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1 June 2017 Edition

Maintain the momentum – Vote Sinn Féin

1 June 2017

NEXT YEAR is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Civil Rights movement in the Six Counties, a peaceful protest movement that was battered off the streets by the ‘Orange State’ and its police ruled by the Unionist Party from Stormont before it split into the Democratic Unionist Party and the Ulster Unionist Party. Free article

Another Europe is possible - Treo eile don Eoraip

1 June 2017

European Council needs to recognise importance of protecting Good Friday Agreement, ‘Shell companies’ cost EU budgets €100bn to €230bn a year, Ní Riada call on Youth Guarantee supported by EP Education Committee and Ireland drops 5 places in World Press Freedom Index Free article

If Europe won’t protect our fisheries, the Irish Government must

1 June 2017

SINN FÉIN MEP Liadh Ní Riada has just been appointed by the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament as their Brexit Rapporteur for Fisheries. Writing exclusively for An Phoblacht this month, Liadh outlines the danger posed to the Irish fishing industry by Brexit, what needs to be done to prevent disaster and beyond Brexit, and why the EU needs major reform of its fishing policy. Free article

Collusion was not an illusion

1 June 2017

AS Sinn Féin MEP for the North, I have brought families of British state violence and their advocates on delegations to Brussels and Strasbourg on four separate occasions. Free article

Fighting for the heart and soul of their community

1 June 2017

ENTHUSED by the legacy and commitment of Gerard ‘Big Jock’ Davison, the Market Development Association (MDA) has embraced many of the projects that Davison championed as the MDA Regeneration Manager before he was shot dead by a gunman in May 2015. On the second anniversary of Davison’s death An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN travelled to the Market area and met with members of the MDA and spoke to them about the man they see as “a hero, a defender of the area and an advocate for our community”. Free article

Fine Gael/Ind Government launches assault on workers’ pay

1 June 2017

THE Dublin Government has launched a full-scale attack on public sector workers. While mouthing about restoring some of the pay stolen from these workers at the height of the recession, they have declared a hardline stance about any pay restoration being based on the Government’s ability to pay. Free article

An open prison in which people are slowly suffocating

1 June 2017

AFTER A MONTH of volunteering in the West Bank with a children’s rights NGO, I am left with a sense of despair for the Palestinian people forced to exist under a brutal apartheid Israeli regime. Every night, every day, the experiences of just four weeks living in the West Bank haunt me. Free article

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Rogha na Fraince idir Rud Deistineach agus Arrachtach

1 June 2017

BHÍ osna faoisimh i measc na ndíograiseóirí Eorpacha nuair a d’eirigh le Emmanuel Macron an bua a fháil i dtoghchán uachtaránacht na Fraince. Free article

The return of Con(vict) 12

1 June 2017

BY JUNE 1917, the most senior woman officer of the Irish Republican Army in 1916, Constance Gore Booth, Countess Markievicz, known to close friends and family as “Con”, had been in British custody for over a year. Free article

‘The real founder of Sinn Féin’

1 June 2017

THE United Irishman newspaper of 11 May 1901 dedicated five pages to the death of William Rooney. Free article

Joe McElhaw, Camlough, South Armagh

1 June 2017

JOE McELHAW passed away peacefully on 31 March, surrounded by his family, including his wife Judy. Free article

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 June 2017

Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations. – Pádraig Pearse Free article

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