Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

4 August 2014 Edition

End the onslaught on Gaza

4 August 2014

THE ONSLAUGHT on Gaza by Israel is being relentlessly and vindictively pursued by one of the most powerful war machines in the world. Israel is daily pounding a tiny strip of land smaller than County Dublin that has no army, air force or navy with which to defend itself and which was being blockaded economically even before this current air blitz and invasion. Free article

Opposing austerity, North and South

4 August 2014

SINN FÉIN is using its electoral mandate and political influence to oppose austerity throughout Ireland. Free article

Parades – Orange Order has to adapt to change

4 August 2014

THE DISENGAGEMENT from the talks process by political unionism came as no great surprise to either their political opponents or the local media. Premium service article

Irish people join worldwide outrage

4 August 2014

TENS OF THOUSANDS of people took to the streets across the 32 counties of Ireland throughout July to oppose the horrific Israeli onslaught against the people of Gaza. Premium service article

Breaking the Silence

4 August 2014

YEHUDA SHAUL was born in Jerusalem in 1982. The son of an American-born father and Canadian-born mother who immigrated to Israel following the 1973 Arab-Israeli ‘Yom Kippur War’, at the age of 18 he was drafted into the Israeli Army for the mandatory three years’ national service. He served as a combat soldier and later a company sergeant right across the occupied West Bank. Free article

Democracy demands an end to managerial diktat

4 August 2014

WHATEVER your views of the Garth Brooks fiasco and the role of the Dublin City Council City Manager (or ‘Chief Executive’, as he is now styled), the underlying issue is the lack of democratic control by the people of Dublin over their own affairs. Free article

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Ready for Government?

4 August 2014

THERE IS A LOT OF TALK of Sinn Féin in government these days. Gerry is telling us to get ready. Micheál and Enda are saying no way. The Indo is in panic mode. Things seem to be getting serious. Premium service article

ETA shuts down its structures

4 August 2014

MARTIN McGUINNESS has told An Phoblacht that ETA’s announcement dismantling its logistical and operational structures “to achieve our legitimate political goals through a political and democratic struggle” should be grasped by Spain, France and the EU as a golden opportunity to consolidate the Basque peace process. Free article

'In the eyes of the law some people are more equal than others’

4 August 2014

FLICKING through the pages of the June edition of An Phoblacht, retired Garda John Wilson laughs: “Having a copy of this was enough to get you a fair bit of unwanted attention from the Garda.” Free article

‘Speaking Out and Standing Up’

4 August 2014

HUNDREDS of people descended on the pictueresque village of Baile Bhuirne in the Muskerry Gaeltacht of west Cork over the weekend of 27 June for the fifth annual Sinn Féin Summer School, an event that has grown in stature year-on-year to become a staple of the Irish political calendar. Free article

Monty Python and small steps

4 August 2014

FOR most of the world, 1969 was the year of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. For us in this part of the world, it marked the beginnings of our ‘Troubles’. But for another group of people it marked the launch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Free article

Oifigeach Náisiúnta Gaeilge nua

4 August 2014

MAR IS eol daoibh toghadh Liadh Ní Riada ina FPE le linn na dtoghchán Eorpacha ar na mallaibh. Mar gheall ar sin tá sí éirithe as a post mar Oifigeach Náisiúnta Gaeilge agus guímid gach rath uirthi agus ar na hiarrthóirí eile a d’éirigh leo sa dá thoghchán, ina gcuid oibre as seo amach mar ghníomhaithe tofa. Free article

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