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2 March 2014 Edition

Garda scandals reveal urgent need for change

2 March 2014

SINCE late 2012, many accusations have come into the public domain surrounding the practices of senior members of An Garda Síochána, including the alleged bugging of the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and the whistleblower controversy. Free article

Shatter must go – but so must Callinan too

2 March 2014

THE significant thing about the Shatter and bugging controversies is not the facts themelves – distorted, proven or alleged – but how the Government and the majority of the Establishment have reacted to them. Free article

Pobal na Gaeilge ‘Dearg le Fearg’

2 March 2014

BHÍODAR ann ó chian agus ó chóngar lena míshastacht a léiriú leis an gcaoi a bhfuil an rialtas ag caitheamh le pobal na gaeilge. Bhí idir óg agus aosta ann, cainteoirí dúchais, daoine líofa, foghlaimeoirí agus lucht tacaíochta. Léiriú dearfach, spleodrach ar neart phobal na Gaeilge agus an tacaíocht láidir atá ann dár dteanga dhúchais. Premium service article

Some way to go

2 March 2014

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY is always a good time to reflect on the advances that women have made in Irish society but also to take a critical look at what we have still to achieve. Premium service article

Labour - Every little hurts

2 March 2014

EAMON GILMORE’S address to the Labour Party conference was strong on rhetoric but short on specifics. Premium service article

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Cén fáth bheith faiteach faoi neamhspleáchas na hAlban?

2 March 2014

TÁ AN díospóireacht faoi neamhspleáchas na hAlban ag dul idteo sa tír, agus tá tionchar ag an díospóireacht orainne freisin mar is léir nach dteastaíonn ó lucht rialaithe an stáitín seo go rachaidh na hAlbannaigh sa treó sin. Free article

Working for Ireland – not mouthpieces for austerity

2 March 2014

“THERE was a lot of anti-Irish sentiment, verging on bullying, by teachers as well as students in the school I was attending,” Matt says about his brief time living in the Welsh border town of Holywell when he was 11. “There was just three Irish students at the school and we got hell. I wasn’t from a republican family so I hadn’t really much sense of the situation.” Premium service article

In the interests of ‘the state’ or us?

2 March 2014

WE have heard Fine Gael/Labour Government Ministers and TDs explain the rationale for cuts like those made to child benefit, home-help hours, respite care grants and Special Needs Education as being in the best interests of ‘the state’. Premium service article

At Swim, Two Salmon

2 March 2014

‘Save Bantry Bay’ and ROBERT ALLEN on what’s following in the wake of Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen Premium service article

Nuclear ‘gold rush’

2 March 2014

IT IS the equivalent of a new gold rush, lucrative to the tune of billions of euro and the only fools are the Irish people. Free article

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