Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 September 2015 Edition

The war is over – the IRA is gone

1 September 2015

THE KILLING of Gerard 'Jock' Davison was wrong and was carried out by criminal elements. The killing of Kevin McGuigan was wrong and carried out by criminal elements. These killings have nothing to do with republicanism. Those involved must be brought before the courts and justice served. Free article

Water Charges – One last push and we can win

1 September 2015

IRISH WATER must go, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD, unequivocally told An Phoblacht on the eve of the 29 August Right2Water rally in Dublin. Free article

Éigeandáil Otharchairr faoin dTuath

1 September 2015

TÁ FRUSTRACHAS ar phobail tuaithe ar fud na hÉireann maidir leis na seirbhísí otharchairr a bhíonn ar fáil in am práinne agus an easpa áird atá dhá fhail ón Rialtas ina leith seo. Premium service article

Centenaries – Ireland remembers O’Donovan Rossa

1 September 2015

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Dublin on 1 August as Sinn Féin marked the 100th anniversary of the legendary 1915 funeral of unrepentant Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa – an event widely seen as the call to arms for the Easter Rising of 1916. Premium service article

Farming needs support to be sustainable

1 September 2015

PROTESTS by dairy farmers at supermarkets in the North and the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) predicting an average milk price of 24c per litre for the rest of the year in the South has captured news headlines across the island. Free article

Recovery? Maybe but who paid the price?

1 September 2015

With youth unemployment still running at 20% and with many thousands living abroad in emigration, people here crushed by personal debt, mortgage arrears, job losses, lower wages and higher taxes, it is hard for many to take this nonsense of ‘economic recovery’ seriously Free article

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‘We won’t be lectured to by those who have repeatedly failed to honour their obligations’

1 September 2015

TORRENTIAL RAIN over Dundalk, County Louth, on the day of the National Hunger Strike Commemoration eased just enough for the thousands upon thousands of marchers from the four corners of Ireland and beyond (accompanied by many bands from Ireland and Scotland) to parade their long way up the Newry Road, snaking through the Border town centre to rally close to The Square before the heavens opened up again. Premium service article

The bravery of the prisoners and the people

1 September 2015

“THE BRAVERY of the people on the streets matched that of the prisoners in the H-Blocks during the Hunger Strike year of 1981,” Jim Gibney told An Phoblacht’s Peadar Whelan on Thursday 20 August, the 34th anniversary of Michael Devine’s death and just days before the annual Hunger Strike Commemoration in Dundalk, County Louth. Free article

The human rights elephant in our nation’s room

1 September 2015

ON 10 AUGUST, a young boy celebrated his eighth birthday with his family in a Direct Provision accommodation centre for asylum seekers. It is the only home that he has ever known since he was born in Ireland eight years ago. Free article

Sue the people!

1 September 2015

‘Every person has a right to protect their good name and reputation. This protection includes taking legal action’ – Denis O’Brien, 2012 Premium service article

FG/Labour Government creating barriers to education

1 September 2015

SINN FÉIN Senator David Cullinane has criticised the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s attitude to education, saying that this government has consistently created barriers to developing an adequate education service through short-sighted measures of austerity. Free article

Dublin’s new Mayor – Críona Ní Dhálaigh

1 September 2015

ON 30 JUNE, Críona Ní Dhálaigh became the first-ever Sinn Féin ‘Lord Mayor’ of Dublin City to take office (Tom Kelly was the first for Sinn Féin, elected on 30 January 1920, but he was interned in England). However, Críona won’t be using that title. Premium service article

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