Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

3 July 2017 Edition

The talks at Stormont

3 July 2017

WHILST the DUP’s deal to prop up Theresa May’s Tory Government has been concluded, talks involving Sinn Féin, the DUP and the other main parties to try and restore the Executive and Assembly at Stormont continue as we go to press. Free article

‘New approach’ needed to convince unionists about a united Ireland

3 July 2017

GERRY ADAMS has told a key conference hosted by Sinn Féin in Belfast that Sinn Féin is for a new Ireland “with symbols and emblems to reflect an inclusive Ireland, and that includes the safeguarding of British citizenship and recognition of the unionist identity”. Free article

Theresa May finds ‘money tree’ to buy DUP support for Conservatives

3 July 2017

BRITISH TORY Prime Minister Theresa May has sealed a deal with DUP leader Arlene Foster for the unionists to prop up the Tory minority government in power at Westminster in return for an investment package in the North of Ireland of £1billion (around €1.14billion) over the next two years plus other measures. Free article

Dublin City gets second Sinn Féin Ardmhéara

3 July 2017

DUBLIN CITY is to have the second Sinn Féin Ardmhéara in its history – An Phoblacht former editor and regular columnist Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha. Free article

Advancing towards Irish unity – in the United Irish tradition

3 July 2017

Bodenstown – 2017 Speech by National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA Free article

We live in interesting times

3 July 2017

“MAY YOU LIVE in interesting times” is reputed to be an ancient Chinese curse that has been adapted in modern times by figures such as Robert F. Kennedy. Also 'Shine wearing off ‘New Iron Lady’ Theresa May' and 'SDLP flounders in Sinn Féin tide' Free article

The Magnificent Seven in Westminster

3 July 2017

THE seven-strong Sinn Féin MP team hit the ground running after landing in London on Tuesday 13 June – just five days after a watershed Westminster election. Free article

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Palestine – 50 years of Israeli occupation

3 July 2017

TO MARK the 50th anniversary in June of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, the GUE/NGL Group of MEPs in the European Parliament reiterated its solidarity “with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality” and called for the EU to take immediate action in three particular areas:- Free article

Uafás na Palaistíne ar Scáileán

3 July 2017

TÁ CLÁR faisnéise nua faoin bPalaistín léirithe ag na deartháireacha John agus Gerry McColgan i gcomhair leis an eagraíocht charthanachta Trócaire, a thugann sracfhéachaint uafásach, daonna, ar an cos ar bolg agus cruatan a fhulaingíonn muintir na Palaistíne ar an mbruach Thiar, I Hebron agus i nGaza. Free article

Fianna Fáil abstentionism ensures Tory Taoiseach

3 July 2017

EVEN BEFORE the dust had settled on the Westminster general election – after Sinn Féin received its highest-ever vote and won a record seven seats in the Westminster election – the great and the good from all over Ireland and Britain wasted little time in telling voters why they’d got it wrong. Free article

Fianna Fáil is no alternative to Fine Gael

3 July 2017

BACK IN 2011, when current Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin stood for the leadership of his party, he proclaimed that he wanted to return to the radical roots of Fianna Fáil. Free article

Prison struggle was about the Republic declared in Easter Week 1916

3 July 2017

CAOIMHGHÍN Ó CAOLÁIN, the Director of Elections for H-Blocks Hunger Striker Kieran Doherty who was elected a TD for Cavan/Monagahn in 1981, and who went on himself to become a Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan, gave the main address at the launch of the Hunger Strike Exhibition in Westport Town Hall, County Mayo, on 4 June. Free article

The slow death of Brazil’s Guarani-Kaiowá

3 July 2017

Marco Vernon came to Ireland from Brazil 17 years ago to publicise his people’s plight then was murdered by a rancher’s hirelings – his son returned this year Free article

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