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4 July 2016 Edition

Putting the island of Ireland first

4 July 2016

The people of the North have the right to have their voice heard and their vote respected Free article

Community and business leaders fearful of fall-out from Brexit

4 July 2016

THE IMPACT of the Westminster EU referendum which saw Britain (or rather England and Wales) vote to leave the European Union provoked intense reaction across the world and in particular here in Ireland where its consequences will be far reaching. Free article

It’s time for a Brexit from Ireland

4 July 2016

THE CRISIS inflicted on the people of Ireland – all Ireland – by the EU referendum and Brexit is the result of the Conservative Party’s schisms and its ‘English civil war’ at Westminster. Free article

UN report increases pressure for referendum on 8th Amendment

4 July 2016

THERE is increasing pressure for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution after a United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) report has found that Ireland’s strict abortion laws subjected a woman whose pregnancy was not viable due to a fatal foetal abnormality – but who could not terminate her pregnancy in Ireland – to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Premium service article

Dáil to tackle extortionate motor insurance costs

4 July 2016

THERE are moves underway in the Dáil to tackle the sky-rocketing cost of motor insurance premiums after it emerged that some customers have seen their insurance premiums increase by up to 400%. Free article

Ex-prisoner’s court victory over sacking

4 July 2016

THE Belfast High Court has ruled that a Stormont department unlawfully stopped an ex-prisoner working as a groundskeeper with a conservation charity even though he had held the job for 18 years. Free article

Collusion in the DNA of the RUC and British Army

4 July 2016

THE RELEASE of the second report by the North’s Police Ombudsman into the 1994 killings of six nationalist men in the Heights Bar, Loughinisland, County Down, as they watched a soccer World Cup match between Ireland and Italy has forced many aspects of collusion into the public arena. Free article

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Teanga Ár Linne, Slí Beatha Ár Linne

4 July 2016

Is gníomhaí óg 19 bliain d’aois Cormac O’Hagan. Is as an Lorgain i gContae Ard Mhacha é agus tá sé ag déanamh staidéir ar an Ghaeilge in Ollscoil Uladh i nDoire. Is mac garpháiste é de chuid J. B. O’Hagan ar cheannaire cáiliúil poblachtach é ó bhí na 1940í ann. Free article

Shane Ross - 'Independent' cog fits neatly in Fine Gael machine

4 July 2016

AS the LUAS light rail dispute rumbled on in Dublin City's transport network, new Dáil Transport Minister Shane Ross's unwillingness to weigh in and help find a solution indicated he would be perpetuating Fine Gael's hands-off approach to industrial disputes. Free article

‘My vision of health care will not be bound by any border’

4 July 2016

TORRENTIAL RAIN and dark clouds overshadowed the 2016 Wolfe Tone Commemoration in County Kildare on Sunday 19 June but stout-hearted though thoroughly-soaked republicans braved the deluge to parade from Sallins village to Bodenstown Graveyard to rededicate themselves to “The Father of Irish Republicanism”. Free article

The poacher you are, The player you get

4 July 2016

YOU WON'T FIND “Galway Bay Lobster” on a restaurant menu anytime soon anywhere near you, especially if you live in Ireland. No. Free article

Céard is brí le Scéim Bhunioncaimmar a pléadh san Eilbhéis?

4 July 2016

BHÍ REIFREANN san Eilbhéis le deireannas, agus séard a bhí faoi chaibidil acu ná moladh go n-íocfaí bun-ioncaim do gach duine atá ina chónaí go dlisteanach sa stát, gan choinníol ar bith. Free article

Fine Gael landlord TDs weigh into row on rent certainty

4 July 2016

A BID TO PROTECT TENANTS by Sinn Féin, linking rent rises or decreases to the Consumer Price Index, was defeated in the Dáil in June by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Premium service article

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