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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

Leo’s ‘Republic of Opportunity’ protects the status quo

2 October 2017

THE TWO conservative parties in this state have shared power between them since the foundation of the 26-County state. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have swapped places several times from the Opposition to the Government benches but the policies remain the same. Free article

Nach ngoilleann cás na dtóigeálaithe ort?

2 October 2017

SEA, goilleann sé go mór cás na dtóigeálaithe is na dtiarnaí talún. D’réir tuairisc san Irish Times, ní féidir le tóigeálaí ionad cónaí a dhíol ar €325,000 toisc go bhfuil an corrlach ró-bheag le brabús a dhéanamh. Níl aon leigheas ar an scéal truaímhéalach seo ach an t-ualach cánach ar an tóigeálaí a laghdú. Free article

Gerry Adams on a roll at NY Labor Day Parade

2 October 2017

NEW YORK’S Labor Day Parade took place in Manhattan on 9 September, a beautiful end-of-summer day, with thousands representing the 1.5million unionised workers across New York, writes Rita O’Hare. Free article

Britain’s murderous colonial policy in Ireland and Sri Lanka

2 October 2017

THE British Government’s support for the indiscriminate military repression of Tamils by the Sri Lankan regime will be under even greater scrutiny now that a Tamil widow has lodged a complaint with the North’s Police Ombudsman over the killing of ten of her relatives in 1986 by a special police unit trained by the elite Special Support Unit of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, predecessor of the PSNI. Free article

Whistleblowers, RTÉ and the licence fee

2 October 2017

RTÉ has warned staff that they will be “held to account” after an anonymous Twitter account claiming to be a long-time station producer took to the web to divulge information about life at the station. Free article

Laying the foundations

2 October 2017

ON 26 June 2017, I had the honour to be elected Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath in Dublin’s City Hall. Exactly 20 years earlier, on 26 June 1997, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin walked through the gates of Leinster House, on the new Dáil’s first sitting day, as the first participating Sinn Féin TD, proudly representing the people of Cavan and Monaghan. Free article

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Another Europe is possible |Treo eile don Eoraip

2 October 2017

EP Brexit Co-ordinator in Ireland to hear Brexit fears, Education – a common good, not an elite privilege, Swiss tax justice whistleblower gets MEP Matt Carthy’s backing and Lynn Boylan MEP fights back against ditching Ireland’s neutrality Free article

October 1917 – The rebirth of Sinn Féin

2 October 2017

DUBLIN’S Mansion House, Teach an Ardmhéara, has been the scene of many historic meetings. One of the most important was the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis of 1917 which adopted a republican constitution for the first time. Free article


2 October 2017

Irish music is being colonised by American music – ROBERT ALLEN wants to know why no one has noticed Free article

In the shadows of heroes and Capital conflict

2 October 2017

Sisters of the Revolutionaries: The Story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse and The Dublin Lockout 1913: New Perspectives on Class War & Its Legacy Free article

75th anniversary of Óglach Tom Williams

2 October 2017

A SERIES OF EVENTS took place to mark the 75th anniversary of the execution in Belfast Prison of Belfast IRA Volunteer Tom Williams on Saturday 2 September. Free article

Willie ‘Harry’ McKenna, Tydavnet, Monaghan

2 October 2017

THE death occurred on Saturday 19 August of Willie ‘Harry’ McKenna at his Clarnagh, Tydavnet, home in County Monaghan. Free article

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