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6 June 2016 Edition

Historic firsts in new Sinn Féin ministerial team at Stormont

6 June 2016

THE NEW Northern Executive met for the first time on Thursday 26 May and agreed the framework for the Programme for Government which will shape its priorities for the next five years. Free article

Micheál Martin U-turn means water charges remain

6 June 2016

FIANNA FÁIL refused to back a Sinn Féin motion in the Dáil on 25 May to scrap water charges, abolish Irish Water and set a date for a referendum to enshrine public ownership of Ireland's water infrastructure in the Constitution. Free article

Martin McGuinness on being at the Somme commemorations

6 June 2016

This is not about celebrating an imperialist war – it is about remembering the thousands of Irishmen who were killed and respecting their place in our shared history Free article

A new coalition

6 June 2016

FIANNA FÁIL AND FINE GAEL are not involved in a new kind of politics. They are buying time until they are in a position to bring their membership to the conclusion that the leaderships have already reached, which is that a formal and full coalition between both parties will have to happen in order to protect the Establishment they represent. Free article

Martin Kenny TD exposes Leitrim Garda scandal

6 June 2016

SLIGO/LEITRIM Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny has exposed a major scandal involving allegations of Garda malpractice in County Leitrim Free article

Mary Lou – Stepping up to the plate

6 June 2016

ANNOUNCING its new spokespersons in May for the fresh Dáil term after February's general election, Sinn Féin said that in keeping with its mandate from the election the party would be placing priority on the areas of mental health, disability inclusion, public services and Irish unity. Free article


Bígí chiúin, a Ghaelgeoirí

6 June 2016

NACH DÁNA an mháise do Ghael óg ceist a chur faoin Ghaeilge ar chlár a bhí ag baint leis an pholaitíocht? Nach raibh a fhios aige go raibh toghchán ar siúl agus go raibh cúrsaí tromchúiseacha le plé? Ní hamháin go raibh Conall Ó Corra ag iarraidh ceist a chur ar cheannairí polaitiúla, agus iad ar an teilifís, ach bhí sé ar lorg freagra! Nárbh fhearr dó fanacht ina thost? Free article

Rubber and plastic bullets: Lethal impact

6 June 2016

WHEN as far back as 1972 the British Government set in motion its plans to replace rubber bullets with the new plastic bullet for use by the British Army against civilians it was clear that the weapon was to be used in an aggressive manner against nationalists. Free article

Brexit referendum – vote to stay

6 June 2016

AS THE “BREXIT” referendum looms on 23 June, Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson highlights why Ireland needs a vote to remain Free article

Derry ex-POWs reflect on prison struggle in new book

6 June 2016

REFLECTIONS of the Prison Struggle 1976-1981 is a recently-released collection of memories and views of former ‘Blanketmen’ from the H-Blocks and women from Armagh recounting their experiences in the North’s prisons during the protest years. Free article

Support the Gaza kids’ soccer tour of Ireland

6 June 2016

SOCCER-MAD KIDS from Gaza are being treated to a break from the relentless, punitive siege by the Israeli war machine with a tour of Ireland in July. And football fans and friends of Palestine are being asked to lend their support through cash donations and helping out. Free article

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