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1 June 2015 Edition

Meet the Creightons

1 June 2015

IRELAND’S NEWEST POLITICAL PARTY made a splash in the Carlow/Kilkenny by-election finishing ahead of Labour. Headed-up by former Fine Gael Minister of State and darling of the media and the leafy south Dublin suburbs, Lucinda Creighton, it has acted as a rallying point for a cohort of disgruntled Establishment figures wanting to take up where the Progressive Democrats left off. Free article

Wolfe Tone Weekend Festival

1 June 2015

Wolfe Tone – The Exhibition, Traditional Irish Music and Family Fair Free article

Sinn Féin Summer School 2015

1 June 2015

THE Annual Sinn Féin Summer School goes from strength to strength and this year again features thought-provoking, outspoken figures. The 2015 line-up includes Guardian columnist and TV commentator Owen Jones, author of The Establishment’ and ‘Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class; artist Jim Fitzpatrick, best known for his iconic images of Che Guevara and his Celtic mythology scenes; John Brewer, Professor of Post-Conflict Studies of Queen’s University Belfast; UCD lecturer Julien Mercille, author of The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis: The Case of Ireland; and former Dublin All-Ireland winning footballer and transplant surgeon Dr David Hickey, who has been a long-time advocate for a better public health system. Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

1 June 2015

No military response to Mediterranean refugee crisis, Right2Water discussed at conference in Greece, Scaling down investor-state mechanism won’t save TTIP and Step forward for Irish fishing communities in EU Free article

Kurdish fight for freedom against ISIS

1 June 2015

THE KURDISH PEOPLE have long faced oppression. Their language, culture and way of life has been repressed by a variety governments and regimes. The Kurdish struggle for self-determination is taking place in modern-day Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq. Free article

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Public urged to get involved in centenary commemoration

1 June 2015

THE O’Donovan Rossa funeral on 1 August 1915 is widely recognised as the call to arms for the subsequent 1916 Rising. This public spectacle of strength and organisation by the Irish Volunteers and other groups brought over 100,000 onto the streets of Dublin to watch the funeral cortege pass by on its way to Glasnevin. Free article

Reaction to ‘Jock’ Davison killing highlights hierarchy of victims

1 June 2015

IF REPUBLICANS ever needed confirmation that there is a hierarchy of victims in the North, then the killing of community activist Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison in Belfast on Tuesday morning 5 May would have given them that confirmation. Premium service article

Joe McKenny, County Down & Dublin

1 June 2015

REPUBLICANS, political ex-prisoners and Sinn Féin activists from across Ireland joined with the family and friends of Joe McKenny in Artane in Dublin on Friday morning to bid farewell to the lifelong republican and former IRA Volunteer who served 14 years as a POW in both Long Kesh and England. Free article

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