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31 August 2023 Edition

Working for you across Ireland

31 August 2023

Every day and through many evenings and weekends, Sinn Féin’s elected representatives are working in their communities. An Phoblacht asked four representatives across the island to write about an aspect of their constituency work. Paul Donnelly took us canvassing in Dublin West. Niamh Archibald, Sinn Féin’s first ever Coleraine councillor, highlighted the issues in her area. Mairéad Farrell pinpoints the local challenges from her constituency clinics in Conamara, while Aoife Finnegan writes on the cost of living crisis in South Armagh. Across all four areas, housing, the cost of living, and failing governments are key issues. In the Six Counties, communities are impacted by over a decade of Tory austerity cuts and the DUP executive blockade. In the 26 Counties, communities must cope with the shocking mismanagement of the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green coalition. Free article

'An Cailín Ciúin' and Irish language filmmaking

31 August 2023

You can watch an Irish language film right now on the TG4 player or through the Irish Film Institute website, while more are due to be released in Irish cinemas this year. Luke Callinan explores the important reasons fuelling the growth in films as Gaeilge. Free article

A game of football can go a long way

31 August 2023

Despite being a FIFA member for 25 years, no EU teams have ever played a soccer match against Palestine. Mark Ward writes on Sinn Féin’s support for a demonstration of sporting solidarity with Palestine. Free article

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