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3 November 2013 Edition

The cold reality of fuel poverty

3 November 2013

THE scourge of fuel poverty continues to affect all levels of society, particularly the old and infirm. Free article

'We need a fighting, radical and independent trade union movement'

3 November 2013

PINNED to the Leinster House office door of Sinn Féin Workers’ Rights spokesperson Senator David Cullinane is the front page of the Mandate Trade Union newspaper Shopfloor with a withering criticism of the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s austerity Budget. Free article

Sinn Féin makes history in Omagh

3 November 2013

ANNE MARIE FITZGERALD has made history for Sinn Féin in Mid Tyrone by being elected first citizen of the Omagh District. And more history was made on Omagh District Council at the meeting when it elected two female councillors to the top two posts — Anne Marie as Chairperson and Omagh Town representative Sorcha McAnespy as Vice-Chair. Premium service article

An Rialtas ag bogadh go mall ar leasú an Chóireáil Dhíreach

3 November 2013

MÁS mall féin is mithid, a deirtear, agus is amhlaidh atá maidir le dul chun cinn an Rialtais chun an córas tearmann do theifigh, an Chóireáil Dhíreach, a leasú. Ach, tógadh céim suntasach le seachtain anuas, mar gur glacadh d’aonghuth sa Seanad le rún a mholann athchóiriu a dhéanamh ar an gcóras seo. Free article

The time is here for unionism to stand up and be part of this debate

3 November 2013

LIVING in this part of the Empire or the north-eastern counties of Ireland was, in the early 1990s, a very daunting experience. Our jails were full of young men and women serving long and dreary prison sentences in a truly vindictive prison regime. The forces of ‘law and order’ were busy declining to comment on issues of national security while skulking in the corner as they no doubt planned to secure the ‘democratic wish’ of their paymasters in London by bold action against bolder citizens. The place was in many ways at a crossroads. The war, for want of a better word, was at a stalemate and 4,000 souls were in their graves, the vast bulk from working-class backgrounds while it became clear to those who really mattered that this level of ‘acceptable violence’ could be maintained in perpetuity. Free article

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Tragedy and courage as Priory Hall saga ends

3 November 2013

IN OCTOBER 2011, I sat with a resident in one of the doomed Priory Hall apartments discussing the need for a public campaign in support of the families who were at that moment being evacuated from their homes. Free article

Ask a silly question . . .

3 November 2013

THE OLD ADAGE of ‘Ask a silly question, get a silly answer’ should be writ large across recent media opinion polls in the North. Premium service article

Challenging times

3 November 2013

ANOIS agus mé ag tabhairt aghaidh ar feachtas mar an MEP candidate do Sinn Féin san Deisceart, reality is setting in and the logistics of how to cover nine Counties is somewhat of a challenge. Free article

Scoring points on the past

3 November 2013

HERE’S one of the articles in the latest edition of An Phoblacht free to read. Free article

Tá sé thar am éirí as an euro

3 November 2013

TÁ SÉ THAR am éirí as an euro agus airgeadra dár gcuid féin a bhunu arís le muid a thabhairt amach as an ngearchéim eacnamaíochta: é sin nó glacadh le fiche bliain de mheathlú geilleagair. Free article

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