Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

4 July 2016 Edition

Community and business leaders fearful of fall-out from Brexit

4 July 2016

THE IMPACT of the Westminster EU referendum which saw Britain (or rather England and Wales) vote to leave the European Union provoked intense reaction across the world and in particular here in Ireland where its consequences will be far reaching. Free article

UN report increases pressure for referendum on 8th Amendment

4 July 2016

THERE is increasing pressure for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution after a United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) report has found that Ireland’s strict abortion laws subjected a woman whose pregnancy was not viable due to a fatal foetal abnormality – but who could not terminate her pregnancy in Ireland – to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Premium service article

Dáil to tackle extortionate motor insurance costs

4 July 2016

THERE are moves underway in the Dáil to tackle the sky-rocketing cost of motor insurance premiums after it emerged that some customers have seen their insurance premiums increase by up to 400%. Free article

Ex-prisoner’s court victory over sacking

4 July 2016

THE Belfast High Court has ruled that a Stormont department unlawfully stopped an ex-prisoner working as a groundskeeper with a conservation charity even though he had held the job for 18 years. Free article

Collusion in the DNA of the RUC and British Army

4 July 2016

THE RELEASE of the second report by the North’s Police Ombudsman into the 1994 killings of six nationalist men in the Heights Bar, Loughinisland, County Down, as they watched a soccer World Cup match between Ireland and Italy has forced many aspects of collusion into the public arena. Free article

‘My vision of health care will not be bound by any border’

4 July 2016

TORRENTIAL RAIN and dark clouds overshadowed the 2016 Wolfe Tone Commemoration in County Kildare on Sunday 19 June but stout-hearted though thoroughly-soaked republicans braved the deluge to parade from Sallins village to Bodenstown Graveyard to rededicate themselves to “The Father of Irish Republicanism”. Free article

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Céard is brí le Scéim Bhunioncaimmar a pléadh san Eilbhéis?

4 July 2016

BHÍ REIFREANN san Eilbhéis le deireannas, agus séard a bhí faoi chaibidil acu ná moladh go n-íocfaí bun-ioncaim do gach duine atá ina chónaí go dlisteanach sa stát, gan choinníol ar bith. Free article

Fine Gael landlord TDs weigh into row on rent certainty

4 July 2016

A BID TO PROTECT TENANTS by Sinn Féin, linking rent rises or decreases to the Consumer Price Index, was defeated in the Dáil in June by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Premium service article

Sinn Féin MLAs and ministers get stuck in at Stormont

4 July 2016

WITH the Assembly elections now just a distant memory and the Executive ministers in place, Sinn Féin MLAs and ministers have been getting stuck in, doing what they were elected to do. Free article

Simon Coveney twists and turns to avoid housing emergency commitment

4 July 2016

THE Fine Gael Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, is at his wits’ end trying to steer the housing crisis into yet another profit-making scheme for developers. Premium service article

Ó Caoláin heads Oireachtas Committee on Justice & Equality

4 July 2016

SINN FÉIN TDs will chair three important Oireachtas committees in the new Leinster House parliamentary term, including long-standing Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin taking up the role of head of the Committee on Justice & Equality. Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

4 July 2016

Lynn Boylan MEP to host European ‘Human Right to Water Conference’, Matt Carthy MEP tackles tax avoidance, Liadh Ní Riada heads hearing to create public banking system in Ireland and Martina Anderson report on ‘Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products’ passes in European Parliament Free article

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