Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 June 2015 Edition

Céim eile chun cinn don athmhuintearas

1 June 2015

GLACADH CÉIM stairiúil eile chun cinn don athmhuintearas sna h-oileáin seo nuair a chas Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness agus an Prionsa Seárlas ar a chéile i nGaillimh le déanaí. Bhí sé d’onóir agam a bheith i láthair don chruinniú príobháideach seo, agus b’fhacthas dom go raibh mé ag feiceáil an stair dhá scríobh ós comhair mo shúile. Free article

Spotlight on Britain's undercover war

1 June 2015

A SECRET RUC Special Branch forensics unit is being investigated by the Police Ombudsman's office amid growing calls for the British Government to come clean on its use of unionist killer gangs in the North. Premium service article

Tory victory but not a landslide

1 June 2015

THE general election result in England, Scotland and Wales (and the slim Tory majority which caught most by surprise) was the product of two factors. Premium service article

It was the polls ‘wot won it’

1 June 2015

WHO REALLY WON the British election? Who will win the coming Leinster House vote? It is the same victor in not just these polls but the marriage equality referendum in Ireland too. The news media are the clear winners. Premium service article

Tuarascáil Cháinteach Eisithe ag an gCoimisinéar Teanga – Ach Céard a dhéanfaidh lucht na Gaeilge faoi?

1 June 2015

IS BEAG plé a rinneadh faoi Tuarascáil an Choimisinéar Teanga a foilsíodh an mhí seo caite. Sea, chlúdaigh na meáin Ghaeilge an scéal ach ní fhaca mé oiread is focal amháin faoi sna meáin Bhéarla. Free article

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People-powered campaigning

1 June 2015

FOR MANY IN IRELAND, the ability to effect change seems to be an ever-decreasing possibility. Corporate power is rising and trust in political parties and the traditional structures of democracy are in decline. Representative democracy is failing the majority and more and more people feel disempowered and distanced from decision makers. Premium service article

Here comes summer

1 June 2015

WITH THE DAWN of the spring, as we leave another winter behind us, society normally looks forward to the emergence of summer with its long nights and (hopefully) sunny days. In a number of areas across the North afflicted by contentious parades, however, the prospect of another summer evokes a sense of dread as local communities experience the annual rise in tension associated with the advent of another parading season. Premium service article

Danny Morrison's West Belfast, A story of a community in struggle

1 June 2015

DANNY MORRISON always wanted to be a novelist, from when he was around 15 or 16 growing up in Belfast. Being interned got in the way. He became embroiled in the struggle against the gerrymandered unionist statelet and the props which held up the Stormont unionist regime, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British Army. Free article

Meet the Creightons

1 June 2015

IRELAND’S NEWEST POLITICAL PARTY made a splash in the Carlow/Kilkenny by-election finishing ahead of Labour. Headed-up by former Fine Gael Minister of State and darling of the media and the leafy south Dublin suburbs, Lucinda Creighton, it has acted as a rallying point for a cohort of disgruntled Establishment figures wanting to take up where the Progressive Democrats left off. Free article

‘British renegotiation is also an opportunity for Irish democracy

1 June 2015

THE Conservative Party victory in Britain and the certainty now that there will be a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union has thrown the Irish Establishment into total turmoil. Premium service article

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