Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

3 August 2015 Edition

The National Hunger Strike Commemoration

3 August 2015

THE HUNGER STRIKE is the pinnacle of resistance demonstrated by Irish republican prisoners down the decades of Irish history. Free article

McGuinness meets White House on Stormont crisis

3 August 2015

AS WE GO TO PRINT, Sinn Féin MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is returning to Ireland from a two-day visit to the United States to win support for a resolution to the crisis threatening the political institutions in the North. Free article

Irish Water fiasco – European ruling leaves Government with egg on its face

3 August 2015

THE Fine Gael and Labour Government has been left with “egg on its face” after a ruling by European statistics agency Eurostat on 28 July found that Irish Water cannot be considered a standalone company and therefore it cannot be kept off the Government’s balance sheet. Free article

Water Charges – Pearse Doherty – Q&A with Mark Moloney

3 August 2015

Sinn Féin in Government – we will abolish household Water Charges Free article

Slán le Séamus Mhicil Tom

3 August 2015

BAINEADH stangadh asam le déanaí nuair a chuala mé go raibh Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair básaithe. Bheadh aithne ag formhór Gaeilgeoirí na tíre ar Dhiarmuid as a pháirt mar Shéamuis Mhicil Tom sa sobaldhrama ar TG4 – Ros na Rún. Premium service article

Gerry Adams and the IRA raid on the Irish Independent

3 August 2015

THE Press Council has upheld a complaint by Gerry Adams that the Irish Independent distorted comments he made in relation to the newspaper during a speech in New York last November. Free article

Activist and Guardian columnist Owen Jones: ‘I’m a passionate believer in a united Ireland’

3 August 2015

IT WAS ALL GO in the beautiful Gaeltacht village of Baile Bhuirne in west Cork at the end of June for the 6th annual Sinn Féin Summer School. The event, which always features an impressive array of speakers, has become a calendar favourite for many and was opened this year by newly-elected Cork Mayor Chris O’Leary, who is the first Sinn Féin Mayor of the city in 90 years. Premium service article

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Ireland’s last acceptable racism

3 August 2015

Love/Hate star JOHN CONNORS on the vilification of the Traveller community and the campaign for ethnic recognition Free article

Dundalk’s decades of dedication

3 August 2015

THE BORDER TOWN of Dundalk, County Louth, will host the National Hunger Strike Commemoration on 23 August this year, marking its 34th anniversary. Many republicans from all over the country and beyond will visit Dundalk, perhaps for the first time, so it’s worth recalling the important role the town has played in the republican struggle down through the years. Free article

Genuine commitment to the necessary change? – Peter Osborne

3 August 2015

RECONCILIATION is the starting point and an end point for these ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’. Free article

Next steps in an important debate? – Richard English

3 August 2015

Richard English – Professor of Politics at the University of St Andrews and author of 'Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA' reviews the ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ book Free article

Westminster meeting hears call for a ‘Coalition for Reconciliation’ – Jayne Fisher

3 August 2015

A PACKED MEETING in Westminster’s Portcullis House on 14 July heard a wide-ranging discussion, led by Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney, on the theme “Uncomfortable Conversations – Towards a Dialogue on Reconciliation”. Free article

The Hooded Men – Revealing the truth behind the torture

3 August 2015

WHEN An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN reviewed Collusion, the special feature-length RTÉ television documentary broadcast on 15 June, he concluded that for people to fully understand the implications of collusion between the British Government, the British Army, British Intelligence and RUC and unionist death squads, they must look at the “thread of continuity” that runs through successive British administrations, the Civil Service and the Intelligence services as well as the judicial and legal apparatus. Premium service article

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