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1 July 2015 Edition

Death squads from Downing Street

1 July 2015

BROADCAST on Monday 15 June, Collusion (by the “RTÉ Investigations Unit”) prompted some to comment ‘30 years too late’ or ‘What took you so long?’ The fact that RTÉ rigorously enforced state censorship and tamely took the Government line on collusion being largely republican propaganda also loomed large in many minds. Free article

mNa déan dearam ar do shluasaid

1 July 2015

TÁ AN Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe ag feidhmiú sna ceantair tuaithe ó bhí 2004 ann. Tá 2,600 duine páirteach sna scéimeanna ar fud na tíre. Oibríonn siad faoi scáth 130 saoiste agus go minic oibríonn siad i gcomhair leis na scéimeanna fostaíochta pobail & scéimeanna ‘TÚS’ áitiúla ar oibreacha chomh maith. Ach, tá aighneas idir iad féin agus an Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí mar gheall ar théamaí, coinníollacha oibre agus todhchaí na scéimeanna féin. Premium service article

Tory assault on North’s economy has implications for everyone

1 July 2015

NEWLY-APPOINTED Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said there is a growing realisation across all sectors of society in the North of the devastating impact the Tory cuts agenda will have unless it is stopped. Free article

Stormont Budget Bill support creates space for lasting solution

1 July 2015

THE decision by Sinn Féin to support the Budget Bill in the Assembly at Stormont will create the space to resolve the current difficulties facing the Executive, Martin McGuinness MLA has said. Free article

Budget Bill buys time

1 July 2015

THE DECISION by Sinn Féin to support the Budget Bill before the Stormont Assembly buys everyone time to find a lasting solution to the relentless austerity agenda imposed by Tory millionaires in the British Cabinet who have no mandate in the North of Ireland. Free article

A Fair Recovery is Possible

1 July 2015

A FAIR RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE is the first in a series of policy platforms launched by Sinn Féin in July outlining its vision for Government and addressing key issues which it says are priorities for the party. Free article

EU panic as public rejects TTIP

1 July 2015

A KEY EU VOTE on the highly controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Parntership (TTIP) free trade deal – being negotiated between the European Commission and the United States – was postponed amid dramatic scenes in the European Parliament in June. Free article

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Republicans stand with Tone and the people

1 July 2015

“ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO YESTERDAY, on 20 June 1915, many of the women and men who went on to participate in the 1916 Rising were standing here where we now stand,” Mary Lou McDonald reminded the crowds gathered at Bodenstown in County Kildare for this year’s Sinn Féin Wolfe Tone Commemoration. Free article

O’Donovan Rossa – Unrepentant Fenian bomber

1 July 2015

IN 1856, O’Donovan Rossa began a revolutionary career that would span over 50 years when he became a founding member of the Phoenix Society in west Cork. Those who had joined the society were frightened by the state of Ireland in the aftermath of the Famine and the disastrous failure of the 1848 rebellion. Free article

The Rossa funeral – prelude to the Easter Rising

1 July 2015

VETERAN FENIAN Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa died in New York on 29 June 1915. His widow wrote to Tom Clarke of the Irish Republican Brotherhood requesting him to make arrangements for Rossa to be given a public funeral in Ireland. It was to be held under the auspices of the Wolfe Tone Memorial Association which was the public face of the clandestine Irish Republican Brotherhood. Free article

Media billions undermining press freedom

1 July 2015

I WONDER if Denis O’Brien does reminiscence. Twenty years ago, Denis was planning a strategy to secure Ireland’s second mobile phone licence, a success that massively enriched him when it was sold to BT in 2000, earning him €317million. Free article

Irish faces extinction as a community language – unless positive action is taken now

1 July 2015

THE VERY EXISTENCE of the Irish language as a spoken community language is under real threat, according to a survey published recently by Údarás na Gaeltachta. Free article

Labour’s new online censorship proposals

1 July 2015

TWO DÁIL BILLS proposed by the Labour Party purportedly aimed at curbing online ‘trolls’ (including provision for offenders to be locked-up for ‘offensive’ messages) are so vague that they could be used to stifle legitimate criticism of the Government or politicians across social media platforms. Free article

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