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2 November 2015 Edition

Prisoners of the past

2 November 2015

MARTIN NEESON, a republican political ex-prisoner, has been granted permission by the Belfast High Court to challenge a decision from the Stormont’s Department of Finance and Personnel that he was unsuitable for continued employment as a landscape gardener with conservation volunteers in west Belfast despite performing his duties without incident for the preceding 18 years. Premium service article

Garda shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn

2 November 2015

CONTROVERSY surrounding gardaí shooting dead “dissident republican” Ronan MacLochlainn near Ashford, County Wicklow, in 1998 during a cash-in-transit robbery and alleged breaches of police procedure in the follow-up investigation has led to the Irish Government conceding a Commission of Investigation that has to report to the Minister for Justice by 20 November 2015. Premium service article

Jailed Irish teen’s case taken to European Parliament

2 November 2015

THE CASE of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa – imprisoned in Egypt awaiting trial for more than two years and facing the death penalty – was brought before the European Parliament in Brussels in October. Free article

Eager for election and battle of ideas

2 November 2015

IN THE WEEK that Sinn Féin TDs launched their Alternative Budget, the party’s hard-working Policy Unit hosted one of the most interesting conferences on developing national policy on housing, healthcare, childcare and the way back from austerity. Free article

Cuba visit by Gerry Adams

2 November 2015

GERRY ADAMS led a Sinn Féin delegation to visit Cuba from 30 September until 3 October. He was last in Cuba 14 years ago and there have been a lot of domestic and international developments since then. Free article

South-East needs Sinn Féin voice

2 November 2015

Senator David Cullinane Q&A with Mark Moloney Premium service article

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Conversations that need to be had – Hugo MacNeill

2 November 2015

Hugo MacNeill – Chairperson of the British Irish Association Board Member of the Ireland Funds. Played rugby for Ireland 37 times between 1981 and 1988, including the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 Free article

Jim Monaghan

2 November 2015

BORN in Donegal in 1945, as a child Jim Monaghan lived in the town of Rathmullan, on the shores of Lough Swilly. The town is most famous as the site where, in 1607, 'The Flight of the Earls' took place and the Gaelic leaders departed Ireland for Europe following their defeat precipitated by the Battle of Kinsale. Premium service article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

2 November 2015

Funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). Aontas Clé na hEorpa/Na Glasaigh Chlé Nordacha Crúpa Paliminta – Parlaimimt na h Eorpa Free article

Seán Treacy remembered in Tipperary

2 November 2015

THE annual Seán Treacy Commemoration was held in Kilfeacle Graveyard, near Golden, County Tipperary, on Saturday 10 October. Free article

Death of Seamus 'Seamie' Gibson

2 November 2015

Ann O'Sullivan presents the Irish flag from the coffin of the late Seamus 'Seamie' Gibson to his son Shay. 

Well-known Dublin republican Seamie – a long-time and big seller of this paper – is pictured below with former An Phoblacht Editor Martin Spain in January 2004. 

He will be greatly missed by everyone at the paper. Our deepest condolences to all his family, friends and comrades.


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