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30 September 2012 Edition

Pensioners in the firing line

30 September 2012

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government is firmly putting pensioners and the elderly in general in the firing line in respect of further social welfare cuts being planned in the next budget. Premium service article

Economic and social rights should be on Constitutional Convention agenda

30 September 2012

NOW, more than ever, there is a need for a radical and far-reaching reform of the current Constitution and the political system to build a New Republic. I believe that a real constitutional reform project can inspire the people of Ireland. It could be instrumental in reviving the hopes of Irish citizens for a positive future and be a catalyst for common interest, a common vision and a common purpose. Premium service article

Unionism inextricably linked to denial?

30 September 2012

IT’S CLEAR from the events of the last month in north Belfast that the issue of unionist parading has ratcheted up the levels of tension in the area. And with September’s Ulster Covenant Parade due to take place on Saturday 29 September (as An Phoblacht goes to press), with 20,000 Orange marchers and supporters with more than 100 bands passing St Patrick’s Church on Donegall Street, nationalists were holding their breath. Premium service article

The demise of a Glasgow giant

30 September 2012

“A tale of our times, brilliantly told, of what happens when big sport, like big banks, ignores the rules and the fans. Online, on the money and now in print, the author’s been at the forefront — unlike Rangers directors — he didn’t do walking away and Rangers owe him for that.” Premium service article

Unionism’s private army

30 September 2012

IN the final part of his series of articles around unionist centenaries, TOM HARTLEY looks at the origins of the Ulster Volunteer Force – the UVF. Free article

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Power to the people

30 September 2012

WELCOMING the Fermanagh Trust’s recently-published research document, Maximising Community Outcomes From Wind Energy Developments, Martina, a member of the European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI), described the community dimension of renewable energy policy in the Six Counties as its Achilles’ Heel. If this weakness is not addressed we will continue to face opposition from communities. Free article

Brian Kennedy: ‘Wasn’t I a lucky boy?’

30 September 2012

KATHLEEN LARGEY’S iconic republican ballad, Four Green Fields, set 8-year-old Brian Kennedy onto a path from the Falls Road to New York’s Broadway and to share the stage at other international venues with music all-time greats such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and fellow Belfastman Van Morrison. Free article

Caint gan stad – Caint gan toradh

30 September 2012

IS DÓCHA go bhfuil chuile dhuine tinn tuirseach faoin tráth seo faoin tsíor-chaint ó pholaiteóirí is iriseóirí neamhaitheasacha go bhfuil margadh nach mor déanta a thabharfadh faoiseamh don tír seo óna haisíocaíochta troma atá le déanamh againn le cinntiú nach gcaillfeadh bainc Ghearmáineacha aon airgead. Premium service article

Sinn Féin’s ‘ballot bomb’

30 September 2012

THE YEAR 1982 saw British Government strategy in Ireland in disarray. The Hunger Strike of the previous year, in which ten republican prisoners died in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, had broken the British policy of criminalising the prisoners and, by extension, the struggle for Irish freedom. The world saw that Irish republicans had widespread community support among the nationalist population in the Six Counties. Premium service article

Peter Corrigan

30 September 2012

OCTOBER marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of Armagh City Sinn Féin activist Peter Corrigan on 25th October 1982 by a unionist death squad. The Armagh Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair, in conjunction with the Corrigan family, have planned a series of commemorative events honouring Peter’s contribution to the republican struggle. Premium service article

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