Issue 1 - 2023 front

6 June 2016 Edition

Remembering the Somme

6 June 2016

THE VISIT by Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Mary Lou McDonald and Declan Kearney to the Somme and Flanders’ fields where the carnage of the First World War included the deaths of more than 30,000 men from the Ulster and Irish divisions of the British Army must be viewed through the prism of reconciliation. Free article

Historic firsts in new Sinn Féin ministerial team at Stormont

6 June 2016

THE NEW Northern Executive met for the first time on Thursday 26 May and agreed the framework for the Programme for Government which will shape its priorities for the next five years. Free article

Micheál Martin U-turn means water charges remain

6 June 2016

FIANNA FÁIL refused to back a Sinn Féin motion in the Dáil on 25 May to scrap water charges, abolish Irish Water and set a date for a referendum to enshrine public ownership of Ireland's water infrastructure in the Constitution. Free article

Martin McGuinness on being at the Somme commemorations

6 June 2016

This is not about celebrating an imperialist war – it is about remembering the thousands of Irishmen who were killed and respecting their place in our shared history Free article

A new coalition

6 June 2016

FIANNA FÁIL AND FINE GAEL are not involved in a new kind of politics. They are buying time until they are in a position to bring their membership to the conclusion that the leaderships have already reached, which is that a formal and full coalition between both parties will have to happen in order to protect the Establishment they represent. Free article

‘Níl aon Tinteán’

6 June 2016

BA TRUAMHÉILEACH an radharc í. Bean meánaosta. Triúr clainne uirthi. Beirt acu ar ollscoil. A fear céile imithe go Ceanada ag obair le dhá bhliain ag iarraidh an morgáiste a choinneáil íoctha. Ise ag caoineadh ag lorg breis ama agus trócaire ón gCúirt Athsealbhaithe chun teacht ar réiteach leis an mbanc a bhí ag fiach ina diaidh gan staonadh. Free article

Martin Kenny TD exposes Leitrim Garda scandal

6 June 2016

SLIGO/LEITRIM Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny has exposed a major scandal involving allegations of Garda malpractice in County Leitrim Free article

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Mary Lou – Stepping up to the plate

6 June 2016

ANNOUNCING its new spokespersons in May for the fresh Dáil term after February's general election, Sinn Féin said that in keeping with its mandate from the election the party would be placing priority on the areas of mental health, disability inclusion, public services and Irish unity. Free article

Erica Fleming – ‘I am not going away’

6 June 2016

ERICA FLEMING is walking hurriedly down O’Connell Street to meet An Phoblacht, her 9-year-old daughter Emily quickening her pace to keep up with her mother. Erica is 20 minutes late and she apologises profusely. Free article

Separated parents and children seriously affected by housing policies

6 June 2016

THERE IS A CHRONIC SHORTAGE of housing in urban areas, particularly Dublin. Worse still, there is very little, if anything, being done to address the supply issues in the short to medium term. Free article

Local authorities must build the social housing we need

6 June 2016

WHILE newly-appointed Housing Minister Simon Coveney has admitted that an emergency response is needed to the growing housing crisis, he remains wedded to the failed policy of relying on the “market” to solve a problem that is really concerned with social need. Free article

Who speaks of Labour now?

6 June 2016

AODHÁN Ó RIORDÁIN appeared on the telly during the RTÉ Six One News to hit out at the lack of progress on resolving the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers. Free article

Bígí chiúin, a Ghaelgeoirí

6 June 2016

NACH DÁNA an mháise do Ghael óg ceist a chur faoin Ghaeilge ar chlár a bhí ag baint leis an pholaitíocht? Nach raibh a fhios aige go raibh toghchán ar siúl agus go raibh cúrsaí tromchúiseacha le plé? Ní hamháin go raibh Conall Ó Corra ag iarraidh ceist a chur ar cheannairí polaitiúla, agus iad ar an teilifís, ach bhí sé ar lorg freagra! Nárbh fhearr dó fanacht ina thost? Free article

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