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30 June 2013 Edition

Bono – Caring face of the global elite

30 June 2013

Author, journalist and academic HARRY BROWNE has caused quite a stir with his new book, The Frontman – Bono (In the Name of Power). An Phoblacht columnist EOIN Ó BROIN caught up with Harry to discuss the book and the public and media reaction to it. Premium service article

We are of the legacy of the martyrs of 1981

30 June 2013

CAOIMHGHÍN Ó CAOLÁIN TD was Director of Elections in the H-Blocks general election campaign of 1981 when Kieran Doherty was elected TD for Cavan/Monaghan. Kieran later died on hunger-strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. In advance of the National Hunger Strike Commemoration coming to Monaghan Town in August, Caoimhghín reflects on the 1981 period and on its legacy, particularly in his own constituency. Premium service article

Robbie Smyth’s Top Ten Political Films

30 June 2013

WITH THE WEATHER indifferent to the best-planned holidays, the TV becomes our guilty fallback in what passes for the summer months in Ireland. What if you could put those wet days to commendable use watching the most important political films of our time? Even if it’s sunny, it can be good fun to deepen your political wisdom, spending a few hours where good momentarily triumphs. Free article

An bhfuil an CIA ag faire ort?

30 June 2013

TÁ AIRD tarraingthe ag Edward Snowden ar dhomhan na faisnéise in athuair leis na liomhaintí atá déanta aige maidir leis an CIA a bheith ag bailiú eolais fúinn uilig ar shuíomhanna na mórchomhlachtaí idirlíon. Ní dócha go gcuireann sé iontas ar aon duine againn go mbeadh a leithéad ar bun, ach is dóigh gur ábhar iontais é go bhfuil sé seo tagtha amach go poiblí i gcomhthéacs an stáid ina bhfuil Julian Assange agus Bradley Manning. Premium service article

‘We commit to resolve our differences through dialogue’

30 June 2013

A CROSS-COMMUNITY FORUM organised by the PSNI and attended by representatives from unionist and loyalist parties and organisations, Sinn Féin, the SDLP and church and community figures was held in Wales on Monday 20 May in advance of the marching season in the North of Ireland. Free article

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A new framework for the unfinished business of the past

30 June 2013

Sinn Féin believes we should seek to develop an inclusive reconciliation process in the here and now. That might help create a future possibility to successfully address the past. Free article

We need to pull up our socks as Gaeilge

30 June 2013

I have been working as the National Irish Language Officer for a little over a year now and I thought you might be interested to know what I have been up to. I write this as béarla as I realise that those of you who I am trying to encourage to use the cúpla focal are my biggest audience whose help I need. Free article

Opinion: Freedom of the press

30 June 2013

THE FIRST WEEK in June saw Dublin host the World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). Free article

Opinion: The SPAD Bill and the witch-hunt against ex-prisoners

30 June 2013

THE Sunday press witch-hunt is on for ex-prisoners after the SDLP let Jim Allister’s Special Advisers (SPAD) Bill pass. Newspapers now want to know where do they work and how can ‘we’ get rid of them? Premium service article

Irish politics: A game of two halves

30 June 2013

THE last few weeks have given us eloquent proof, once again, that not only is Ireland a country of two opposing interests (those of the rich and those of the rest of us) but our political system is one with two different sets of rules and criteria for success or failure. Premium service article

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