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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

Sinn Féin wins Dáil backing for better mental health services

4 August 2014

A SIGNIFICANT Sinn Féin motion on mental health services and suicide prevention has been agreed by the Dáil without a vote. Free article

Putting your head above the parapet

4 August 2014

ANNA LO is down in the beautiful Gaeltacht village of Baile Bhurine, County Cork, to take part in a Sinn Féin Summer School debate, ‘Women in Politics – Towards Equal Representation’. She argues strongly in favour of gender quotas to increase representation of women in politics. It’s the first time Anna has visited County Cork. “I previously did the Ring of Kerry,” she says, adding, “it was beautiful.” Premium service article

Sinn Féin minister’s CAP deal delivers for all farmers

4 August 2014

SINN FÉIN Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has secured a deal on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) worth £623million to rural communities. Free article

British Prime Minister meets Sinn Féin ... after 4 years

4 August 2014

THE British Prime Minister has finally had his first-ever meeting with a Sinn Féin leadership delegation led by Gerry Adams – after four years in government. Free article

Anger is an emotion, not a political strategy

4 August 2014

Eugene McCartan, General Secretary Communist Party of Ireland. Continuing our series of opinion pieces by progressive figures on ‘After the elections — what now?’ Free article

Opportunities with challenges

4 August 2014

John Douglas, President, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, General Secretary, Mandate. Continuing our series of opinion pieces by progressive figures on ‘After the elections — what now?’ Free article

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Offering a real alternative for government

4 August 2014

After Sinn Féin’s election triumphs in May, one community and trade union campaigner urges activists to keep the party’s focus on being an agent for change Free article

Conor Murphy in peace mission to Colombia

4 August 2014

FOR FIVE DECADES there has been a war in Colombia between government forces (including right-wing death squads) and left-wing guerrilla groups in one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. In mid-July, Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy, Irish Congress of Trade Unions President John Douglas and ICTU Assistant General Secretary Peter Bunting travelled to the South American country and Cuba as part of an international delegation of politicians, trade unions, journalists and lawyers to help the country’s peace process. Free article

Fearg ar lucht na Gaeilge faoi athchóiriú an rialtais

4 August 2014

TÁ FEARG láidir ar lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ar fud na tire go bhfuil an bheirt aire rialtais a bhfuil cúram na Gaeilge orthu gan i ndán an teanga a labhairt. Free article

Globalisation on the highway of life

4 August 2014

Academics, activists, commentators, economists, journalists and politicians misses the big picture on Globalisation. They even miss the detail. And they certainly do not see the irony. Premium service article

The republican austerity guide to holiday reading

4 August 2014

IS THIS THE YEAR to resist the temptation to splurge on new holiday reading purchases? Free article

Ireland and the war of empires, 1914

4 August 2014

AS we mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA looks at how that imperialist conflagration commenced and Ireland’s role in it. Free article

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