Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

16 May 2016 Edition

The challenges still facing us

16 May 2016

FIANNA FÁIL (and some Independents) have facilitated Fine Gael’s return to power in Dublin. The Assembly elections have concluded. The work of building a Republic continues. Free article

Election battle over, the struggle continues

16 May 2016

AFTER MONTHS of campaigning, canvassing and door knocking the votes were finally counted in the North’s Assembly elections from 5 May with 28 Sinn Féin MLAs elected to Stormont. Free article

An féidir le Labour an cheacht a fhoghlaim?

16 May 2016

IS COSÚIL go raibh cathú mór roimh a bhfuil fágtha de Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre sa Dáil dul ar ais sa rialtas le Fine Gael sular thuig Joan Burton is a comhleacaithe, Brendan Howlin is Alan Kelly, nach mbeadh na baill a d’fhan bainteach leis an bpáirtí in ann glacadh le seift chomh siniciúil sin. Free article

Sinn Féin launches Rent Certainty Bill in Dáil

16 May 2016

A HOUSING EMERGENCY should be declared by the Fine Gael/Independent Government backed by Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin Dáil Housing & Homeless Committee member Eoin Ó Broin TD said after figures published on 10 May showed that rents have soared across the 26 Counties to an eight-year high of more than €1,000 a month. Free article

Seachtar Seanadóir

16 May 2016

BÍONN CAINT mhór ina gcuid fógraí teilifíse ag an gcomhlacht Carlsberg ar an saol mar a shamhlóidís siúd é, ach b’shin an mothú a bhí agam féin le déanaí agus an chomhaireamh ar bun do thoghchán an tSeanaid. Free article

35th anniversary of 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike

16 May 2016

2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Rising but it also marks the 35th anniversary of the 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike in which ten republican prisoners died in Long Kesh. The prisoners took their inspiration from 1916 and the men and women who had gone before them and since, standing by a 32-county Republic. Free article

Low wages, high prices

16 May 2016

Work to live or live to work? ROBBIE SMYTH looks at the widening pay inequalities and the struggle for a living wage in the South’s economy Free article

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Seven Shinners for the Seanad

16 May 2016

ELECTION SUCCESS continued for Sinn Féin with the party more than doubling its number of senators in the Oireachtas in April from three to seven to complement the increased team of TDs of 23 (up from 14) after the Dáil election in February. Free article

‘Our two nations will build free and united republics’

16 May 2016

ARNALDO OTEGI – the acknowledged leader of the Basque peace process and released from a Spanish prison on 1 March after serving more than six years on political charges – spoke to AN PHOBLACHT EDITOR JOHN HEDGES at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin. Free article

We’re on the one road

16 May 2016

166,785 votes, 39 candidates, 28 Assembly members elected, 10 women MLAs– it was another landmark election for Sinn Féin coming weeks after the Leinster House general election. Free article

Is the Government really minding mental health?

16 May 2016

THE DECISION by the outgoing Fine Gael/Labour Government to reallocate €12million in funding initially designated for mental health caused much furore in recent weeks. The cutting by over a third of €35million “ringfenced” for mental health developments in Budget 2016 resulted in protests by the Union of Students in Ireland as well as generating media and public anger. It was difficult for many to understand why, with high suicide rates and huge numbers of people suffering from mental health problems, the Government could see fit to divert these funds. Premium service article

Nicky Kelly – It’s time to scrap Special Criminal Court

16 May 2016

ON 31 March 1976, armed men robbed the Cork to Dublin mail train at Sallins, getting away with approximately £200,000. Premium service article

Impact of prison protests and freedom struggle

16 May 2016

THE PERSONAL STORIES of former POWs were at the heart of a series of events organised over the May bank holiday weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike. Premium service article

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