Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 June 2015 Edition

Céim eile chun cinn don athmhuintearas

1 June 2015

GLACADH CÉIM stairiúil eile chun cinn don athmhuintearas sna h-oileáin seo nuair a chas Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness agus an Prionsa Seárlas ar a chéile i nGaillimh le déanaí. Bhí sé d’onóir agam a bheith i láthair don chruinniú príobháideach seo, agus b’fhacthas dom go raibh mé ag feiceáil an stair dhá scríobh ós comhair mo shúile. Free article

Spotlight on Britain's undercover war

1 June 2015

A SECRET RUC Special Branch forensics unit is being investigated by the Police Ombudsman's office amid growing calls for the British Government to come clean on its use of unionist killer gangs in the North. Premium service article

It was the polls ‘wot won it’

1 June 2015

WHO REALLY WON the British election? Who will win the coming Leinster House vote? It is the same victor in not just these polls but the marriage equality referendum in Ireland too. The news media are the clear winners. Premium service article

People-powered campaigning

1 June 2015

FOR MANY IN IRELAND, the ability to effect change seems to be an ever-decreasing possibility. Corporate power is rising and trust in political parties and the traditional structures of democracy are in decline. Representative democracy is failing the majority and more and more people feel disempowered and distanced from decision makers. Premium service article

Danny Morrison's West Belfast, A story of a community in struggle

1 June 2015

DANNY MORRISON always wanted to be a novelist, from when he was around 15 or 16 growing up in Belfast. Being interned got in the way. He became embroiled in the struggle against the gerrymandered unionist statelet and the props which held up the Stormont unionist regime, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British Army. Free article

Meet the Creightons

1 June 2015

IRELAND’S NEWEST POLITICAL PARTY made a splash in the Carlow/Kilkenny by-election finishing ahead of Labour. Headed-up by former Fine Gael Minister of State and darling of the media and the leafy south Dublin suburbs, Lucinda Creighton, it has acted as a rallying point for a cohort of disgruntled Establishment figures wanting to take up where the Progressive Democrats left off. Free article

‘British renegotiation is also an opportunity for Irish democracy

1 June 2015

THE Conservative Party victory in Britain and the certainty now that there will be a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union has thrown the Irish Establishment into total turmoil. Premium service article

Everywhere Man

1 June 2015

Seán Tyrrell’s unique voice and lyrics make him stand apart from other artists Premium service article

Gallipoli, the British Cabinet and the road to the Rising

1 June 2015

RECENT COMMEMORATIONS have largely ignored the important political implications for Ireland of Britain’s failed campaign in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli. Yet this military disaster had consequences which further undermined the Home Rule party of John Redmond and helped pave the way for the 1916 Rising. Premium service article

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