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1 July 2014 Edition

Politics is not a spectator sport

1 July 2014

The first in a series of opinion pieces by progressive figures on ‘What now?’ after the sensational election results Free article

The tide of change

1 July 2014

THE sensational election results of May are still sending tremors through the Establishment political parties and the mainstream media, hence the increasingly hysterical attacks on Sinn Féin. Free article

Sinn Féin gets back to work

1 July 2014

THE DUST had barely settled on the ballot boxes being put back into storage after the elections than Sinn Féin activists met for an all-Ireland strategy conference at a west Dublin venue on Saturday 21 June. Free article

Go hIfreann nó go Connacht!

1 July 2014

THUIG CROMAILL féin go raibh an dream a bhí taobh thiar d’abhann na Sionna difriúil. Is léir ó thorthaí na dtoghcháin áitiúla go bhfuil difríocht suntasach sna pátrúin vótála i gConnacht seachas an chuid eile den tír agus cé go bhfuil dul chun cinn maith déanta ar fud na tíre, is léir go bhfuil neartú le déanamh fós i gcontaetha an Iarthar ag Sinn Féin agus go gcaithfidh muid díriú ar na h-ábhair is mó atá ag dó na geirbe do na pobail sin sna blianta atá romhainn leis an dul chun cinn atá déanta againn a chuimsiú. Free article

Fermanagh & South Tyrone – crossroads in history

1 July 2014

“SANDS, BOBBY . . . Anti H-Block Armagh Political Prisoner . . . Thirty thousand, four hundred and ninety-two,” said the returning officer as he announced the result of the Fermanagh & South Tyrone by-election held on 9 April 1981. Premium service article

Tensions rise for marching season

1 July 2014

AFTER MEETING Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at Hillsborough Castle outside Belfast on Monday 23 June, joint First Minister Martin McGuinness said he will “continue to offer positive political leadership”. He reaffirmed his commitment and that of Sinn Féin to reconciliation between the people of Ireland and Britain. Free article

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Does the Labour Paty have a future?

1 July 2014

DESPITE the massive electoral drubbing experienced by the Labour Party in May’s local and European elections, it would appear from the leadership election contests that no lessons whatsoever have been learned. Premium service article

God is on our side

1 July 2014

The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power has been hailed by the Belfast Telegraph as “masterly” and “the most definitive study of Northern Ireland’s most powerful political party ever undertaken”. Premium service article

Government pledges inquiry into ‘hellish’ mother and baby homes

1 July 2014

AN TAOISEACH pledged a full Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes across the state on the morning the Dáil was set to debate a Sinn Féin emergency motion calling for just such a probe after the horrific discovery of a mass grave at the former site of one such institution in Galway. Free article

Rising to the challenge

1 July 2014

SINN FÉIN had a good election. We consolidated our position in the North and significantly increased our strength in the South. Premium service article

Sinn Féin takes top position on Six-County ‘super councils’

1 July 2014

SUCCESSES for Sinn Féin in May’s local government elections in the Six Counties have brought breakthroughs with councillors taking top positions on several authorities. Free article

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