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1 August 2016 Edition

‘No good news whatsoever about Brexit’

1 August 2016

“BLINK and you missed her,” BBC Political Correspondent Gareth Gordon said after new British Prime Minister Theresa May flew into Stormont to meet Executive leaders Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness for just over an hour on Monday 25 July to discuss the “Brexit” referendum result which puts Britain on course to leave the European Union, possibly in two years’ time. Free article

‘Rebuilding Ireland’ plan doesn’t go far enough

1 August 2016

THERE has been a cautious welcome to the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness launched to much fanfare by Fine Gael Housing Minister Simon Coveney on 20 July. Free article

Fianna Fáil an dá thaobh

1 August 2016

BHUEL, is fada an t-achar é seachtain sa bpolaitíocht agus ní raibh mí cosúil leis an gceann seo caite sa bpolaitíocht le fada an lá. Idir an Bhreatimeacht, na h-athraithe ceannaireachta i Sasana, Enda Kenny faoi bhrú anseo, an corraíl i dtiortha eile na hEorpa, sa Tuirc agus toghchán uachtaránachta idir dháa cheann na meá sna Stáit Aontaithe, níl aon dabht ach go mbeidh cúrsaí thar a bheith spéisiúil idir seo agus Nollaig 2016. Free article

Stop Trump’s Irish wall

1 August 2016

THIS “very expensive global warming bullshit” is coming in at €10million for Donald Trump, the multi-billionaire property tycoon and US Presidential candidate who purchased the Doonbeg Golf Resort in County Clare in 2014. That’s what it will cost to construct a 3km wall 5metres high of two-tonne limestone blocks along the dune face to prevent his golf course washing away. Free article

Doonbeg – We cannot be held to ransom

1 August 2016

THERE is an unspoilt natural beauty about the west coast of Clare that is unique and it attracts many visitors every year. This is what attracted Donald Trump to locate his investment here in the first place. Free article

‘We don’t want to commemorate a Republic – we want to live in one’

1 August 2016

THE annual Sinn Féin Summer School is regularly referred to as “one of the most popular events on the republican calendar”. Take into consideration of the idyllic surroundings of Baile Bhúirne in west Cork, especially when streams of a golden July sun pour through the skylight in the Mills Inn and cast shadows across the timber floors, it’s not difficult to see why. Free article

Bill on zero-hours and low-hours contracts stalled

1 August 2016

FIANNA FÁIL and Fine Gael once more joined forces in Leinster House to block progressive legislation aimed at protecting ordinary workers. Free article

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The state should protect people, not their beliefs

1 August 2016

FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS, the Organisation of Islam Co-operation (OIC) has been leading a campaign within the United Nations to win a majority approval in the Human Rights Council and General Assembly for a resolution to combat the defamation of religion – in effect, suppress free speech. Free article

Gaeilge ar thaobh an bhealaigh mhóir

1 August 2016

IS MÓR an trua go bhfuil fadhb ag duine ar bith leis an Ghaeilge. Is linne uilig ár dteanga, agus ba chóir go mbeadh meas againn uilig uirthi. Free article

An Ghaeilge 1916 – 2016

1 August 2016

RÓL NA GAEILGE i rith ré na hÉirí Amach a bhí á phlé i nDoire le déanaí ag imeacht de chuid Shinn Féin. Is é an teachta dála Pearse Doherty a thug príomhoráid na hoíche ag an imeacht i gCultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Free article

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

1 August 2016

WHEN you hear that not only has the BBC co-funded a documentary about Bobby Sands but it also has Irish Times Pontificator General Fintan O’Toole featuring extensively the alarm bells go off. But Bobby Sands: 66 Days is worth the ticket price when it goes on general release in August. Free article

H-Blocks Hunger Striker’s play in South Africa and Rwanda

1 August 2016

DR LAURENCE McKEOWN, the playwright and author who endured 70 days on the 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike, is just back from South Africa where his play about dealing with the past, Those You Pass on the Street, was selected for this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the largest and oldest arts festival in South Africa. Free article

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