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12 January 2015 Edition

Connolly in command as war intensifies

12 January 2015

THE YEAR 1915 opened with James Connolly in command of the Irish Citizen Army, editor of the Irish Worker newspaper, and acting General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. He replaced General Secretary Jim Larkin who had departed for the United States the previous October. Premium service article

New trade deal could have huge implications for Ireland

12 January 2015

“IT’S a very dangerous development” is how Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy describes attempts to include a mechanism in a free trade deal between the US and the EU that would allow private companies to sue national governments and force them to change their laws in the favour of big business. Free article

Parental choice at the heart of education

12 January 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard responds to May Blood’s article in An Phoblacht on integrated education Free article

Irish Government ignores new challenge to old global economic order

12 January 2015

THE BLIND – and indeed ignorant – subservience of the Irish Government and the main opinion-formers to all things European (including the ill-fated euro currency and its strong nexus with the US dollar) risks leaving our country outside the new dynamic focus of global economics as the major developing nations create a challenge to the domination of the dollar in world affairs. Premium service article

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An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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I Am Alone

12 January 2015

Walter Macken – Time for the Galwayman to be recognised as one of Ireland’s greatest writers, says Robert Allen Premium service article

The killing of a republican

12 January 2015

FORTY YEARS after the assassination in County Monaghan of John Francis Green, exactly which arm of the British state was behind this cross-Border violation of a neighbouring state’s territory and the execution of an Irish citizen is still shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Premium service article

West Belfast ‘Scrooged’ again

12 January 2015

IT WAS LIKE the ghost of Christmas past. In October 2002, power-sharing institutions stumbled from the blow of the Stormont PSNI raid charade. Free article

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