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28 April 2013 Edition

Margaret Thatcher and Croke Park 2

28 April 2013

THE DEATH of Baroness Margaret Thatcher has seen the passing of the most polarising political figure in Irish and British politics since Oliver Cromwell. Free article

No one liked him... but he does care

28 April 2013

EAMON DUNPHY used to play soccer with Millwall, a club with its origins in London’s docks and whose fans’ notoriety has led them to sing: “No one likes us, we don’t care.” You might think it could have been custom-made as a motto for Eamon Dunphy. Free article

Unions Fight Back

28 April 2013

MAY DAY – marked across the world as International Workers’ Day – should be a rallying point for trade unionists and progressives to celebrate, to honour the sacrifices of the past, and to reinvigorate those struggling in the present. Premium service article

Am na cinniúna don Lucht Oibre

28 April 2013

SÍLIM GO BHFUIL am na cinniúna tagtha don Lucht Oibre. Ní dócha go raibh súil acu go dtréigfeadh na ceardchumainn iad ar an gcaoi a tharla le cúpla seachtain, ach thréig. Go traidisiúnta, bhíodar fréamhaithe go smior sna ceardchumainn agus cuid do na h-oifigigh ar feidhmeannas an pháirtí fiú. Ach, tá géarchéim anois acu agus éirí amach na gnáth bhaill ag féachaint sa straois orthu. Premium service article

A day apart, a world apart

28 April 2013

PICTURE THE SUN splitting the trees. Winds gusting strong enough to catch your breath. The fresh April air still cold enough to whisper with conviction that winter isn’t long past. Picture throngs of people, milling around, mingling together, weaving in and out like bobbins on a loom. All shapes and sizes, ages and genders, people of every ethnicity. Picture the expressions on their faces from trepidation to exhilaration. Fun-seekers and record-breakers, all gathered together in an open-air communion that is one of the uplifting qualities of many outdoor sporting events. Free article

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Once upon a time, there was a party who got it right

28 April 2013

JUST a short time ago, I was sitting with Peadar Tóibín in the most boring conference ever held when both our phones started to come alive with a Twitter feed. Now it wouldn’t have taken much to distract the two of us from the monotonous, grey-suited, grey-haired, grey-everything speakers at the top table but here was something interesting. Premium service article

Principled Leadership

28 April 2013

GERRY ADAMS rounded off Sinn Féin’s first Ard Fheis ever in Connacht with a speech to a packed audience of 1,450 on Saturday 13 April and in a live, prime-time broadcast on RTÉ TV that posed challenges to many sections of society: to the governments, the trade unions and communities, and – not least – to unionists and republicans. Free article

Reflections after Meath East

28 April 2013

How do we ensure we do not repeat the mistakes in government of Left republican predecessors such as Clan na Poblachta or the Workers’ Party/Democratic Left or our progressive European counterparts? Premium service article

Labour’s way is Frankfurt’s way

28 April 2013

Noonan’s New Deal, alas, changes very little. The deal gives us a seven-year extension to repay European and IMF loans for a debt burden that never rightly belonged to us Premium service article

Céard tá taobh thiar den ghéarchéim sa gCoiré?

28 April 2013

TÁ SCÉAL baolach ann i gcónaí as leathinis na Coiré, agus rialtas na Coiré Thuaidh (Poblacht Dhaonlathach Phobal na Coiré nó DPRK) ag tabhairt le fios go bhfuil siad réidh le diúracáin núicléacha a chaitheamh le forsaí na Stáit Aontaithe agus fiú le Meiriocá féin. Premium service article

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