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3 October 2016 Edition

A Better Ireland – Éire Níos Fearr

3 October 2016

2017 must be a year of change. Budget 2017 should reflect a commitment to change. Free article

BBC Spotlight allegations against Gerry Adams ‘total rubbish’

3 October 2016

ALLEGATIONS by a self-confessed, paid agent of British Intelligence that Gerry Adams would have had to sanction the killing of MI5 agent Denis Donaldson in Donegal in 2006 have been dismissed by critics, who point out that BBC Spotlight did not produce one iota of evidence to back up its sensationalist claims. Free article

Investing in families and infrastructure

3 October 2016

SINN FÉIN’S ‘Alternative Budget 2017’ is a costed, realistic programme that could ease the cost of living for families while investing in much-needed infrastructure that has been neglected by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has told An Phoblacht. Free article

Leabharlanna féin-fhreastal?

3 October 2016

TÁ DUL chun cinn mór dhá dhéanamh ó thaobh na teicneolaíochta de ar shaol daoine a dhéanamh níos simplí agus meaisíní a úsáid chun jabanna a dhéanamh dúinn agus chun daoine a fhágáil saor le rudaí eile taitneamhacha a dheánamh. Free article

The fight for workers’ rights is central to the fight for a better economy

3 October 2016

ONE of the key consequences of the economic crisis (but one that had no direct relation to the financial problems confronting the state) was the depreciation of workers’ rights in terms of pay and conditions of employment. Free article

Bernard O’Hagan – Collusion questions still linger

3 October 2016

ON THE MORNING of Monday, 16 September 1991, four days after his 38th birthday, Belfast-born Bernard O'Hagan drove into the car park at Magherafelt College. It was the start of the day, with many students and staff around. As Bernard got out of his car, a man walked up to him and fired multiple shots at him. He fell to the ground beside his car and it is thought he died almost immediately. The killer – unmasked – left the college grounds and walked in the direction of Magherafelt town centre. Free article

Repeal the 8th

3 October 2016

THE 8th Amendment was not fit for purpose when it was inserted into the Constitution and it is long past its sell-by-date today, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly said at the huge “Rise and Repeal” rally in Dublin on 24 September, which attracted tens of thousands of campaigners. Free article

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Sinn Féin packs them in at the Ploughing Championships

3 October 2016

A HUGE CROWD packed out the Sinn Féin tent and was spilling out the door at the annual National Ploughing Championships, held this year in County Offaly, for the party's talk and Q&A on the potential impacts of Brexit – the British withdrawal from the EU – on the whole of Ireland. Free article

Ardoyne parade solution agreed by residents and Orange Order

3 October 2016

THE deal brokered between Ardoyne community representatives and the Orange Order to resolve the impasse over loyalist parades at the north Belfast interface has been welcomed by the main participants in the dispute and most observers. Free article

Michael Mansfield QC visits sites of Ballymurphy killing fields

3 October 2016

INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED English human rights barrister Michael Mansfield travelled to Ballymurphy in west Belfast on Friday 23 September and visited the sites where 11 civilians were shot dead by British paratroopers in 1971 during internment raids by the military. Free article

The C&AG’s long record of taxpayers’ lost millions

3 October 2016

WERE YOU shocked by the revelations in the Comptroller & Auditor General’s Report that NAMA’s Project Eagle asset sell-off lost the Irish taxpayer up to €220million? Premium service article

St Enda’s and the Hermitage

3 October 2016

NESTLED in the foothills of Dublin’s Kilmashogue Mountains, in the village of Rathfarnham, sits ‘The Hermitage’, a grand 18th century house and gardens with a history deeply intertwined with Ireland’s freedom struggle. In the late 1790s, as the finishing touches were being placed on the house which would become home and practice to dentist Edward Hudson, a short distance away the British military was embarking on a construction project of its own. Free article

Reinforcing Ireland’s neutrality

3 October 2016

A DÁIL BILL co-sponsored by Sinn Féin TDs Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Seán Crowe seeks to “enhance the state’s neutrality” and “focus on working with countries to implement global targets on issues such as land rights, climate change, citizen participation, economic equality and government accountability so that the world can become a safer place”. Free article

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