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29 April 2014 Edition

Stand up and be counted get out and vote

29 April 2014

AS European and local elections take place in May across Ireland, North and South, An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY spoke to Sinn Féin deputy leader MARY LOU McDONALD TD at her constituency office in Dublin’s north inner city to talk about candidates, opinion polls and the hectic final run-in to polling day. Premium service article

Fighting for an Ghaeilge at every level

29 April 2014

West Belfast MLA Rosie McCorley explains why Sinn Féin is backing Foras na Gaeilge proposals Premium service article

Lining out for the dark side

29 April 2014

AS COUNTIES across Ireland put the finishing touches to their championship preparations, 2014 is already raising new questions about our national games. Free article

Sinn Féin minister shows the way with Casement Park social clauses

29 April 2014

MINISTER CARÁL NÍ CHUILÍN has outlined the social clauses imposed by her Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) on employers vying for contracts to build the new multi-million pound Casement Park stadium in west Belfast. Free article

World Cup summer of discontent

29 April 2014

AS BRAZIL gears up for the World Cup, they may be about to witness a reprise of last year’s mass protests against austerity that coincided with Brazil hosting the Confederations Cup. Free article

Imagining Ireland

29 April 2014

AN ENGLISH TRAVELLER, a sort of anthropologist, comes across a ‘curious scene’ in the midst of lonely mountains at the close of the day. He scratches his head, mystified. Premium service article

Spain should not squander arms gesture by ETA

29 April 2014

TWO recent stories from the Basque Country illustrate the stark difference between those in the Basque separatist movement seeking a comprehensive settlement based on peace and equality for the people of the Basque country and those in the Spanish Government seeking the defeat of ETA, the armed Basque grouping it was at war with for 40 years. Free article

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Political posters, papers and prints

29 April 2014

AS local and European elections loom, An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY caught up with ALAN KINSELLA, whose exhibition of political literature from elections and referendums gone by is on display at the Dublin’s National Print Museum Premium service article

‘Only their rivers run free’

29 April 2014

BIK McFARLANE, former Officer Commanding the IRA prisoners in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, was invited by the ‘100 Fuegos Collective’ to Geneva in March 2014 for a discussion and a concert around the 1981 Irish Hunger Strikers and Irish republicanism. Free article

We need to utilise the European Investment Bank

29 April 2014

OVER the last number of years, particularly following the economic collapse, government has imposed cuts across the board from child benefit to infrastructural investment. While many of these austerity cuts would not have, of themselves, qualified for assistance from the European Investment Bank (EIB) they could have been off-set if the Irish and Westminster governments had utilised the financial facilities provided by the EIB to proceed with the many infrastructure projects that were cancelled. Free article

Getting the political message

29 April 2014

ELECTION TIME. And Sinn Féin activists are out canvassing, distributing leaflets and putting up posters. Premium service article

‘Educate that you may be free’

29 April 2014

“EDUCATE that you may be free” is a powerful revolutionary quote given to us by Thomas Davis. It is often used by other revolutionary movements across the world but what is our understanding of these formidable words and how do we interpret and relate them to our struggle and its strategic objectives? Premium service article

Drivers of the revolution

29 April 2014

Thomas Clarke. By Helen Litton and Seán Mac Diarmada. By Brian Feeney. 16 Lives series, by O’Brien Press Premium service article

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