Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 November 2016 Edition

British on Brexit – no plan or care about consequences, says Adams

1 November 2016

“IT IS increasingly clear that the British Government has neither a plan for Brexit or a care as to how it impacts on Ireland,” Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD says. Free article

Mental health – Offering people a lifeline 24/7

1 November 2016

SINCE the general election in February this year, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has taken on the role as the party spokesperson on Mental Health & Suicide Prevention. Working alongside Pat Buckley TD and Senator Máire Devine – as well as Health Minister Michelle O’Neill in the North – she has dedicated much of her time in recent months to meeting service providers, state agencies, service users and families and assessing what issues need to be prioritised. Free article

The ‘centre ground’ and the politics of Tweedledee and Tweedledum

1 November 2016

BUDGET 2017 marks another step in the slow, incremental realignment of politics in the South. The common interests of the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil leaderships have crystallised more clearly than ever before – so much so that Fianna Fáil never even published an alternative budget of their own. Free article

SDLP, UUP and PBP rhetoric versus Sinn Féin delivery

1 November 2016

THE impact of the “Brexit” referendum continued to dominate business at Stormont as First Minister and deputy First Minister Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness met British Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street on Monday 24 October with the leaders of Scotland and Wales. Free article

‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’

1 November 2016

ASSEMBLY Sinn Féin Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has launched ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’ – a 10-year vision to transform the North’s health and social care system. Free article

Nothing to see here, Justice Minister?

1 November 2016

DÁIL Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald stands out from her counterparts when it comes to demanding answers about possibly illegal activity in her jurisdiction by undercover British police officers – she doesn’t seem to want to know. Premium service article

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Young republicans – leading from the front

1 November 2016

YOUNG REPUBLICAN RANKS are experiencing an upsurge in new members with the start of the new college terms building on the numbers involved in this year’s 35th Anniversary Hunger Strike Commemoration and those who signed up at the National Ploughing Championships in County Offaly. Free article

European report takes a look at who owns Ireland’s news outlets

1 November 2016

URGENT ACTION is needed to address “grave concerns about the high concentration of media ownership in the Irish market, and in particular regarding the position of Independent News & Media and Mr Denis O’Brien”. That is part of the conclusion of a European report on Ireland’s media landscape commissioned by Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan and her group in the European Parliament, European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). Free article

Symbols of resilience and resistance

1 November 2016

THE ARRAY of prison crafts on display in Belfast’s Conway Mill for the launch of the ‘Irish Republican Prison Crafts: Making Memory & Legacy’ project is testimony to the creativity of republican POWs who produced harps, Celtic crosses, handbags, wallets and soft toys for family and friends. These now reflect part of the legacy of prison struggle and evoke memories of that struggle and the effects it had on the lives of those who experienced imprisonment from the other side of the prison wall – the families, friends and comrades on the outside. Premium service article

Flames not Flowers

1 November 2016

RICHMOND BARRACKS in Dublin is a place of huge historical significance for Irish republicans, a place where 77 women patriots were imprisoned in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD told a special event there for women republicans and ex-prisoners on Saturday 15 October. Premium service article

Windsor Park’s new dawn opens under a cloud

1 November 2016

LEAVING Paralympians Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop out of the highly-publicised “Lap of Legends” celebration at the refurbished Windsor Park seems like a rerun of the past at the “National Football Stadium” and the home of Linfield FC. Many nationalists had hoped a new chapter might be opened with the event ahead of the World Cup qualifier against San Marino. Premium service article

Carrickmines and Travellers – A civil rights issue

1 November 2016

On Saturday morning, 10 October 2015, the nation woke up to the news that a fire had taken place in Glenamuck in south County Dublin and that at least eight people had perished. Premium service article

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