Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

4 September 2017 Edition

Whitehall knew all about notorious UVF/RUC/UDR death squad, ex-member says

4 September 2017

BRITISH GOVERNMENT officials, Military Intelligence and MI5 all knew about the notorious Glenanne Gang unionist death squad that committed over 100 murders in Mid Ulster in the 1970s, one of its key members has said. Free article

Judge puts PSNI under pressure over Glenanne Gang investigation

4 September 2017

A HIGH COURT JUDGE in Belfast has accused senior PSNI chiefs of “unlawfully” frustrating an effective inquiry into state collusion with an Ulster Volunteer Force death squad that included serving members of the British Army’s Ulster Defence Regiment and the PSNI’s predecessor, the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Free article

Tick, tock – Time for Tories to get real

4 September 2017

THE reported ‘dramatic policy shift’ by the British Labour Party aiming to continue Britain’s membership of the EU Single Market and the Customs Union while still leaving the political union after Brexit has been described by Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane TD as “a sensible move”. Free article

Irish Government must up its game in Brexit talks

4 September 2017

THE Irish Government needs to up its game to ensure a positive outcome for the island of Ireland in the Brexit talks between Britain and the EU. Free article

Tackling the Costs of Education

4 September 2017

THE COST OF EDUCATION at all levels in the 26 Counties is placing an even heavier burden on already-struggling families and making it harder to afford school and college, according to a Sinn Féin proposals in Tackling the Costs of Education, published in August. Free article

The bittersweet fall of Kevin Myers

4 September 2017

THE FALL of pompous loudmouth and serial anti-republican whinger Kevin Myers over his attack on British TV and radio stars undeniably brought a feeling of schadenfreude among many, including ersthwile colleagues. Free article

Sinn Féin Summer School, 8/9 September

4 September 2017

VINCENT BROWNE, award-winning former BBC Newsnight and Channel 4 Economics Editor Paul Mason, Che Guevara artist Jim Fitzpatrick and actor John Connors (Love/Hate, Cardboard Gangsters) are amongst the headline names at this year’s Sinn Féin Summer School over the weekend 8/9 September. Free article

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Conspóid Cúram Leanaí i gConamara

4 September 2017

TÁ CUID mhaith cainte tarraingthe le cúpla seachtain anuas maidir le ionad cúram leanaí i gConamara a dtugtar an Ionad Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh, nó An Crann Taca air. Ionad lán Ghaeilge atá anseo, a chuireann seirbhísí éagsúla luathoideachais agus cúram leanaí ar fáil i gceantar Chois Fharraige. Ach, tá míshásamh imeasc roinnt mhaith tuismitheoirí agus daoine sa bpobal maidir leis an gcaoi a bhfuil siad ag dul i mbun a gcuid oibre. Free article

Now is the time to deliver Irish unity

4 September 2017

GERRY KELLY MLA, former Hunger Striker and political prisoner in England and Ireland, paid tribute at the National Hunger Strike Commemoration to all the republican activists and their families who have given so much to the struggle for a reunited Ireland and an Irish Republic based on the principles of the 1916 Rising. Free article

The Protestant tradition and the fight for the Republic

4 September 2017

FOR most Northern nationalists, talk of Protestant culture evokes images of coat-trailing Orange marches set on provoking and belittling local nationalist communities in pursuit of the old certainties of Protestant supremacy and discrimination against Catholics. Free article

John Joe McGirl – The man from Ballinamore

4 September 2017

THE AFFECTION and respect that John Joe McGirl is still held in – almost 30 years after his passing – was reflected by the large crowd in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, on Saturday 18 August to commemorate the man Martin McGuinness regarded as “an inspirational leader”. Free article

The SDLP Lost in Space

4 September 2017

CENTURIES AGO, people believed that the Earth was the centre of the Universe, that the Sun rose and set around our world because it was ‘set in place by God’. Free article

If the private sector can’t meet the housing needs of average-income earners, who can?

4 September 2017

CLAIRE AND EOGHAN are in their early 30s. Both have permanent positions in their respective public and private sector jobs. They are thinking of starting a family and buying their own home. Free article

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