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2 July 2012 Edition

Irish republicans will be judged by our actions as well as our beliefs

2 July 2012

GERRY ADAMS spoke at the West Belfast Sinn Féin Convention in the Felons’ Club that selected ex-prisoner Rosie McCorley as a replacement MLA for Paul Maskey MP on 24 June. Coming just three days before the meeting of joint First Ministers Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson and President of Ireland Michael D Higgins with the English monarch at a Co-Operation Ireland initiative in Belfast, Gerry Adams said: “This is a different visit [to Dublin last year] - in a different context.” The Sinn Féin leader said: Free article

Mutual respect – Clearing the way

2 July 2012

I AM PROUD to live in a nation known throughout the world as ‘a land of welcomes’. This meeting, from our point of view, is a meeting of equals. The British queen remains British and the queen the morning after this historic handshake, just as Martin remains an Irish republican committed to ending the Crown’s involvement – or, more accurately, the British Government’s involvement – in Ireland. Free article

Protestant churches urge unionists to respond ‘positively and constructively’

2 July 2012

THE Presbyterian and Methodist churches have given positive, if understandably cautious, welcomes to the renewed Sinn Féin dialogue with the unionist community by passing formal motions endorsing ongoing talks. Free article

‘I’m going to the Olympics a lot fitter and in better shape’

2 July 2012

Boxer Paddy Barnes is looking forward to once again challenging the best in the world for gold at the London Olympics and just before he headed off to training in Dublin and Italy before taking the worldwide stage in London, Paddy took time out to go head to head with Alex Maskey, himself a successful amateur boxer of some renown in his day who lost only a handful out of 75 fights. Free article

Seán McGlinchey – A remarkable journey

2 July 2012

WHEN Seán McGlinchey was a republican prisoner in the Cages of Long Kesh, no one would have thought that he would one day be launching this year’s National Hunger Strike Commemorations as Mayor of Limavady Council. Premium service article

1972: British Army licence to kill as GOC met UDA

2 July 2012

OFFICIAL British Government documents marked ‘Secret’ from July 1972 uncovered by campaign group Relatives for Justice reveal evidence of the British Government and the British Army’s high command effectively giving their soldiers a licence to kill without fear of prosecution in operations aimed at crushing republican resistance. Free article

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Níl aon dul as ach Mainneachtain!

2 July 2012

FAOISEAMH don rachmas toradh na bhótála sa nGréig, sa méad is go mbeidh rialtas ann a ghlacfaidh leis an déine. Bhí na bagairtí céanna ann sa nGréig is a bhí anseo, agus d’éirigh leó an páírtí caomhach, Daonlathas Nua, a chur ar bharr an liosta agus caoga suíochán sa mbreis a thabhairt dóibh dá bharr. Premium service article

Sing when we’re (not) winning

2 July 2012

AS THE MATCH against Italy drew to a close, the strains of The Fields of Athenry could be discerned in the background, drifting from the stands and into the Polish night air. Free article

‘Organise or Die’

2 July 2012

General President of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Terry O'Sullivan talked to JOHN HEDGES while he was home in Ireland for the Le Chéile event and Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Kerry, from where his grandparents emigrated to build a life in America. Premium service article

Grassroots leadership

2 July 2012

KEVIN CAMPBELL’S political journey has taken him from being a Long Kesh internee and a ‘Blanketman’ in the H-Blocks protests to being elected Mayor of Derry. His election at the council AGM on Tuesday 11 June comes ahead of Derry taking on the mantle of City of Culture next year. Premium service article

A year of living positively

2 July 2012

On the eve of Belfast Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile term ending (on 1 June), the Short Strand man spoke to An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN at City Hall about his year in office and the highlights of his term as the public face of one of Ireland’s largest cities. Free article

FG and Labour TDs block Sinn Féin bid to axe Household Charge

2 July 2012

THE Fine Gael/Labour Government has voted down a Bill put forward by Sinn Féin which would have seen the scrapping of the flat-rate Household Charge and refunding householders who have already paid. Premium service article

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