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1 December 2015 Edition

Britain fails to honour its commitments on truth and justice

1 December 2015

DESPITE PROGRESS being made on a range of issues in the ‘Fresh Start’ agreement at Stormont, the British Government continues to fail to honour its agreements on addressing the legacy of the past. Free article

The Ticking Clock Dilemma

1 December 2015

I WAS WITH other family members in west Belfast to hear about the current situation with the Stormont House Agreement and how families who lost loved ones during the conflict are yet again abused by the British state. Britain does not want to deal with its past. Free article

Trade unions meet Sinn Féin during talks

1 December 2015

THE Sinn Féin leadership has invested significant effort in recent years in building relationships with all sections of civic society in the North, and particularly with the regional trades union movement. Free article

The ongoing housing crisis

1 December 2015

Dessie Ellis TD Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson – Q&A with Mark Moloney Premium service article

H-Blocks/Armagh torture – under international scrutiny

1 December 2015

THE SYSTEMATIC ABUSE of republican prisoners in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh and Armagh women’s prison between 1976 and 1981 is the subject of an international tribunal being driven by prisoners’ advocacy group Coiste na n-Iarchimí. Premium service article

Irish Appeal for Release of Arnaldo Otegi and Basque Political Prisoners launched at Dáil

1 December 2015

THE Irish Appeal for the Release of Arnaldo Otegi and Basque Political Prisoners was formally launched at the Dáil in Dublin on Thursday 19 November on behalf of a number of Irish parliamentarians, trade unionists, religious figures sports personalities and celebrities in music and the arts. Free article

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Cearta, comhoibriú, agus feachtasaíocht

1 December 2015

TÁ SCÉAL mór á dhéanamh de staid reatha na nGaeltachtaí le tamall fada anuas. Tá tuairisc i ndiaidh tuairisce á cur os ár gcomhair nach bhfuiltear ag éirí le Straitéis 20 Bliain an rialtais ó dheas. Ní rún ar bith é ach an oiread nach bhfuil na páirtithe aontachtacha toilteanach glacadh le hAcht na Gaeilge sa chomhtionol, ó thuaidh. Cé gur aontaíodh Acht Free article

'A Fresh Start' The Stormont House Agreement & Implementation Plan

1 December 2015

THE CRISIS in the political institutions was created by Tory austerity and their failure to honour commitments made in the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements, including full disclosure on the legacy of the past. Free article

Government blocks Sinn Féin motion on Travellers’ rights

1 December 2015

FINE GAEL AND LABOUR blocked a Dáil motion in November aimed at addressing the discrimination and marginalisation of Travellers in Irish society as well as recognising Irish Travellers as a distinct ethnic group. Travellers are recognised as an ethnic minority in the Six Counties and in Britain. Free article

The Curate’s Egg

1 December 2015

POWER PLAY is bit like the Chinese meal of cliché – there’s a lot of different ingredients, you eat it quickly but, soon after, you feel that your meal hasn’t satisfied your appetite. The author has chosen to tell a fascinating story but, unfortunately, this book lacks both the depth and the analysis to meet its claims that it is a “definitive account” and “deeply insightful”. Premium service article

‘I’m living proof that diplomatic pressure works’

1 December 2015

Freed Egyptian hunger striker Mohamed Soltan talks to Mark Moloney in Brussels Premium service article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

1 December 2015

Long past time that our fishing industry was given attention it deserves, International progress made on legal highs in China talks, Draghi refusal to accept ECB failures ‘frustrating’ and Ibrahim Halawa case is not a political football Free article

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