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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

Mura labhraíonn na páirtithe clé ar son an lucht oibre, cé labhrós?

5 September 2016

AR FUD na hEorpa, agus in Éirinn freisin, tá sean-pháirtithe an daonlathais shóisialta ag meath. Tá an lucht oibre tréigthe le fada acu, agus anois tá an lucht oibre ag tréigean na bpáirtithe céanna. Free article

A credible vision of unity has to be outlined – Chris Donnelly

5 September 2016

THE DECISION by the British electorate to plump for Brexit has provided a renewed lease of life for Scottish nationalists, whilst it has also encouraged many Irish republicans to outline the case for a Border poll in the near future. Even Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin have made public pronouncements where they’ve spoken of the prospect of an Irish unity referendum at some point in the future. Free article

‘Your fellow countrymen, whatever you and they might think’ – Conor Keenan

5 September 2016

“DON’T HATE the people on the Newtownards Road. Those people are your fellow countrymen, whatever you and they might think.” Free article

Another Europe is possible - Treo eile don Eoraip

5 September 2016

The European Parliament has been in recess until 30 August, so here’s a look at some of the key things your MEPs have been working on since September 2015. Free article

Spike Island – a microcosm of modern Irish history

5 September 2016

FOR tens of thousands of Irish people, a small rocky island in Cork Harbour was the last piece of Irish soil on which they set foot before being herded like cattle onto ships bound for far-flung British penal colonies. Free article

Feelgood fantastic Féile

5 September 2016

“FÉILE AN PHOBAIL plays a leadership role in the transfer of ideas across culture and time. We are at the heart of modern Belfast where our communities are increasingly multicultural” – the words of Féile Director Kevin Gamble as he introduced Féile 2016 at its launch in Conway Mill on 28 June. Free article

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Buzzkill – Ireland’s bees are being wiped out

5 September 2016

MORE THAN 30% of all fruits and vegetables and as much as 70% of all the world’s food production is heavily reliant on one tiny insect – the honeybee. Its role in pollination is absolutely vital in agriculture but all is not well in Ireland – a third of our wild bee species are in danger of extinction. Free article

Whether there is weather

5 September 2016

For over 60 years, researchers have argued that climate change will impact coastal, freshwater and marine ecosystems, soil systems and marginal systems on hills, mountain and valleys Free article

The Blanket Protest begins

5 September 2016

BY the autumn of 1976, the armed conflict in the Six Counties had been ongoing for seven years. The widespread imprisonment, ill-treatment and, in some cases, torture of nationalists by the British state fuelled the conflict and, as so often in Irish history, the prisons became a frontline in the struggle. Free article

The Olympic spirit

5 September 2016

OVER THE COURSE of Rio 2016 there has been great talk of the “Olympic Spirit” and of sportsmanship. Free article

Mickey Brady, Belfast

5 September 2016

10 JULY 1981: Joe McDonnell’s coffin was carried from his house. Free article

Hugh James Curry, Teemore, Fermanagh

5 September 2016

THE news of the death of Hugh James Curry, at the age of 66, was received with great sadness in the Fermanagh/Cavan Border area as well as further afield. Free article

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