Issue 3-2023-200dpi

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

No news is bad news on economic data

1 July 2014

IN GENERAL, people love to convey good news and tend to hold back or even cover up anything bad. Perhaps that explains why the economic data for the economy in the North of Ireland is so poor and so sketchy. No one in London (or, specifically, Westminster) can be proud of their economic achievements in Ireland. Free article

The funniest man on two wheels

1 July 2014

THE MASTER of improvisation on the hit hidden camera TV show Naked Camera is bricking it. He’s got first-time nerves. PJ Gallagher has never spoken at a Sinn Féin Summer School before. Free article

The Boys from the Good Stuff

1 July 2014

THE SIMMERING turf cutters row may have dropped out of the mainstream media headlines in recent months but it is still very much a live issue on the ground in the Midlands and the West. Here, families have cut turf to heat their homes for generations and the move to ban cutting on certain bogs has caused deep outrage. Premium service article

Centenary of the Howth and Kilcoole gun-running

1 July 2014

SUMMER 1914: Ireland was like an armed camp but the largest military body in the country, the Irish Volunteers, were mostly unarmed. The country was occupied by the British Army and the Royal Irish Constabulary, both heavily armed with modern weaponry. The unionist Ulster Volunteer Force was equipped with 35,000 new rifles and three million rounds of ammunition brought into Larne, County Antrim, on the night of 24 April. Premium service article

‘Blame game’ politics are stopping progress – it’s time to move forward

1 July 2014

SEVENTIETH anniversary ceremonies to mark events that changed the direction of the Second World War have just concluded. Free article

Choosing our words carefully

1 July 2014

REV STEVE STOCKMAN, Minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast, and Fr Martin J Magill, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish, Belfast, penned a very interesting and challenging article in the June edition of An Phoblacht. Free article

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Filleann Feall Mheiriceá ar na Meiriceánaigh san Iaráic

1 July 2014

TH’ÉIS DONA Meiriceánaigh na milliún a thabhairt do reibiliúnaithe san tSír, nach bhfuil se íorónta go bhfuil an t-airgead agus an t-armas sin dha n-úsáid ina aghaidh na Stát Aontaithe san Iaráic. Free article

Israel to force-feed Palestinian hunger strikers

1 July 2014

THE Israeli Parliament may still authorise the force-feeding of Palestinian political prisoners even though an agreement was being reported – on the day An Phoblacht went to print – to end a mass hunger strike against the use of internment without trial and brutality against prisoners. Free article

An Ireland of equals, in a Europe of equals

1 July 2014

This is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Free article

Challenging racism – Showing leadership

1 July 2014

SINN FÉIN has been to the fore in opposing recent racist attacks and intimidation in Belfast and across the North. Free article

Where’s the Food Harvest? Going, going . . .

1 July 2014

Robert Allen on the road with the wandering minstrels who are Ireland’s food artisans Premium service article

Elections excite interest in Britain

1 July 2014

THE IMPACT of the election results, Sinn Fein’s stunning vote and the subsequent changing political landscape gave Sinn Féin’s series of Westminster briefings and a public meeting in mid-June a real dynamic under the title ‘Putting Irish Unity on the Agenda’. Free article

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