Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

30 March 2014 Edition

Shatter should walk the plank

30 March 2014

THE SHOCK REVELATION that the Garda have been illegally recording phone calls at Garda stations for more than 30 years – coming on the same day as the sudden resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan (25 March) – has ramped up the pressure on Justice Minister Alan Shatter to also “walk the plank”, Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said. Free article

Sinn Féin/An Phoblacht – YouTube hits two million mark

30 March 2014

SINN FÉIN’S YouTube account (which features news reports, interviews and other videos provided by An Phoblacht) has passed two million views – more than the combined total of all the major Irish political parties, North and South. Free article

Using smartphones for campaign video

30 March 2014

MOST modern smartphones can now record high-quality video and audio for uploading to social media networks like Youtube and Vimeo. Here are a few tips for making the best use of them. Free article

High Noon for unionism

30 March 2014

ON ST PATRICK’S DAY, Belfast Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir held a reception for Irish-language enthusiasts in City Hall. As Gaeilgeoirí arrived in family groups, or in knots of teenagers out for a bit of craic, unionist flag protesters who had gathered outside Belfast’s civic building hurled abuse at them. Premium service article

Martina Anderson – An MEP making a difference

30 March 2014

An Phoblacht considered itself lucky for DALE MOORE to get the opportunity to speak to Martina about herself and her past roles, her current roles and how she views May’s European elections. Premium service article

Desperate to change the subject

30 March 2014

WHAT do you do when you are losing an argument? Do you admit you are wrong? Do you concede the point? Not if you’re in Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael or Labour you don’t. Free article

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Marion Steenson – Laoch imeasc na mBan

30 March 2014

MARION STEENSON (neé Murphy) is a formidable woman. She had to be. As a youthful 87-year-old, the most striking thing about meeting her is the clarity with which she recalls her upbringing in a republican household steeped in history and the fearless way in which she still espouses her beliefs without fear or favour. Free article

Real representation for Irish citizens worldwide

30 March 2014

AS MILLIONS of people of Irish descent across the world celebrated St Patrick’s Day on 17 March, Sinn Féin launched its ‘Moving Forward Together’ policy document which aims to improve the relationship between the state and Irish citizens living overseas. Free article

A wealth of 1916 info at your fingertips

30 March 2014

A MINE of information about Ireland’s revolutionary period began to be opened this year with the first tranche of military pension archives of 1916 participants going online. Free article

Centenary of Cumann na mBan

30 March 2014

THE founding of Cumann na mBan in 1914 was an important step both in the assertion of women’s role in Irish politics and in the radicalisation of Irish nationalist politics itself. Free article

Bí ar an airdeall faoi ról an AE san Úcráín

30 March 2014

IN AINEOIN RTÉ agus tionchar na meán cumarsáide, tá móramh mhuintir na hÉireann fós ina náisiúntóirí, go háirithe ó dheas. Premium service article

Radical and Realistic

30 March 2014

ALEXIS TSIPRAS is the leader of Syriza and widely tipped to be the next head of government in Greece. He is also the European Left Party’s candidate in the election for the next president of the European Commission. He visited Dublin for two days in March to meet political parties, trade unions and activists. Free article

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