Issue 1 - 2023 front

1 December 2016 Edition

New politics needed, North and South

1 December 2016

THE Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil partnership government with the cover of compliant Independents is the same old politics wrapped up in the emperor’s clothes of new politics. Free article

New discussion document ‘Towards a United Ireland’

1 December 2016

BREXIT has again demonstrated the undemocratic nature of partition. Therefore the time IS right to talk about, to plan and to build for unity, a new Sinn Féin discussion document says. And it argues that the British identity of many people in the North must be accommodated in any agreed, united Ireland. Free article

A united Ireland makes economic sense

1 December 2016

PARTITION HAS BEEN an economic cul de sac for Ireland – North and South says Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, Minister for Finance Free article

Reconciliation is an imperative – not an option

1 December 2016

RECONCILIATION AND HEALING in our society are an imperative for the Irish Peace Process. But their achievement continues to be both challenging and elusive. The required political and civic critical mass to bring them about still does not exist. We have to collectively work at building momentum to make them the new phase of the Peace Process. Free article

Storm over Lough Foyle

1 December 2016

THE Irish Government is being pressed by Sinn Féin elected representatives, North and South, to challenge claims by British Secretary of State James Brokenshire that “the whole of Lough Foyle is within the UK”. Free article

Cé labhrós i gCoinne na hEorpa mar atá?

1 December 2016

BA BHUILLÍ troma do lucht an rachmais dhomhandaithe nuair a vótail muintir na Breataine ar son Bhreatimeachta agus, níos meas fós, nuair a d’éirigh le Trump i dtoghchán uachtaránachta na Stát Aontaithe. Free article

Sinn Féin launches major policy document on reconciliation

1 December 2016

DECLAN KEARNEY, Sinn Féin National Chairperson, has launched ‘Towards an Agreed and Reconciled Future’, a document that is an outworking of the ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ initiative pioneered by Declan Kearney and An Phoblacht since 2012. Free article

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‘Lansdowne Road is a lame duck’

1 December 2016

“LANSDOWNE ROAD is a lame duck agreement,” Sinn Féin Public Expenditure spokesperson David Cullinane said when he unveiled the party’s Framework for New Public Sector Pay Agreement at Leinster House on 15 November. Free article

'I, Daniel Blake' rings so true you’ll cry

1 December 2016

KEN LOACH is a master of social realism. Right from when he made Cathy Come Home in 1966, a stunning portrayal of homelessness and the reasons why people fall into it, he has managed to attract a broad audience to films which tackle profound political themes and social issues. Free article

True confessions of an Eco-Warrior

1 December 2016

“THE WORLD is my idea,” said 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. “No truth is more certain, more independent of all others, and less in need of proof than this, that all that exists for knowledge, and therefore this world, is the only object in relation to subject, perception of a perceiver, in a word – idea.” Free article

Fís an Phiarsaigh Fós le Fíorú i Ros Muc

1 December 2016

D’OSCAIL IONAD CUAIRTEOIRÍ ag Teach an Phiarsaigh i Ros Muc ar an 10ú Samhain, cothrom an lae ar rugadh Pádraig Mac Piarais. Free article

Westminster seals vital files for 85 years after 1971 bombing by UVF

1 December 2016

COINCIDING with the 45th anniversary of the McGurk’s Bar bomb attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force in 1971 that killed 15 nationalist civilians in north Belfast, Ciarán Mac Airt, researcher and author of The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth, will face cross-examination at an Information Rights Tribunal in London as he seeks the release of vital British Army files. Free article

A Tale of Two Cities (and a tale of two parties)

1 December 2016

NO ONE can doubt how terrifying it must be to be waiting underneath a rain of bombs falling on a besieged city. If you’re on the receiving end, there is no such thing as a nice bombing. Free article

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