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4 November 2012 Edition

Martin McGuinness: ‘A united Ireland is inevitable’

4 November 2012

AN PHOBLACHT last interviewed MARTIN McGUINNESS during his election campaign for President of Ireland. One year on – after coming a very creditable third of seven candidates and winning twice as many votes as Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell – Martin spoke to us about the political state of play. Free article

Dr Aleida Guevara: Daughter of Che Guevara talks to An Phoblacht

4 November 2012

WHETHER SHE IS in the streets of Havana, at a university in Paris, or even in the tiny West of Ireland village of Kilkee, County Clare, Dr Aleida Guevara is never far away from an image of her father. The ‘Heroic Guerrilla Fighter’ photograph — later turned into a caricature by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick — is considered the most famous image in the world. Premium service article

Budget 2012: We need a Plan B

4 November 2012

RISING UNEMPLOYMENT, poverty and emigration, cuts in esssential public services and the unravelling of community supports is the dismal backdrop to the looming budget to be announced on 5 December. Premium service article

Sinn Féin jobs plan and how to pay for it

4 November 2012

SINN FÉIN has launched a 60-page job creation proposal setting out a comprehensive plan for making youth employment a priority; assisting businesses and manufacturing; developing the agri-food sector; reforming the existing enterprise agencies; promoting co-operatives and much more. Free article

John Walker, Birmingham Six: The people who framed us have never been brought to account

4 November 2012

Little did I know at that stage it would be 16 years before I would set foot on a street again as the British demanded their pound of flesh and we were to be it Free article

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Athchóiriú gan cumhachtaí, athchóiriú gan mhaith

4 November 2012

FUAIR PLEAN Phil Hogan i dtaobh athchóiriú an rialtais áitiúil an-chuid poiblíochta nuair a foilsíodh é, agus an rialtas ag maíomh gan séanadh gurb é an t-athchóiriú ba dhoimhne in Éirinn é le céad bliain. Free article

Merkel bursts the balloon of Government self-deception

4 November 2012

THE GOVERNMENT has been left reeling and in disarray after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s curt dismissal of the idea of any retrospective easing of our bank bail-out conditions. Premium service article

‘We will continue to work for the release of these prisoners’

4 November 2012

THE INJUSTICE of the continued imprisonment of Marian Price, Gerry McGeough and Martin Corey is a thorn in the side of the Peace Process and a blatant abuse of power by the British state. The cases go totally against the spirit of the Good Friday and Weston Park Agreements and only serve to bolster those groups who want to see it destroyed. Free article

TG4 reveals scandalous secret council deals with developers

4 November 2012

Secret deals and agreements between Dublin City Council management and developers, the misuse of the Compulsory Purchase Order process to benefit one developer, and the deception of the public and public representatives, all featured in the revelations Premium service article

Fishermen fight EU dumping disgrace

4 November 2012

KILMORE QUAY PIER, Wexford, Thursday 4 October: more than 200 happy people cram onto the jetty to pick up some lovely free monkfish courtesy of the Saltee’s Quest skipper, Jimmy Byrne, and owner Seamus O’Flaherty. EU law currently says that any fish caught that exceed the restrictive quotas place on fishermen have to be dumped at sea. Skipper Jimmy Byrne refuses to do so and told the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) he would be leaving it on the pier for them to dipsose of or people to collect and take home free of charge. By doing this Jimmy is accused of breaking the law and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions over his actions. He could get a criminal cinviction. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY met Jimmy and Seamus onboard the Saltee’s Quest at Kilmore Quay to get their side of the story. Free article

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