Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

28 April 2013 Edition

X Case panel ‘idiotic’ says expert

28 April 2013

CLAUSES in the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s proposals on legislation for the X Case could see a pregnant woman who says she is suicidal brought before a six-person panel of psychiatrists and doctors to assess whether there is a “real and substantial risk to her life”. Free article

Royal British Legion opposes unionist flag plan

28 April 2013

THE campaign by unionist councillors to have the Union flag permanently flown at Belfast’s Cenotaph is being opposed by the British armed forces charity that stages commemorations for the war dead, the Royal British Legion. Free article

Micheál Martin's struggle with republicanism

28 April 2013

FIANNA FÁIL leader Mícheál Martin – ever-present as minister in the disastrous Cabinets of Fianna Fáil leaders such as Bertie Ahern from 1997 right up to 2011, when he switched allegiance to Brian Cowen – devoted a large slice of his party’s 1916 Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill on 21 April to attacking Sinn Féin. Free article

No one liked him... but he does care

28 April 2013

EAMON DUNPHY used to play soccer with Millwall, a club with its origins in London’s docks and whose fans’ notoriety has led them to sing: “No one likes us, we don’t care.” You might think it could have been custom-made as a motto for Eamon Dunphy. Free article

BBC stopped from filming UVF ‘history’ rally

28 April 2013

REPORTERS were physically prevented from recording speeches at a rally on Saturday 20 April to mark the foundation of the UVF in 1913 despite organisers’ claims that it was an historical even that had nothing to do with the modern-day UVF. Free article

Unions Fight Back

28 April 2013

MAY DAY – marked across the world as International Workers’ Day – should be a rallying point for trade unionists and progressives to celebrate, to honour the sacrifices of the past, and to reinvigorate those struggling in the present. Premium service article

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Am na cinniúna don Lucht Oibre

28 April 2013

SÍLIM GO BHFUIL am na cinniúna tagtha don Lucht Oibre. Ní dócha go raibh súil acu go dtréigfeadh na ceardchumainn iad ar an gcaoi a tharla le cúpla seachtain, ach thréig. Go traidisiúnta, bhíodar fréamhaithe go smior sna ceardchumainn agus cuid do na h-oifigigh ar feidhmeannas an pháirtí fiú. Ach, tá géarchéim anois acu agus éirí amach na gnáth bhaill ag féachaint sa straois orthu. Premium service article

Family’s plea: Give our daughter a chance to hear

28 April 2013

I MEET Danielle Ryan and John Sweeney at their home in Belmayne, near Donaghmede, in north Dublin. Their three-year-old daughter, Ellie, has progressively lost her hearing and is now profoundly deaf. A simple operation that comes as standard in many other European states – and also in the North of Ireland – could help change Ellie’s life but Health Minister James Reilly won’t engage with families who just want the best medical treatment for their young children. Free article

Symphysiotomy survivors score Dáil success

28 April 2013

THE two-year statute of limitation barring survivors of the barbaric medical practice of symphysiotomy from pursuing personal injury claims must be lifted. The Fine Gael/Labour Government’s 11th-hour acceptance of legislation brought forward by Sinn Féin, in a Private Member’s motion with all-party support, has moved that day closer. Premium service article

Principled Leadership

28 April 2013

GERRY ADAMS rounded off Sinn Féin’s first Ard Fheis ever in Connacht with a speech to a packed audience of 1,450 on Saturday 13 April and in a live, prime-time broadcast on RTÉ TV that posed challenges to many sections of society: to the governments, the trade unions and communities, and – not least – to unionists and republicans. Free article

Reflections after Meath East

28 April 2013

How do we ensure we do not repeat the mistakes in government of Left republican predecessors such as Clan na Poblachta or the Workers’ Party/Democratic Left or our progressive European counterparts? Premium service article

British GOC lobbied Attorney General not to prosecute army killers

28 April 2013

Fewer than one in ten of all cases submitted to the DPP regarding shootings or assault incidents involving soldiers resulted in prosecutions Free article

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