Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 September 2014 Edition

David Cameron and unionist parties reinforcing political logjams, Gerry Adams warns

1 September 2014

THE lack of evidence of any intention by the British Government or the unionist leaderships to engage in real negotiations commencing in September presents the political process with “its greatest challenge since the Good Friday Agreement negotiations in 1998”, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has warned. Free article

British Army generals knew about collusion

1 September 2014

THE Ulster Defence Regiment – the largest regiment in the British Army during the conflict – definitely was “in collusion with unionist paramilitaries”. And the British Army officially admits that. Free article

Mary Lou McDonald and Francie Molloy in Australia

1 September 2014

TWO leading Sinn Féin representatives will be on a speaking tour across Australia from 30 August to 7 September, visiting Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Free article

Remembering the Hunger Strike and Gaza martyrs

1 September 2014

ALONG the main street of the County Fermanagh village of Derrylin on Sunday 3 August, the thousands marching to remember the 1981 Hunger Strike with a myriad of flags and banners (and many Palestinian flags) was a sign of the exuberance of republicans in Ireland today. Free article

Now is the right time – by Dawn Purvis

1 September 2014

HAVE YOU ever needed to have a difficult conversation with someone and would rather not face it? Free article

Géarchéim Tithíocht ag Dul in Olcas sa gCaoi go bhfuil Praghsanna ag Dul i Méad

1 September 2014

CÉ go n-amhdaíonn fiú an tESRI go bhfuil ar a laghad seasca míle tithe nua ag teastáil i limistéar Bhaile Átha Cliath amháin faoin mbliain 2021, is cé go bhfuil os cionn 90,000 teaghlaigh ar liostaí le haghaidh tithiocht shóisialta, tá saineólaithe is polaiteóirí an rialtais ag maíomhm anois go bhfuil an ghéarcheim tithíochta ag teacht chun deiridh toisc go bhfuil praghasanna ag dul i mead sa bpríomh-chathair. Free article

One of the architects of the Peace Process

1 September 2014

FR BRIAN D’ARCY, chief celebrant at the state funeral of Albert Reynolds, has said that the British and Irish governments must act with political leaders to overcome the intransigence that is blocking progress in the North. He also warned about the volatility of the situaton. Free article

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Who is standing up for farmers?

1 September 2014

SOMETIMES it is said that Irish agriculture is over regulated, that people cannot farm as they used to. It is only regulated for some people because the latest crisis in beef prices makes me think that the beef processors can do what they like – that they are not subject to regulation at all. Premium service article

Barriers to women block progress

1 September 2014

IRELAND has one of the best-educated female populations in Europe: 57.9% of Irish women aged 30 to 34 have a third-level education, compared to 44% of Irish men of the same age. Now take a look at the key decision-making positions in Ireland and ask yourself why, in 2014, the majority of them are still held by men. Premium service article

Lining out for Gaza

1 September 2014

TREVOR HOGAN stands out in more ways than one. Being an Ireland rugby international, he’s big. And he isn’t afraid to stick his neck out – especially when it comes to the Israeli Occupation and the onslaught on Gaza. Premium service article

The exciting possibility of a Left government

1 September 2014

OVER the last two elections, upwards of 40% of the electorate, twice as many as previously, opted for ‘Left’ platforms. This raises the exciting possibility of a Left of centre government. Free article

Beyond the politics of anti-austerity

1 September 2014

FOLLOWING the recent elections, progressives have still not grabbed the opportunity to drive a new agenda. The Right and employers still dominate the narrative, from taxation to banking policy to economic growth. This challenges all who share progressive values to coalesce and offer a political alternative to the two conservative parties. Free article

Resurgent republicanism

1 September 2014

TWO THOUSAND republicans will gather in Derry next March for the annual Sinn Féin Ard Fheis. It may be the first time Derry has hosted the Ard Fheis but it is certainly not the first time the city has hosted such a large gathering of republicans. Free article

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