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5 August 2013 Edition

Tackling Unemployment

5 August 2013

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government are claiming that they are making progress in tackling the unemployment crisis. Jobs are being created, they say; the live register is falling; the number of people in employment is increasing. Premium service article

Laethanta Deiridh an tSeanaid?

5 August 2013

BHÍ rud éigin ósréalaíoch ag baint leis an choicíos deireadh sa tSeanad roimh sos an tSamhraidh. ‘Stoirm Fhoirfe’ a bhí ann ar bhealach, agus muid ar bord an Titanic b’fhéidir! Premium service article

We all have the power to make a change

5 August 2013

THIS YEAR’S Sinn Féin Summer School in the picturesque west Cork village of Baile Mhuirne (enjoying glorious sunshine at the end of June before the July heatwave) lived up to its now-established reputation as one of the most stimulating and open forums on social and political issues. Free article

Gusty Spence and loyalism’s political challenges

5 August 2013

TONY NOVOSEL makes a convincing argument that loyalists had created peace and reconciliation proposals during the mid-1970s through to the mid-1980s period. Free article

To be seen and heard – Why it’s always good to talk

5 August 2013

ON the 15th anniversary in May of the Good Frday Agreement referendum, republican ex-prisoners hosted a cross-community conference in the Linen Hall Library in Belfast. Free article

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Cost of the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework

5 August 2013

A REDUCED EU budget will have a devastating effect on the North of Ireland. A 6% reduction for 2014 represents the first time the EU budget has been cut in 56 years. Free article

The Salmon of Knowledge

5 August 2013

SALMON the size of a bull-calf, magic apples, flaming pigs, plentiful fowl, succulent beef, bone-sucking mutton, juicy fruit, mouth-watering grapes, ever-lasting bread and water and wine. Wondrous food epitomised the ancient voyages of Máel Dúin, Bran, Snédgus and Mac Riagla, and Saint Brendan. Premium service article

Killer robots – It’s not science fiction

5 August 2013

IT’S A SCARY THOUGHT straight from a sci-fi blockbuster but, in the near future, killing machines with absolutely no human input could be let loose to engage and kill at will. Free article

GAA: The Hunger Games

5 August 2013

EVERY CREASE in our car is encrusted with sand from the beaches of Donegal. But the wind will have blown it back from Belfast to Bunbeg before we see another summer like this. Premium service article

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