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7 March 2016 Edition

Let’s build a new future on what has been achieved

7 March 2016

THIS ELECTION has not been the end of the process of resistance to austerity and the policies that put the interests of the richest and most privileged above those of the ordinary working man and woman. Free article

Sinn Féin surges again – 23 TDs and rising

7 March 2016

LESS THAN 20 YEARS after Sinn Féin won its first seat in the 1997 Leinster House elections, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin was returned again in Cavan/Monaghan for a fifth consecutive win, along with 22 other Sinn Féin deputies in the party’s best performance ever in Dáil elections. Sinn Féin won 285,319 votes. Free article

March memories

7 March 2016

1 March marks the anniversary of the beginning of the 1981 Hunger Strike. JIM GIBNEY recalls the events leading up to that fateful anniversary. Free article

Armagh women's prison struggle told in inspiring film

7 March 2016

A KIND OF SISTERHOOD, the award-winning film produced by Michelle Devlin and Claire Hackett, is a heart-stopping account of the struggle faced by the many republican women who fought their way through the North's prison system during the conflict. Free article

We need to prove to people there is an alternative

7 March 2016

THIS was a very good election for Sinn Féin. We went from 14 seats to (as we speak) 23 seats. We increased our representation by 60%. We also got a very good spread – there are very few regions in the state that there aren’t Sinn Féin TDs. If they weren’t elected this time they sure are going to be elected next time if they continue with the work they are doing. Free article

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British Government remains in the dock

7 March 2016

IN LIFE, Pat Finucane used his fine-tuned legal brain to protect those arrested and held in detention from ill-treatment during interrogation. He defended those who found themselves in court facing a judicial system which was politically manipulated to the point where the accused was presumed guilty, not innocent. Free article

British Government still failing to face the past

7 March 2016

THE FAMILY of Pat Finucane was attending the annual Pat Finucane Anniversary Lecture in Belfast on Thursday 11 February, the eve of the 27th anniversary of the assassination of human rights lawyer Pat Finucane by a unionist death squad operating with British Government agents within its army and police. At the same time, and in the same city, British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers was trying to throw a smokescreen around the British Government’s refusal to step up to the mark in dealing with the past. Free article

Far Right tries to capitalise on immigration fears

7 March 2016

CHAOTIC SCENES surrounded Dublin’s O’Connell Street in February as members of an extremist far-right organisation were chased off the streets by anti-fascist activists after a failed attempt to hold an anti-Islam rally in the capital to try and launch an Irish branch of Germany’s PEGIDA (“Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West”). Free article

Aitheantas do Bhua Chúba is ea Cuairt Barack Obama

7 March 2016

CÉIM thábhachtach is ea cuairt uachtarán Mheiriocá, Barack Obama, go dtí Cúba atá le reachtáil níos déanaí sa mí seo. Free article

Historical events properly understood can inspire the living – Alex Maskey

7 March 2016

‘A meaningful examination of how we can all remember our loved ones in an inclusive way (which recognises but respects the different role they may have played) is an essential part of this process’ – 2002, Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast, Alex Maskey Free article

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