Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

2 December 2012 Edition

‘There is no room for grey areas here – women die in those grey areas’

2 December 2012

THE DEATH of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar has brought the world’s media attention on Ireland and has highlighted the dangerous reality that the ambiguity of the law has created. Premium service article

Pearse Jordan: The fight for truth goes on

2 December 2012

WITH the inquest into the RUC killing of unarmed IRA Volunteer PEARSE JORDAN in Belfast in 1992 failing at the end of this October to reach agreement on key aspects of the case, Pearse’s parents, Hugh and Teresa, are accusing the state of prolonging the cover-up. An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN looks at the killing, the lies and the cover-up and finds that Britain’s ‘Dirty War’ continues behind closed doors 20 years after Pearse was shot dead by the RUC. Premium service article

Getting housing right

2 December 2012

THE HUMAN RIGHT to housing is explicitly set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Free article

Can Labour be part of the Left?

2 December 2012

IF IT IS SO APPARENT that continued subservience to the European Union and the needs of its bank sector are imposing severe hardship on the majority of Irish people, and setting back our hopes of economic growth by a generation, why do the political parties, especially Labour, continue to sacrifice everything for the European ‘good’? Premium service article

Ceapacháin ar Bhord Údarás na Gaeltachta éagcothrom

2 December 2012

TÁ FAILLÍ TÍREOLAÍOCH agus inscne ag baint leis na ceapacháin atá déanta ag Aire na Gaeltachta, Dinny McGinley ar bhord Údarás na Gaeltachta. Tá líon na mban ar an mbord gearrtha go beirt agus tá líon na gcomhaltaí as Gaeltacht na Gaillimhe laghdaithe ó ochtar go beirt. Premium service article

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Challenging child poverty

2 December 2012

Address to conference on ‘Combating Child Poverty and Social Exclusion: Promoting Children’s Well-Being in Times of Austerity’ (Belfast, Friday 16 November), hosted by Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson and the GUE/NGL (European United Left/Nordic Green Left) Group in the European Parliament Free article

Exclusive: Inside Priory Hell

2 December 2012

MORE than 240 people who used to live in the Priory Hall apartments in the north Dublin City suburb of Donaghmede are facing a second Christmas out of their homes and in temporary accommodation. The complex was evacuated in October 2011 after failings in fire and safety regulations led to the complex being immediately condemned as a death trap for the men, women and children living there. Resident NIALL O’REILLY gave An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY an exclusive look inside ‘Priory Hell’. Free article

Bribery charges may unravel Murdoch media’s Ireland smears in US

2 December 2012

CHARGES in London against former News International editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson (British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spin doctor) over alleged corrupt payments to public officials could see Rupert Murdoch’s New York-based parent company in trouble in the US under its anti-bribery laws. But US journalists should also look at the Murdoch media’s reporting of the Irish Peace Process — and particularly Senator George Mitchell — an international award-winning investigative journalist says. Premium service article

SUSI shambles forces students out of university

2 December 2012

STUDENTS are being forced to drop out of third-level education and emigrate as they cannot afford to continue in college due to the failure of the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant applications process to cope with the volume and its own red tape. Free article

Palaistínigh á marú ar mhaithe le brabúis chomhlachtaí ola

2 December 2012

BHÍ AN-SPÉIS sa tír seo i bhfeachtas toghchánaíochta Uachtarán Mheiriocá, agus cosúil liom féin is dócha gur theastaigh ó fhormhor an phobail go mbeadh an bua ag Obama thar Romney. Free article

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