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1 July 2015 Edition

mNa déan dearam ar do shluasaid

1 July 2015

TÁ AN Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe ag feidhmiú sna ceantair tuaithe ó bhí 2004 ann. Tá 2,600 duine páirteach sna scéimeanna ar fud na tíre. Oibríonn siad faoi scáth 130 saoiste agus go minic oibríonn siad i gcomhair leis na scéimeanna fostaíochta pobail & scéimeanna ‘TÚS’ áitiúla ar oibreacha chomh maith. Ach, tá aighneas idir iad féin agus an Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí mar gheall ar théamaí, coinníollacha oibre agus todhchaí na scéimeanna féin. Premium service article

Republicans stand with Tone and the people

1 July 2015

“ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO YESTERDAY, on 20 June 1915, many of the women and men who went on to participate in the 1916 Rising were standing here where we now stand,” Mary Lou McDonald reminded the crowds gathered at Bodenstown in County Kildare for this year’s Sinn Féin Wolfe Tone Commemoration. Free article

O’Donovan Rossa – Unrepentant Fenian bomber

1 July 2015

IN 1856, O’Donovan Rossa began a revolutionary career that would span over 50 years when he became a founding member of the Phoenix Society in west Cork. Those who had joined the society were frightened by the state of Ireland in the aftermath of the Famine and the disastrous failure of the 1848 rebellion. Free article

Media billions undermining press freedom

1 July 2015

I WONDER if Denis O’Brien does reminiscence. Twenty years ago, Denis was planning a strategy to secure Ireland’s second mobile phone licence, a success that massively enriched him when it was sold to BT in 2000, earning him €317million. Free article

Irish faces extinction as a community language – unless positive action is taken now

1 July 2015

THE VERY EXISTENCE of the Irish language as a spoken community language is under real threat, according to a survey published recently by Údarás na Gaeltachta. Free article

Lá na Cinniúna ag Teacht don Ghréig

1 July 2015

TÁ LÁ NA cinniúna ag tapú linn don Ghréig. Tá rialtas de chuid SYRIZA ag seasamh an fhóid ar son mhuintir na Gréige ag diúltú géilleadh don déine, is bagairtí na Tríúrachta ag éirí níos scaollaí de réir mar a théann na laethanta thart. Free article

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DUP wanted ethnic minorities chief prosecuted – for ‘hate crime’

1 July 2015

PATRICK YU, Chief Executive of the North’s Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM), was threatened with being taken to court by the DUP – for a “hate crime”. Premium service article

We need a new vision of the future

1 July 2015

PAINFULLY, fitfully, we are witnessing the early signs of a new politics being born across the periphery of Europe and in the wave of new Left governments in Latin America. SYRIZA in Greece, Podemos in Spain, the Scottish National Party breakthrough in Scotland and now the colourful victory of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland show the eruption of grassroots discontent and aspiration within the political system. Free article

Reconciliation? We need genuine words of ‘abject and true remorse’ demonstrated in action – Brian Kennaway

1 July 2015

IN EVERY SOCIETY there is a need for”Uncomfortable Conversations. Sometimes this need is ignored, like the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’. The issues, however, do not go away by being ignored. Others seek to address the discordant issues by ‘constructive ambiguity’ which, as we know from experience, only leads to further confusion. Free article

Looking forward with pride after the Marriage Equality Referendum

1 July 2015

KIERAN ROSE sat down with An Phoblacht in Sinn Féin’s Head Office in Parnell Square in Dublin a couple of weeks after the Marriage Equality Referendum. He hadn’t been there since the 1980s but he paid tribute to Sinn Féin and republicans for being “critical” in their support of and advocacy for the LGBT community and marriage equality. Sinn Féin “hasn’t played politics” with the issue of equal rights for the gay community, he said. Free article

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