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12 January 2015 Edition

A crucial year for republicanism

12 January 2015

2015 is an important year for republicanism; it could be crucial. Not only are there Westminster elections happening in May but there will possibly be a snap Dáil election this year if the Fine Gael/Labour Coalition doesn’t hang on until the last possible moment in 2016. And, of course, 2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Free article

Owning the pain we have caused

12 January 2015

SOMETIMES it is because churches are places of such beauty or history that silence is the only appropriate response. Sometimes – but not always. Free article

The unionist predicament over equality

12 January 2015

GERRY ADAMS recently referred to the fact that Ulster Unionists have a big problem with equality. The question must therefore be asked, why? Free article

Connolly in command as war intensifies

12 January 2015

THE YEAR 1915 opened with James Connolly in command of the Irish Citizen Army, editor of the Irish Worker newspaper, and acting General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. He replaced General Secretary Jim Larkin who had departed for the United States the previous October. Premium service article

New trade deal could have huge implications for Ireland

12 January 2015

“IT’S a very dangerous development” is how Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy describes attempts to include a mechanism in a free trade deal between the US and the EU that would allow private companies to sue national governments and force them to change their laws in the favour of big business. Free article

Parental choice at the heart of education

12 January 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard responds to May Blood’s article in An Phoblacht on integrated education Free article

Irish Government ignores new challenge to old global economic order

12 January 2015

THE BLIND – and indeed ignorant – subservience of the Irish Government and the main opinion-formers to all things European (including the ill-fated euro currency and its strong nexus with the US dollar) risks leaving our country outside the new dynamic focus of global economics as the major developing nations create a challenge to the domination of the dollar in world affairs. Premium service article

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Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience ­– Ibrahim Halawa

12 January 2015

ARRESTED when he was just 17, Ibrahim Halawa has been held in prison in Egypt since August 2013 on trumped-up charges. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Free article

Fáilte mhor roimh cuairt an Uachtaráin ar an tSín

12 January 2015

CÉIM THÁBHACHTACH do eacnamaíocht na tíre seo ab ea cuairt an Uachtarán Higgins ar an tSín an mhí seo caite – cuairt a d’fháiltigh rialtas na Síne go fial roimhe is a osclaíonn doirse infheistíocht dúinn ón tSín. Free article

I Am Alone

12 January 2015

Walter Macken – Time for the Galwayman to be recognised as one of Ireland’s greatest writers, says Robert Allen Premium service article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

12 January 2015

Anti-TTIP movement comes together in European Parliament, Juncker’s direct interference in Greek politics must end, Failure ‘not an option’ for Turkish/Kurdish peace process, Coherent policies needed to combat illegal wildlife trade and MEP urges Irish Government to stop buying from Israeli military suppliers Free article

The killing of a republican

12 January 2015

FORTY YEARS after the assassination in County Monaghan of John Francis Green, exactly which arm of the British state was behind this cross-Border violation of a neighbouring state’s territory and the execution of an Irish citizen is still shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Premium service article

Above the law and It's a toff's way to Tipperary

12 January 2015

Book reviews: The Legendary ‘Lugs’ Branigan – Ireland’s Most Famed Garda and The Glorious Madness: Tales of the Irish and the Great War Free article

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