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2 September 2012 Edition

20,000 unionists to parade past flashpoint in September

2 September 2012

DURING the parade by the Royal Black Preceptory (also known as the Imperial Grand Black Chapter of the British Commonwealth), loyalist bands and their supporters directed what parish priest Fr Michael Sheehan described as “sectarian hatred and venom” at peaceful nationalist protesters. Free article

Firefighters’ alarm over emergency services

2 September 2012

A FAMILY WAS SAVED from a blazing house fire in Bray’s Kilbride Grove estate on Sunday 12 August by neighbours including Wicklow Sinn Féin Councillor John Brady, who was hospitalised for smoke inhalation. MARK MOLONEY met John in Bray to discuss problems affecting the local fire service, problems that have been ongoing for years and which sources within the service in County Wicklow say are putting lives at risk. Free article

Alan McBride, Brian Kennedy and ex-UTV News head among speakers

2 September 2012

ALAN McBRIDE, whose wife and father-in-law died in the IRA Shankill Road bombing in 1993, and Amanda Fullerton, whose father, Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton, was assassinated by unionists in their family home in Donegal in 1991, will join Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney in a Sinn Féin Summer School panel discussion on reconciliation. Free article

Report exposes ambush plan in killing of Tyrone Volunteers

2 September 2012

A NEW REPORT by Relatives for Justice into a British Army SAS ambush in 1992 that left four Tyrone IRA Volunteers dead says the men were killed in “a premeditated and pre-planned” attack when they could have been arrested instead. Premium service article

To Fleadh or not to Fleadh

2 September 2012

AR MHAITHE le mo chomhleacaithe as Corcaigh, is ar Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann atáim ag trácht ar agus ní haon saghas Fleadh eile! I mbliana bhí seastán Gaoluinne againn i gcomhpháirtíocht le siopa áitiúla Shinn Féin imbaile Cabhán le linn Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Caithfidh mé a rá gur chuir an cumann áitiúil taispeántais don scoth ar siúl ag díriú ar Mhná Poblachtánacha. Free article

Sinn Féin leading the way on marriage equality

2 September 2012

SINN FÉIN is the party building support at local government level for marriage equality with six councils passing Sinn Féin motions in support of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples since July. Free article


Tighter EU Parliament ‘gifts for votes’ rules needed

2 September 2012

AS A NEW MEP, one of the first things to strike me was the way in which the European Parliament is detached from the reality of people’s lives. Of course this is not the case for all MEPs but there seems to be an ‘old boys/girls’ network dedicated to protecting privilege and restricting transparency and accountability. Together with a golden circle of lobbyists they undermine public trust in the EU. Free article

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty visits Australia

2 September 2012

Our main priority is to engage with all those young Irish people who have been forced due to economic necessity to emigrate to Australia in their thousands Free article

Up for the challenge

2 September 2012

INSPIRATION comes in many ways. As a teenager growing up in Sinn Féin, it was through Brian Keenan that inspiration came to me. He had an air of legend about him, a man with massive presence and a glowing persistent temperament. For me he personified the age-old Irish struggle for national liberation and reunification. When Brian Keenan spoke, you listened. Not because he was one for using the latest buzzword and not because he spoke as someone at the cutting edge of the struggle ‘to keep the troops happy’. You listened because he had a remarkable talent for imparting knowledge. He was a revolutionary teacher in so many ways. Premium service article

Inspiring a generation

2 September 2012

When new champion Chad le Clos stepped up to receive his gold medal, his eyes welled up with tears and his lips trembled as South Africa’s post-apartheid national anthem, Nkosi Sikele Afrika, played Free article

Jack Crowe Memorial Dublin Mountain Challenge

2 September 2012

THE Jack Crowe Memorial Dublin Mountain Challenge was inaugurated on 11 August in respect and remembrance of Dublin republican Jack Crowe who passed away in July 2010. Free article

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