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1 September 2015 Edition

Building a bridge – Glen Barr

1 September 2015

GLEN BARR OBE – senior political spokesperson for the Ulster Defence Association (1973-1976 and 1977-1981), Chair of Ulster Workers’ Council strike in 1974, which brought down the power-sharing Executive led by Brian Faulkner – writes for An Phoblacht Free article

Republicans and the reconciliation debate – Seán Oliver

1 September 2015

From a Presbyterian background in north Belfast, Seán Oliver has been a Sinn Féin activist since the later 1980s Free article

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The Wild Atlantic Way

1 September 2015

DRIVING the scary descent from the Connor Pass is a Dantesque scenario for travellers who have never witnessed such a panoramic vista – mountains, fields and sands morphing into a bluegreen chimera that holds the past and present in its fiery breath. Premium service article

Féile an Phobail – Festival of the People

1 September 2015

AS FÉILE AN PHOBAIL brings the curtain down on its 27th year, An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN looks back on what gives Féile its unique character. He recalls the roots of Féile in the bloody events of March 1988 while also comparing the positivity of Féile and its objectives to the negativity of the unionist ‘marching season’ and Eleventh Night bonfires, and the anti-community actions of those burning fires in nationalist areas on 9 August under the guise of commemorating internment. Premium service article

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