nelis Column

15 April 2010

No one with any integrity would argue that the Good Friday Agreement has 'normalised' what is referred to as Anglo Irish relations. Indeed the historical relationships between the two islands has never been either normal or friendly mainly due to the imperialist aggressive nature of the British State headed up by the Monarchy. Free article

Remembering the Past: Sinn Féin shakes up local government in North

15 April 2010

From the establishment of Six-County state local government in that area was a bastion of sectarian bigotry and the means by which Unionism exercised discrimination in housing and jobs and voting. Sinn Féin boycotted local elections up to the early 1980s but the party's decision to contest for council seats across the North in 1985 saw sectarian local government facing the biggest challenge in its history. Free article

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