Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

3 August 2015 Edition

Water Charges – Pearse Doherty – Q&A with Mark Moloney

3 August 2015

Sinn Féin in Government – we will abolish household Water Charges Free article

Slán le Séamus Mhicil Tom

3 August 2015

BAINEADH stangadh asam le déanaí nuair a chuala mé go raibh Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair básaithe. Bheadh aithne ag formhór Gaeilgeoirí na tíre ar Dhiarmuid as a pháirt mar Shéamuis Mhicil Tom sa sobaldhrama ar TG4 – Ros na Rún. Premium service article

Genuine commitment to the necessary change? – Peter Osborne

3 August 2015

RECONCILIATION is the starting point and an end point for these ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’. Free article

Next steps in an important debate? – Richard English

3 August 2015

Richard English – Professor of Politics at the University of St Andrews and author of 'Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA' reviews the ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ book Free article

The Hooded Men – Revealing the truth behind the torture

3 August 2015

WHEN An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN reviewed Collusion, the special feature-length RTÉ television documentary broadcast on 15 June, he concluded that for people to fully understand the implications of collusion between the British Government, the British Army, British Intelligence and RUC and unionist death squads, they must look at the “thread of continuity” that runs through successive British administrations, the Civil Service and the Intelligence services as well as the judicial and legal apparatus. Premium service article

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Collusion – Belfast to Bahrain

3 August 2015

SINCE 2011, Bahrain has seen plenty of political turmoil with many of its citizens calling for reform, democracy and universal suffrage. The Shia majority within the state is marginalised and treated as second-class citizens in strong contrast with the Sunni minority, the same religion as the royal family. Since this began to occur, the level of harassment and attacks that Shia Muslims have faced at the hands of pro-government militias has increased tenfold. We can see history repeating itself and comparisons between the North of Ireland during the 1970s/1980s and Bahrain today. Free article

What lessons should we learn from the Greek defeat?

3 August 2015

THE CAPITULATION of the Greek Government to the completely vindictive and unrealistic demands of the European Union and the Eurozone finance ministers has naturally been seized upon by reactionaries here to pretend that this proves there is no alternative to austerity. Premium service article

Shocked, disorientated and in mourning

3 August 2015

THE WISDOM OF TAXI DRIVERS is almost universal, and Athens is no exception. Again and again, taxi drivers told the same story. They rubbished the deal imposed on Greece by her creditors but believed that Alexis Tsipras was their best hope. Premium service article

Tá teipthe ar fheachtas Uisce Éireann

3 August 2015

LE TAMALL fada anois tá an rialtas ag aiarraidh dallamullóg a chur orainn go bhfuil ag éirí le hUisce Eireann, to bhfuil daoine ag glacadh leis an argóint go gcaithfí na táillí uisce a íoc. Free article

Lessons for Irish progressives from Greece and Spain

3 August 2015

SYRIZA took power in Greece; Podemos has risen to prominence in Spain. The following outlines six lessons that I believe progressives in Ireland should consider to be successful electorally. Premium service article

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