Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

5 September 2016 Edition

Sinn Féin fights for change

5 September 2016

THE SUMMER IS OVER and we face the autumn and the coming year with daunting political, social and economic challenges that will affect everyone on the island of Ireland. Free article

Close the Clerys loophole

5 September 2016

A DRAFT BILL aimed at protecting workers from so-called “tactical insolvencies” – as happened with Clerys department store in Dublin last year – has been published by Sinn Féin. Free article

Brexit would affect all 32 counties in the next year

5 September 2016

UPPER BANN MLA John O’Dowd will now head up Sinn Féin’s response to the “Brexit” referendum and act as the party’s main spokesperson on related issues. Free article

From the H-Blocks to Robben Island

5 September 2016

Hunger Striker Laurence McKeown’s play Those You Pass on the Street moved people to tears during the National Arts Festival in South Africa Free article

Thousands honour Ireland’s Hunger Strikers

5 September 2016

IN what can only be described as an emotionally-charged day, thousands of republicans from across the country, from Britain, mainland Europe and the United States marched along the Falls Road on Sunday 14 August to remember and honour Ireland’s hunger strikers, in particular the ten H-Block martyrs of 1981 and Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg in England, who all gave their lives in one of the most epic battles against British rule in Ireland. Free article

Support Palestinian prisoners, demand sanctions against Israeli apartheid state

5 September 2016

Senator Paul Gavan and Assembly member Fra McCann joined an emergency international parliamentary delegation to Palestine in August to highlight the plight of Palestinian political prisoners and the hunger strike campaign led by PFLP prisoner Bilal Kayed. Free article

Israel shoots, Palestinian kids score

5 September 2016

THE ‘Gaza Kids to Ireland’ soccer team returned home in triumph in August after overcoming an Israeli opposition that had tried to thwart the dream of young teens getting a sporting summer break from the besieged Palestinian territory. Free article

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Fáilte go Saor-Ghaeltacht Theach Laighean

5 September 2016

TÁ FOIREANN mhéadaithe ag Sinn Féin i dTeach Laighean, rud a chuireann gliondar agus iontas orainn agus muid go léir bailithe le chéile in aon seomra amháin le haghaidh cruinnithe. Tá áit cónaithe nua, agus níos galánta againn, (le cistin in ionad cófra), ar dhá urlár in LH2000, urlár a cúig (urlár a bhíodh ag Páirtí an Lucht Oibre, tráth dá raibh), agus urlár a sé. Free article

Rumble in Rio

5 September 2016

THE former President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Pat Hickey, is still being held by police in Brazil as An Phoblacht goes to press as part of an investigation into the mis-selling of Rio Olympic tickets. Free article

It’s the island economy, stupid

5 September 2016

Robbie Smyth examines the post-Brexit media coverage in Ireland and reminds us all that the case for an island economy has never been clearer or stronger Free article

Let’s build the island economy

5 September 2016

Central to the post-Brexit debate in Ireland is the question of the island economy and building on the work done since the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement was ratified in 1998. Free article

Unionist political ‘leadership’ missing in the presence of UDA and UVF

5 September 2016

PEADAR WHELAN asks if political unionism – largely the Democratic Unionist Party, the Ulster Unionist Party and the Orange Order – is fit for the challenges of the present day, especially given a unionist mindset which sees the world through ‘Union Jack’-tinted glasses where anyone objecting to aggressive displays of unionist, loyalist or Orange ‘culture’ is regarded as a heretic who should just suck it up. Free article

Can the Left win?

5 September 2016

WE have just lived through the deepest crisis in the capitalist world economy since the Great Depression. Unemployment, household debt, insecurity and poverty have become the norm for huge numbers of people. Free article

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