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6 June 2016 Edition

Martin McGuinness on being at the Somme commemorations

6 June 2016

This is not about celebrating an imperialist war – it is about remembering the thousands of Irishmen who were killed and respecting their place in our shared history Free article

A new coalition

6 June 2016

FIANNA FÁIL AND FINE GAEL are not involved in a new kind of politics. They are buying time until they are in a position to bring their membership to the conclusion that the leaderships have already reached, which is that a formal and full coalition between both parties will have to happen in order to protect the Establishment they represent. Free article

‘Níl aon Tinteán’

6 June 2016

BA TRUAMHÉILEACH an radharc í. Bean meánaosta. Triúr clainne uirthi. Beirt acu ar ollscoil. A fear céile imithe go Ceanada ag obair le dhá bhliain ag iarraidh an morgáiste a choinneáil íoctha. Ise ag caoineadh ag lorg breis ama agus trócaire ón gCúirt Athsealbhaithe chun teacht ar réiteach leis an mbanc a bhí ag fiach ina diaidh gan staonadh. Free article

Erica Fleming – ‘I am not going away’

6 June 2016

ERICA FLEMING is walking hurriedly down O’Connell Street to meet An Phoblacht, her 9-year-old daughter Emily quickening her pace to keep up with her mother. Erica is 20 minutes late and she apologises profusely. Free article

Separated parents and children seriously affected by housing policies

6 June 2016

THERE IS A CHRONIC SHORTAGE of housing in urban areas, particularly Dublin. Worse still, there is very little, if anything, being done to address the supply issues in the short to medium term. Free article

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Local authorities must build the social housing we need

6 June 2016

WHILE newly-appointed Housing Minister Simon Coveney has admitted that an emergency response is needed to the growing housing crisis, he remains wedded to the failed policy of relying on the “market” to solve a problem that is really concerned with social need. Free article

Who speaks of Labour now?

6 June 2016

AODHÁN Ó RIORDÁIN appeared on the telly during the RTÉ Six One News to hit out at the lack of progress on resolving the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers. Free article

Rubber and plastic bullets: Lethal impact

6 June 2016

WHEN as far back as 1972 the British Government set in motion its plans to replace rubber bullets with the new plastic bullet for use by the British Army against civilians it was clear that the weapon was to be used in an aggressive manner against nationalists. Free article

In dialogue, we need to know the end point of the journey – Patricia MacBride

6 June 2016

DO republicans and nationalists still, as I do, believe that a united Ireland is the best thing socially, culturally, economically and politically for the citizens of this island? If so, why are we still largely in the dark about what this united Ireland would look like? Free article

Gender lens vital to engaging with legacy of conflict – Martina Anderson

6 June 2016

IN THE FOREWORD to the Uncomfortable Conversations essays collection, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams stated: Free article

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