Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

6 January 2013 Edition

Pearse’s political journal republished

6 January 2013

PH PEARSE published a political weekly newspaper in the Irish language between March and May 1912. An Barr Bua gave a voice not only to Pearse but to other radical Irish nationalists such as Eamonn Ceannt who, like Pearse, was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Here we carry one of Pearse’s articles from An Barr Bua number 2, 23 March 1912. Entitled ‘Will Ireland be sold?’ it has obvious echoes in Irish politics today. Free article

Turf wars: ‘Trying to bulldoze communities into submission will not work’

6 January 2013

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government has a six-month window to negotiate a settlement with Ireland’s protesting turf cutters. Turf cutters in Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath and Galway (and to a lesser extent in Leitrim, Cavan, Meath, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary and Kildare) are protecting a generations-old tradition and dependency on the natural fuel. Premium service article

David Rabelo sentenced to 18 years

6 January 2013

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey recently visited a jailed Colombian human rights and trade union activist who has highlighted collusion between the military, police and right-wing death squads Free article

Fás leanúnach le mothú don Ghaeilge i nDaonáireamh 2011

6 January 2013

LÉIRÍONN DAONÁIREAMH 2011 sna Sé Chontae go bhfuil fás leanúnach ann i líon na ndaoine a bhfuil cumas sa Ghaeilge acu ó bhí 2001 ann. Free article

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The conflict and ‘Aftermath’

6 January 2013

Laurence McKeown is currently Co-ordinator of the ‘Aftermath’ project in County Louth which looks at the experiences of victims/survivors and those displaced by the conflict. He spoke to An Phoblacht about what he is hoping to achieve in the ‘Aftermath’ project. Free article

‘It could be people like you or me who have hit hard times’

6 January 2013

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE are finding themselves homeless and living on the streets of Ireland. Despite the increased demand this places on charitable organisations, very little extra state funding has been released to help them deal with the surge in demand. Various groups deliver food and dry clothing to people living rough. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY went out with Dublin City Sinn Féin on a soup run one rain-soaked Sunday night. Free article

A decade of anniversaries

6 January 2013

THE DECADE of anniversaries is finally upon us – this being specifically the centenary of the Irish revolutionary period of 1913 to 1923. These years wrought enormous political and social change, not only in Ireland but also in the rest of Europe and the world at large. Free article

Pitch battles against bigotry

6 January 2013

RACISM in sport used to be an issue most associated with soccer in England and mainland Europe. In recent weeks, though, racism has again hit the headlines here in Ireland. Free article

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