Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

4 August 2022 Edition

The Ireland we want to live in

4 August 2022

It is clear in Ireland today that we are moving into a new phase of an intensified discussion on the political future of the island. There are a range of initiatives from Sinn Féin’s Commission on the Future of Ireland to the Preparing for a New Ireland conference to be held in Dublin’s 3 Arena on 1 October. Free article

Budget 2023 must protect households

4 August 2022

Workers and families are in the grip of a cost of living crisis. Irish households face the biggest drop in living standards since the financial crash, with prices rising by more than 9% in the past year. Free article

The New Ireland is for Everyone

4 August 2022

The prospect of a unity referendum and future constitutional change in Ireland is now one of the most dominant conversations taking place in Irish society. It is resonating across the Irish diaspora like never before. It has seized the attention of the international community. Free article

DUP are holding society to ransom

4 August 2022

In May, the people of the North had their say in an Assembly election. They voted for real change, for hope and for an Executive that would deliver for all. They voted for parties and political leaders to work together. They voted for a First Minister for all. Free article

All voices welcome at Seanad public consultation

4 August 2022

The Seanad’s Public Consultation Committee is undertaking a series of hearings on the constitutional future of Ireland. Free article

Scotland has nothing to fear from making its own way in the world

4 August 2022

Scottish National Party President Michael Russell writes on the path towards a new independence referendum in Scotland Free article

Together we can

4 August 2022

Colin Harvey outlines the thinking behind the Preparing for a New Ireland conference to be held in Dublin’s 3 Arena on 1 October. Free article

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Más féidir leo, cén fáth nach féidir linn?

4 August 2022

Seo an mana atá á scaipeadh ag Cian Ward ó dhoras go doras ag feachtasaíocht ar son pacáistiú dhátheangach, bunaithe ar an méid a chonaic sé féin sna siopaí agus sna hollmhargaidh i Montréal. Níl mórán Gaeilge ag Cian féin, ach creideann sé go láidir go gcabhródh sé go mór leis na céadta míle a deir go bhfuil Gaeilge acu ach atá ag streachailt léi, agus dá leithéadsa atá ag iarraidh í a fhoghlaim, dá mbeadh an Ghaeilge mar chuid normálaithe, feiceálach, ábhartha den ghnáthshaol, más bia nó earraí glantacháin nó pé rud eile atá i gceist. Free article

If they can, why can’t we?

4 August 2022

This is the slogan Cian Ward has been spreading from door to door with his bilingual packaging campaign, seeking to emulate what he experienced first-hand in shops and supermarkets in Montréal. Cian doesn’t speak much Irish himself, but feels strongly that if Irish were a more normalised, visible, and relevant part of everyday life, on everything from food to cleaning products, it would make it easier for the hundreds of thousands who claim to speak Irish but struggle and the many like him who’d like to learn. Free article

Protecting the narrative of change

4 August 2022

The political upheaval inside the Northern State which began in the late 1960s led to an explosion of creative and artistic energy in the nationalist community. It triggered the creation of local radio stations and the production of posters, leaflets, and local news-sheets. Free article

Sliocht Róisín – Liosta Laochra na Poblachta

4 August 2022

Éireann Nic Uaitéir introduces the Sliocht Róisín project, an ongoing independent venture that seeks to record the details of every Republican who died as a result of the conflict in Ireland from 1916-23 and in the years after. Free article

An investment in Ireland’s children, is an investment in us all

4 August 2022

Brónagh Ní Chuilinn compares the situation of living in Ireland and Australia asking why would Irish migrants consider returning when the state here does so little to invest in the future of our younger generations Free article

A tale of solidarity and struggle

4 August 2022

Mairéad Farrell reviews the republished ‘John Lennon’s Dead’ by Síle Darragh Free article

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