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4 August 2014 Edition

Parades – Orange Order has to adapt to change

4 August 2014

THE DISENGAGEMENT from the talks process by political unionism came as no great surprise to either their political opponents or the local media. Premium service article

Irish people join worldwide outrage

4 August 2014

TENS OF THOUSANDS of people took to the streets across the 32 counties of Ireland throughout July to oppose the horrific Israeli onslaught against the people of Gaza. Premium service article

Breaking the Silence

4 August 2014

YEHUDA SHAUL was born in Jerusalem in 1982. The son of an American-born father and Canadian-born mother who immigrated to Israel following the 1973 Arab-Israeli ‘Yom Kippur War’, at the age of 18 he was drafted into the Israeli Army for the mandatory three years’ national service. He served as a combat soldier and later a company sergeant right across the occupied West Bank. Free article

Democracy demands an end to managerial diktat

4 August 2014

WHATEVER your views of the Garth Brooks fiasco and the role of the Dublin City Council City Manager (or ‘Chief Executive’, as he is now styled), the underlying issue is the lack of democratic control by the people of Dublin over their own affairs. Free article

ETA shuts down its structures

4 August 2014

MARTIN McGUINNESS has told An Phoblacht that ETA’s announcement dismantling its logistical and operational structures “to achieve our legitimate political goals through a political and democratic struggle” should be grasped by Spain, France and the EU as a golden opportunity to consolidate the Basque peace process. Free article

'In the eyes of the law some people are more equal than others’

4 August 2014

FLICKING through the pages of the June edition of An Phoblacht, retired Garda John Wilson laughs: “Having a copy of this was enough to get you a fair bit of unwanted attention from the Garda.” Free article

‘Speaking Out and Standing Up’

4 August 2014

HUNDREDS of people descended on the pictueresque village of Baile Bhuirne in the Muskerry Gaeltacht of west Cork over the weekend of 27 June for the fifth annual Sinn Féin Summer School, an event that has grown in stature year-on-year to become a staple of the Irish political calendar. Free article

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Oifigeach Náisiúnta Gaeilge nua

4 August 2014

MAR IS eol daoibh toghadh Liadh Ní Riada ina FPE le linn na dtoghchán Eorpacha ar na mallaibh. Mar gheall ar sin tá sí éirithe as a post mar Oifigeach Náisiúnta Gaeilge agus guímid gach rath uirthi agus ar na hiarrthóirí eile a d’éirigh leo sa dá thoghchán, ina gcuid oibre as seo amach mar ghníomhaithe tofa. Free article

Sinn Féin wins Dáil backing for better mental health services

4 August 2014

A SIGNIFICANT Sinn Féin motion on mental health services and suicide prevention has been agreed by the Dáil without a vote. Free article

Sinn Féin minister’s CAP deal delivers for all farmers

4 August 2014

SINN FÉIN Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has secured a deal on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) worth £623million to rural communities. Free article

British Prime Minister meets Sinn Féin ... after 4 years

4 August 2014

THE British Prime Minister has finally had his first-ever meeting with a Sinn Féin leadership delegation led by Gerry Adams – after four years in government. Free article

Anger is an emotion, not a political strategy

4 August 2014

Eugene McCartan, General Secretary Communist Party of Ireland. Continuing our series of opinion pieces by progressive figures on ‘After the elections — what now?’ Free article

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