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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

We need to bring back Ireland’s native woodlands

16 May 2016

THROUGHOUT the 2016 Dáil general election campaign there was widespread criticism over the lack of coverage and discussion of environmental issues despite climate change and global warming being one of the most important issues facing the world today. Free article

Sinn Féin – ní amháin Poblachtánach ach Gaelach, ní amháin Gaelach ach Poblachtánach

16 May 2016

Dúirt Oifigeach Náisiúnta Gaeilge Johnny McGibbon le teachtaí na hArd Fheise go gcaithfear tabhairt faoinár ndúshlán féin – Sinn Féin a bhogadh céim ar chéim i dtreo an Ghaelaithe Free article

Heroism and vision of the 1916 honoured

16 May 2016

TENS of thousands of people took part in two events in Dublin to mark the 1916 Easter Rising on the precise date that the uprising began 100 years ago. Premium service article

We stand by the Republic

16 May 2016

SINN FÉIN fittingly chose Dublin for its 2016 Ard Fheis, which took place the day before the official centenary of the Easter Rising. Deputy leader and Dublin TD Mary Lou McDonald used the opportunity to welcome republicans from across Ireland to “the city that fought an empire”. Free article

Israel’s jailing of Palestinian children

16 May 2016

On 24 April, 12-year-old Palestinian girl Dima al-Wawi was released from an Israeli prison. Crying and comforted by her mother, she was welcomed back to her home village of Halhoul near Hebron by friends and family after two and a half months behind bars. Dima was arrested on her way to school by Israeli occupation forces for allegedly having a knife in her schoolbag. “I am happy to be out. Prison is bad,” the schoolgirl told the Associated Press. “I missed my classmates and my friends and family.” She was freed two months early after an appeal. Free article

Proclaiming the Republic

16 May 2016

THE EXACT CENTENARY of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was commemorated by Sinn Féin at the GPO on Sunday morning 24 April. The Proclamation was read from the platform several times that day but the first reading was in the Irish language by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Cathaoirleach of Sinn Féin’s National Centenary Committee. Actor Ed Cosgrove played Pádraig Pearse, reading the Proclamation in English, and Martin McGuinness spoke. A short pageant linking the flags of Ireland with the 1916 leaders was narrated by Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan and by Dublin City Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha, our history columnist, who scripted it. We carry here an edited version. Free article

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Thriving and striving to spread Uncomfortable Conversations – Rev Dr Norman Hamilton

16 May 2016

I would suggest that the lack of traction for the Uncomfortable Conversations project amongst many people outside the republican tradition lies partly in the widespread disillusionment with politics generally Free article

Overheard voices

16 May 2016

IF YOU ARE from Belfast and, like me, moved across the Border in the late 1990s, this scenario might sound familiar. Towards the end of a night out, some stranger who has maybe overheard your accent (it was invariably a man) decides to explain to you what the conflict is/was about. Premium service article

Another Europe is possible - Treo eile don Eoraip

16 May 2016

Legacy – British Government policy of ‘deny, delay, death’ addressed in European Parliament Free article

Briars, bullocks and bachelors

16 May 2016

LOSS OF POPULATION from Europe’s peripheral regions was once considered a high priority for the expanding European Economic Community. It ranked higher than the concern about jobs, infrastructure, services and the loss of biodiversity. Academics wrote papers, bureaucrats decided policy, journalists offered solace, politicians expressed regret, and environmentalists cried wolf. Premium service article

Still ‘guilty’ even if found not guilty

16 May 2016

MARTIN FERRIS and Sinn Féin have tabled a Dáil motion to stop a move by Fine Gael Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney to circumvent a High Court ruling striking down as unconstitutional provisions of a penalty points system for fishermen who are accused of engaging in illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. Free article

Exposed – 'Former nazi' masquerading as a journalist

16 May 2016

A ‘FORMER’ NAZI posing as a “journalist” is facing legal action over statements he published about newly-elected Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion on his “Kilkenny Journal” website and social media accounts, An Phoblacht has learned. Premium service article

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