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16 May 2016 Edition

Israel’s jailing of Palestinian children

16 May 2016

On 24 April, 12-year-old Palestinian girl Dima al-Wawi was released from an Israeli prison. Crying and comforted by her mother, she was welcomed back to her home village of Halhoul near Hebron by friends and family after two and a half months behind bars. Dima was arrested on her way to school by Israeli occupation forces for allegedly having a knife in her schoolbag. “I am happy to be out. Prison is bad,” the schoolgirl told the Associated Press. “I missed my classmates and my friends and family.” She was freed two months early after an appeal. Free article

Proclaiming the Republic

16 May 2016

THE EXACT CENTENARY of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was commemorated by Sinn Féin at the GPO on Sunday morning 24 April. The Proclamation was read from the platform several times that day but the first reading was in the Irish language by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Cathaoirleach of Sinn Féin’s National Centenary Committee. Actor Ed Cosgrove played Pádraig Pearse, reading the Proclamation in English, and Martin McGuinness spoke. A short pageant linking the flags of Ireland with the 1916 leaders was narrated by Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan and by Dublin City Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha, our history columnist, who scripted it. We carry here an edited version. Free article

Another Europe is possible - Treo eile don Eoraip

16 May 2016

Legacy – British Government policy of ‘deny, delay, death’ addressed in European Parliament Free article

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Still ‘guilty’ even if found not guilty

16 May 2016

MARTIN FERRIS and Sinn Féin have tabled a Dáil motion to stop a move by Fine Gael Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney to circumvent a High Court ruling striking down as unconstitutional provisions of a penalty points system for fishermen who are accused of engaging in illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. Free article

Exposed – 'Former nazi' masquerading as a journalist

16 May 2016

A ‘FORMER’ NAZI posing as a “journalist” is facing legal action over statements he published about newly-elected Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion on his “Kilkenny Journal” website and social media accounts, An Phoblacht has learned. Premium service article

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