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16 May 2016 Edition

Election battle over, the struggle continues

16 May 2016

AFTER MONTHS of campaigning, canvassing and door knocking the votes were finally counted in the North’s Assembly elections from 5 May with 28 Sinn Féin MLAs elected to Stormont. Free article

An féidir le Labour an cheacht a fhoghlaim?

16 May 2016

IS COSÚIL go raibh cathú mór roimh a bhfuil fágtha de Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre sa Dáil dul ar ais sa rialtas le Fine Gael sular thuig Joan Burton is a comhleacaithe, Brendan Howlin is Alan Kelly, nach mbeadh na baill a d’fhan bainteach leis an bpáirtí in ann glacadh le seift chomh siniciúil sin. Free article

Seachtar Seanadóir

16 May 2016

BÍONN CAINT mhór ina gcuid fógraí teilifíse ag an gcomhlacht Carlsberg ar an saol mar a shamhlóidís siúd é, ach b’shin an mothú a bhí agam féin le déanaí agus an chomhaireamh ar bun do thoghchán an tSeanaid. Free article

Low wages, high prices

16 May 2016

Work to live or live to work? ROBBIE SMYTH looks at the widening pay inequalities and the struggle for a living wage in the South’s economy Free article

‘Our two nations will build free and united republics’

16 May 2016

ARNALDO OTEGI – the acknowledged leader of the Basque peace process and released from a Spanish prison on 1 March after serving more than six years on political charges – spoke to AN PHOBLACHT EDITOR JOHN HEDGES at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin. Free article

We’re on the one road

16 May 2016

166,785 votes, 39 candidates, 28 Assembly members elected, 10 women MLAs– it was another landmark election for Sinn Féin coming weeks after the Leinster House general election. Free article

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Is the Government really minding mental health?

16 May 2016

THE DECISION by the outgoing Fine Gael/Labour Government to reallocate €12million in funding initially designated for mental health caused much furore in recent weeks. The cutting by over a third of €35million “ringfenced” for mental health developments in Budget 2016 resulted in protests by the Union of Students in Ireland as well as generating media and public anger. It was difficult for many to understand why, with high suicide rates and huge numbers of people suffering from mental health problems, the Government could see fit to divert these funds. Premium service article

Nicky Kelly – It’s time to scrap Special Criminal Court

16 May 2016

ON 31 March 1976, armed men robbed the Cork to Dublin mail train at Sallins, getting away with approximately £200,000. Premium service article

Impact of prison protests and freedom struggle

16 May 2016

THE PERSONAL STORIES of former POWs were at the heart of a series of events organised over the May bank holiday weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike. Premium service article

We need to bring back Ireland’s native woodlands

16 May 2016

THROUGHOUT the 2016 Dáil general election campaign there was widespread criticism over the lack of coverage and discussion of environmental issues despite climate change and global warming being one of the most important issues facing the world today. Free article

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