Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

2 October 2017 Edition

Is unionism up for genuine power-sharing?

2 October 2017

ALMOST a year ago, the institutions in the North were rocked by the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme scandal. Amidst allegations of incompetence and corrupt practices, the scheme could cost taxpayers £400million over 20 years. Free article

‘For reconstruction we must remember, and for reconciliation we must forgive’

2 October 2017

THE 2017 Tyrone Volunteers Commemoration was held in Strabane on Sunday 24 September after a parade across the Border from Lifford, emphasising the strong links between County Donegal and County Tyrone. Mary Lou McDonald TD, Sinn Féin deputy leader, gave the main address, paying tribute to the sacrifice and commitment of republicans in the region and setting out Sinn Féin’s commitment to political institutions in the North that deliver in the manner and terms agreed since the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Stormont: Sinn Féin is up for doing a deal on institutions, says Gerry Adams

2 October 2017

GERRY ADAMS has said that people should be in no doubt that the Sinn Féin leadership “is up for doing a deal with the DUP and the other parties, and of moving back into the Executive on that basis”. Free article

Foyle MP Elisha McCallion speaks at British Labour Party conference

2 October 2017

FOYLE Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for an end to discrimination and urgent progress to be made towards a rights-based society. Free article

It’s make your mind up time for political unionism

2 October 2017

SINN FÉIN’S strategic project is to transform Irish society. Equality, rights and inclusion are essential to that process. Free article

British Army veterans march in London for immunity from prosecution

2 October 2017

BRITISH ex-military personnel have marched in London to demand that Parliament give them immunity from prosecution for controversial killings and shootings during the conflict in the North of Ireland. Free article

Respect Catalonia’s right to a referendum

2 October 2017

WE HAVE SEEN millions of people march in Barcelona demanding the right to vote in a legally-binding, democratic referendum on independence from Spain. Free article

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Republican Youth solidarity in Catalonia

2 October 2017

JUST DAYS before the Spanish state placed Catalonia under siege ahead of the 1 October independence referendum called by the Catalan Government, 25 members of Sinn Féin Republican Youth were guests of youth movement Joventus d’Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (JERC) to take part in the Catalan National Day on 11 September. Free article

Capturing an outrageous thought

2 October 2017

Former H-Blocks prisoner Laurence McKeown reviews the new movie on the 1983 ‘Great Escape’ from Long Kesh, ‘Maze’ Free article

Nothing new in Malachi O’Doherty’s new book on Adams

2 October 2017

THE BEST BIOGRAPHIES detail the experiences that mould and shape the life of their subject. We travel with the biographer as we discover the new, the unknown actions, and untold anecdotes that reveal the person. Free article

EU plans more centralisation against Irish national interests

2 October 2017

IRISH CONCERNS about Brexit have naturally centred on the impact of the development on further cohesion of the economies North and South, the issue of a ‘hard’ Border and consequent problems for existing trade with Britain. Free article

Secure homes must surely be a policy priority

2 October 2017

MOST PEOPLE are fortunate enough never to have to experience homelessness. But for those of us who have, it can be a traumatic experience, notoriously difficult to escape from, with far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. Free article

‘It was Sheena who turned our electoral theory into practice’ – Gerry Adams

2 October 2017

SHEENA did not see her killer. She sat with her back to her assassin who, holding a handkerchief over his face, shot her through the heart. With a final coup de gráce he stood over her and fired one last shot into her head. The remarkable life of Sheena Campbell was over. Free article

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