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1 September 2015 Edition

Water Charges – One last push and we can win

1 September 2015

IRISH WATER must go, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD, unequivocally told An Phoblacht on the eve of the 29 August Right2Water rally in Dublin. Free article

Centenaries – Ireland remembers O’Donovan Rossa

1 September 2015

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Dublin on 1 August as Sinn Féin marked the 100th anniversary of the legendary 1915 funeral of unrepentant Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa – an event widely seen as the call to arms for the Easter Rising of 1916. Premium service article

Farming needs support to be sustainable

1 September 2015

PROTESTS by dairy farmers at supermarkets in the North and the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) predicting an average milk price of 24c per litre for the rest of the year in the South has captured news headlines across the island. Free article

Recovery? Maybe but who paid the price?

1 September 2015

With youth unemployment still running at 20% and with many thousands living abroad in emigration, people here crushed by personal debt, mortgage arrears, job losses, lower wages and higher taxes, it is hard for many to take this nonsense of ‘economic recovery’ seriously Free article

‘We won’t be lectured to by those who have repeatedly failed to honour their obligations’

1 September 2015

TORRENTIAL RAIN over Dundalk, County Louth, on the day of the National Hunger Strike Commemoration eased just enough for the thousands upon thousands of marchers from the four corners of Ireland and beyond (accompanied by many bands from Ireland and Scotland) to parade their long way up the Newry Road, snaking through the Border town centre to rally close to The Square before the heavens opened up again. Premium service article

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Sue the people!

1 September 2015

‘Every person has a right to protect their good name and reputation. This protection includes taking legal action’ – Denis O’Brien, 2012 Premium service article

FG/Labour Government creating barriers to education

1 September 2015

SINN FÉIN Senator David Cullinane has criticised the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s attitude to education, saying that this government has consistently created barriers to developing an adequate education service through short-sighted measures of austerity. Free article

Dublin’s new Mayor – Críona Ní Dhálaigh

1 September 2015

ON 30 JUNE, Críona Ní Dhálaigh became the first-ever Sinn Féin ‘Lord Mayor’ of Dublin City to take office (Tom Kelly was the first for Sinn Féin, elected on 30 January 1920, but he was interned in England). However, Críona won’t be using that title. Premium service article

Two years in an Egyptian prison

1 September 2015

IT IS NOW TWO YEARS since Tallaght teenager Ibrahim Halawa was arrested by Egyptian security forces in the aftermath of the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in a military coup. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. Premium service article

Unpaid work should not be allowed to become the norm

1 September 2015

IN FEBRUARY of this year, a collection of activists from different trade unions, Sinn Féin, the Connolly Youth Movement and the Unite Youth Activist Group formed ‘Work Must Pay’ in response to the JobBridge scheme. Free article

1916 centenary drive for Sinn Féin National Draw

1 September 2015

THE O’Donovan Rossa Funeral re-enactment Commemoration staged by Sinn Féin was such a success that even the Irish Independent group appropriated photographs of the inspirational and colourful event to illustrate reports of the state’s lacklustre ceremony and make it look better. Free article

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