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2 February 2014 Edition

Government and Garda chiefs close ranks

2 February 2014

THE Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee probe into claims by Garda ‘whistleblowers’ that motorists had their penalty points ‘fixed’ by senior officers who quashed them was in doubt after dramatic interventions by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Free article

We need to be leaders in Europe

2 February 2014

MARK MOLONEY talks to Sinn Féin’s Ireland South EU candidate LIADH NÍ RIADA, daughter of renowned composer Seán Ó Riada Premium service article

Ní leór dúinn geallúint bhréagach a thuilleadh

2 February 2014

NÍL AON AIMHREAS ach sé fás na ngaelscoileanna ar fud na tíre an scéal is suntasaigh maidir le beatha na Gaeilge. In ainneoin neamhshuim (ó dheas) is námhadas (ó thuaidh) na stát tá sé léirithe ag na mílte saoránaigh go dteastaíonn uatha an teanga a choinneáil beo is a thabhairt don ghlúin atá ag teacht. Free article

Facing down the apartheid regime

2 February 2014

From ANC activist in Cape Town to nurse in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh – CAROL DENISE JORDAAN talks to LEANNE MAGUIRE Premium service article

Syria and refugees raised with Iran

2 February 2014

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe in Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee delegation meeting Iranian Government in Tehran Free article

The self-preservation societies

2 February 2014

IN DONEGAL AND DUBLIN in January, councillors from Fianna Fáil, Labour and some self-styled left-wing Independents displayed an amazing ability to ensure their jobs were protected to the cost of the people in their respective counties. Free article

Tottenham verdict’s echoes in Ireland

2 February 2014

THE CONTROVERSIAL INQUEST finding in London in January that the Metropolitan Police were acting lawfully when they shot dead an unarmed Mark Duggan, the 29-year-old father of six whose killing led to the London riots of August 2011 brought to mind inquests into the deaths of Irish republicans at the hands of the police. Premium service article

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Choosing freedom – Catalonia’s independence vote

2 February 2014

SCOTLAND will not be the only European country voting on whether or not to become a fully-fledged nation this year. The people of Catalonia, currently an autonomous region in northern Spain, will get to vote on independence after the regional parliament defied the Spanish Government to call for an independence vote for 9 November. Free article

Cairde na hÉireann – Scotland’s Irish republican voice

2 February 2014

CAIRDE na hÉireann in Scotland marked its growth this year as one of the most vibrant organisations outside Ireland supporting Sinn Féin with the launch of a dedicated youth wing for young people aged 16 to 25. Premium service article

Homeless numbers an indictment of governments’ inaction

2 February 2014

THE RIGHT to adequate housing is fundamental and an obligation on government to ensure there is sufficient housing to meet the needs of its citizens. Free article

Unionist leaders follow the Orange Brick Road

2 February 2014

PEADAR WHELAN argues that the DUP and UUP leaderships have been immobilised by the reactionary nature of the unionist ideology that frames their thinking Premium service article

400 at Bantry meeting vow to fight Single Farm Payment cuts

2 February 2014

CUTS to Single Farm Payments are another attack on farmers and come as a blow to those who are already marginalised because of the disadvantaged land that makes up many of the holdings in west Cork, a packed meeting in Bantry heard in mid-January. Free article

Bombing Victorian Britain and revolution in Connacht

2 February 2014

War in the Shadows: The Irish-American Fenians who bombed Victorian Britain and Revolution in Connacht: A Photographic History 1913-1923 Free article

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