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1 February 2016 Edition

1916 centenary year election milestone

1 February 2016

2016 will see elections for the Dáil and for the Assembly. It is an opportunity for real change, to have republicans in government North and South. Free article

The Rising belongs to the people

1 February 2016

THE 1916 CENTENARY EVENTS have begun – and so have the Establishment attacks on Sinn Féin’s role in the Rising commemorations. Free article

Leading a progressive government

1 February 2016

IN the Dáil general election, the Establishment parties of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour seek a continuation of ‘business as usual’. That means continued political cronyism and policies that entrench inequality and unfairness. Free article

Better with Sinn Féin

1 February 2016

SINN FÉIN is launching its most concerted electoral challenge in almost a century as the party looks to contest all 40 constituencies across the 26 Counties, standing 50 candidates in total for Dáil seats.. Free article

In elections, as in Government, there are always choices

1 February 2016

THE IDEA that the outcome has all but been decided is not only insulting to voters but runs contrary to the facts. Free article

A republican voter’s guide

1 February 2016

FORGET the next Star Wars movie or Batman versus Superman in 2016 – a much bigger show is coming. The 32nd Dáil general election since 1918 is opening soon. Free article

Ghosts of patriots haunt Fine Gael and Labour

1 February 2016

FRANK STAGG, from Hollymount, County Mayo, was an IRA prisoner in England. When he commenced his final hunger strike in Wakefield Prison, Yorkshire, on 13 December 1975 he had already endured several prison protest fasts. He had also been forcibly fed, a brutal practice that led directly to the death of his comrade and fellow Mayo man, Michael Gaughan, on 3 June 1974. Free article

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‘Ár dTeanga’: Cur i bhfeidhm nó Cur i gCéill?

1 February 2016

NÍ FADA ó shin a iarradh orm caint ag Slógadh Gaeilge Shinn Féin i nGaeláras Mhic Ardghail in Iúr Cinn Trá. Is cuimhin liom go maith ag an am mo mhachnamh a dhéanamh ar ábhar an phlé; ‘Ról and Stáit agus Ról an Phobail’ i dtaobh na Gaeilge. Ní raibh freagra na ceiste, nó fuascailt na faidhbe, agam. Ansin mhothaigh mé tuairisc RCEF (DCAL) maidir leis an chomhairliúchán ar Bhille na Gaeilge: Fuarthas 12,911 freagra don chomhairliúchán, ó eagrais agus ó dhaoine aonair, a raibh 94.7% (12,233) díobh ag tacú leis an Ghaeilge. Ardaíodh mo chroí. Bua! Ansin, thit sé arís, agus smaoinigh mé; cad is fiú seo uilig gan chur i bhfeidhm? Free article

Join the Rising

1 February 2016

THERE WERE QUEUES outside the Mansion House on Thursday 7 January over an hour before Sinn Féin’s ‘Join the Rising’ event to launch its year of centenary events opened its doors. By the time an actor appeared on stage in the role of Pádraig Pearse and flanked by Irish Citizen Army Volunteers tor read the Proclamation, the venue was full to capacity. Martin Ferris TD went outside to speak to those who were unable to get in. Premium service article

Impressive series of events for 1916 centenary year

1 February 2016

1916 CENTENARY EVENTS are already underway with impressive programmes already in place in Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Kerry and many locally-accessible events across the 32 Counties, including exhibitions, films, drama, parades, talks, concerts and music. Free article

New childcare policy launched

1 February 2016

LAUNCHING Sinn Féin’s “Better 4 Childcare” policy in Dublin on 22 January, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said a Government led by her party would be better for childcare as it would set a maximum fee at €180 a week reducing to €150 incrementally. Free article

Why is the middle class so afraid of Easter Week?

1 February 2016

THE 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising is a time of great pride for the vast majority of Irish people, yet the official ‘celebrations’ are strangely muted. Free article

Martin McGuinness – Back home in Derry

1 February 2016

MARTIN McGUINNESS has confirmed that he will seek the Sinn Féin nomination to contest the upcoming Assembly election in the Foyle constituency. The election is likely to happen in May. Free article

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