Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 December 2013 Edition

The challenge in the New Year

1 December 2013

AS PEOPLE brought the Tipperary-born Fr Alec Reid – dubbed by Gerry Adams “The Chaplain to the Peace Process” – from Dublin, where he passed away on 22 November, to be laid to rest at Clonard Monastery in west Belfast, Belfast city centre was the target of a 130lb bomb. Free article

The MRF – Part of Britain’s Dirty War

1 December 2013

PANORAMA’S exposé of the British Army’s Military Reaction Force undercover death squad in west Belfast in the early 1970s shocked many viewers. What was really shocking was that it took the mainstream British media more than 40 years to uncover ‘what the dogs in the street’ had always known and what An Phoblacht/Republican News had reported from the 1970s. Free article

Weapon came from MI5/British Army agent Brian Nelson

1 December 2013

THE weapon used by the UVF to murder Roseanne Mallon and injure Bridget Mallon on 8 May 1994 was part of a consignment of weapons imported to Ireland in December 1987 by MI5/British Army agent Brian Nelson and distributed to loyalists. Free article

Haass Talks: Sinn Féin’s proposals on the past, parades and flags

1 December 2013

IN A BID to stimulate debate and progress on addressing legacy issues, contentious parades and flags, Sinn Féin published three discussion papers for everyone to consider ahead of meeting US diplomat Dr Richard Haass when the former US special envoy arrived back in Belfast on 18 November with his deputy, Dr Meghan O’Sullivan. Free article

The Sagart

1 December 2013

CLONARD MONASTERY is a place of pilgrimage. They came in their hundreds to say a final goodbye to a good priest, a close friend, a gentle and kind-hearted man, and as courageous and humble a human being as you could ever hope to meet. Free article

Strabane and Lifford say ‘Yes’

1 December 2013

NINE OUT OF TEN people voting in the ‘People’s Referendum on Irish Unity’ in the Tyrone and Donegal areas of Strabane and Lifford on Saturday 23 November said ‘Yes’ to Irish reunification. Free article

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Caithfear aitheantas iomlán a éileamh don Ghaeilge san AE

1 December 2013

BHÍ RÍMÉAD agus bród ar Ghaeil ar fud na cruinne ar an 1 Eanáir, 2007, nuair a tugadh aitheantas don Ghaeilge mar theanga oifigiúil san Aontas Eorpach. Bhí dóchas ann an t-am sin go gciallódh sin ardú stádais don teanga go h-idirnáisiúnta, rud a thabharfadh meanma breise don Ghaeilge in Éireann chomh maith. Premium service article

Fianna Fáil should face test with Troika

1 December 2013

THE European Parliament is to investigate the “non-transparent” work of the EU Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund officials (commonly referred to as ‘The Troika’) overseeing spending cuts in the bail-out countries of Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus. Free article

A history of imprisonment and escape

1 December 2013

GERRY KELLY tells An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN why he decided to put pen to paper to tell the real inside story of ‘The Great Escape’ from the H-Blocks of Long Kesh in September 1983. Premium service article

Breaking the Berlin Wall Breaking the Border

1 December 2013

‘The project of EU integration is all about bringing people together and breaking down borders’ Free article

Sinn Féin’s new National Spokesperson on Women asks . . . Where are all the women?

1 December 2013

AT a recent business event ‘on the Hill’ at Stormont I found myself wondering: “Where are all the women?” I looked around, continued to politely mingle and then it hit me: I was the ONLY woman in the room. Free article

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