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1 December 2014 Edition

Liadh Ní Riada MEP hosts LEADER delegation in Brussels

1 December 2014

SINN FÉIN MEP Liadh Ní Riada hosted a delegation of key stakeholders in the rural and local development sector in Brussels on Tuesday 18 November. The delegation met with representatives of the European Commission, the Irish Government and the Stormont Executive. Premium service article

The G20, the G5 and BRICS

1 December 2014

THE G20 SUMMIT of the world’s most advanced economies took place in Brisbane, Australia, in November. Free article

POW Avenue – A path well-worn

1 December 2014

ARRIVING at Stormont to meet Gerry Kelly and with the car parks full, I have to park halfway down the long hill that leads to Parliament Buildings. Premium service article

Inspired by James Connolly in turbulent times

1 December 2014

THE second annual James Connolly School, organised by Sinn Féin Átha Cliath, was held in the Unite trade union hall in November and proved to be a lively and inspiring gathering, giving a breathing space for political discussion and education in the midst of some of the most tempestuous and turbulent times in Irish politics for decades. Free article

Educating young people together

1 December 2014

‘Integrated schools are shared spaces which dilute no one’s culture, tradition or faith’ Free article

Women taking their place in history

1 December 2014

AS the centenary year of the founding of the revolutionary women’s organisation Cumann na mBan draws to a close it is clear that women played a crucial role in the struggle for liberation yet their contribution remains largely hidden. Free article

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Next election could be a game changer

1 December 2014

THE NEXT general election in the South could be a game changer. It could be the most significant election in the history of the state since 1933. Free article

‘There can be no impunity’

1 December 2014

WITHIN A WEEK of European Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks telling a Belfast conference that Britain cannot avoid its responsibility for legacy issues, the British Government circulated a paper complaining of the financial costs of dealing with the past. Free article

The last outpost amongst the ‘brutish masses’

1 December 2014

A HUGE BANNER hangs from the second floor of Carrisbrook House on Pembroke Road in Dublin City. It’s been there so long that the lettering advertising office space for rent has largely faded. The prime location of these business units in the capital’s swish ‘D4’ district seems to be offset by the neighbours a potential tenant would be forced to endure. Premium service article

TTIP – Tipping point for democracy

1 December 2014

THE Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the controversial trade deal being negotiated behind closed doors by Brussels and Washington, is supposed to be aimed at boosting trade between the US and the EU through the reduction of regulations but it also threatens jobs, public services and the environment. Free article

Acclaim for Cavan’s Charlie Boylan

1 December 2014

LONG-SERVING Cavan County Councillor Charlie Boylan was the recipient of high praise and good wishes at a packed function in Donohoe’s of Ballyhaise on 11 October. Free article

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