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16 May 2016 Edition

Election battle over, the struggle continues

16 May 2016

AFTER MONTHS of campaigning, canvassing and door knocking the votes were finally counted in the North’s Assembly elections from 5 May with 28 Sinn Féin MLAs elected to Stormont. Free article

Sinn Féin launches Rent Certainty Bill in Dáil

16 May 2016

A HOUSING EMERGENCY should be declared by the Fine Gael/Independent Government backed by Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin Dáil Housing & Homeless Committee member Eoin Ó Broin TD said after figures published on 10 May showed that rents have soared across the 26 Counties to an eight-year high of more than €1,000 a month. Free article

Seachtar Seanadóir

16 May 2016

BÍONN CAINT mhór ina gcuid fógraí teilifíse ag an gcomhlacht Carlsberg ar an saol mar a shamhlóidís siúd é, ach b’shin an mothú a bhí agam féin le déanaí agus an chomhaireamh ar bun do thoghchán an tSeanaid. Free article

The challenges still facing us

16 May 2016

FIANNA FÁIL (and some Independents) have facilitated Fine Gael’s return to power in Dublin. The Assembly elections have concluded. The work of building a Republic continues. Free article

Low wages, high prices

16 May 2016

Work to live or live to work? ROBBIE SMYTH looks at the widening pay inequalities and the struggle for a living wage in the South’s economy Free article

Seven Shinners for the Seanad

16 May 2016

ELECTION SUCCESS continued for Sinn Féin with the party more than doubling its number of senators in the Oireachtas in April from three to seven to complement the increased team of TDs of 23 (up from 14) after the Dáil election in February. Free article

‘Our two nations will build free and united republics’

16 May 2016

ARNALDO OTEGI – the acknowledged leader of the Basque peace process and released from a Spanish prison on 1 March after serving more than six years on political charges – spoke to AN PHOBLACHT EDITOR JOHN HEDGES at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin. Free article

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We’re on the one road

16 May 2016

166,785 votes, 39 candidates, 28 Assembly members elected, 10 women MLAs– it was another landmark election for Sinn Féin coming weeks after the Leinster House general election. Free article

Impact of prison protests and freedom struggle

16 May 2016

THE PERSONAL STORIES of former POWs were at the heart of a series of events organised over the May bank holiday weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike. Premium service article

Sinn Féin – ní amháin Poblachtánach ach Gaelach, ní amháin Gaelach ach Poblachtánach

16 May 2016

Dúirt Oifigeach Náisiúnta Gaeilge Johnny McGibbon le teachtaí na hArd Fheise go gcaithfear tabhairt faoinár ndúshlán féin – Sinn Féin a bhogadh céim ar chéim i dtreo an Ghaelaithe Free article

Heroism and vision of the 1916 honoured

16 May 2016

TENS of thousands of people took part in two events in Dublin to mark the 1916 Easter Rising on the precise date that the uprising began 100 years ago. Premium service article

We stand by the Republic

16 May 2016

SINN FÉIN fittingly chose Dublin for its 2016 Ard Fheis, which took place the day before the official centenary of the Easter Rising. Deputy leader and Dublin TD Mary Lou McDonald used the opportunity to welcome republicans from across Ireland to “the city that fought an empire”. Free article

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