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1 August 2016 Edition

Fianna Fáil an dá thaobh

1 August 2016

BHUEL, is fada an t-achar é seachtain sa bpolaitíocht agus ní raibh mí cosúil leis an gceann seo caite sa bpolaitíocht le fada an lá. Idir an Bhreatimeacht, na h-athraithe ceannaireachta i Sasana, Enda Kenny faoi bhrú anseo, an corraíl i dtiortha eile na hEorpa, sa Tuirc agus toghchán uachtaránachta idir dháa cheann na meá sna Stáit Aontaithe, níl aon dabht ach go mbeidh cúrsaí thar a bheith spéisiúil idir seo agus Nollaig 2016. Free article

We need a government that will stand up to EU and put Ireland first

1 August 2016

IT WAS NO SURPRISE that Taoiseach Enda Kenny was treated with plain indifference – if not open contempt – when he obsequiously presented himself before the European Union’s leader of ultimate resort, Angela Merkel, to plead Ireland’s case in the aftermath of Brexit. Free article

‘We know where we’re coming from and we know where we’re going to’

1 August 2016

NIALL Ó DONNGHAILE – one of the key speakers at this year’s National Hunger Strike Commemoration – was born in 1985, four years after the H-Blocks Hunger Strike in which ten republican prisoners died in the culmination of the (ultimately successful) fightback against the withdrawal of political status in 1976. Premium service article

The state should protect people, not their beliefs

1 August 2016

FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS, the Organisation of Islam Co-operation (OIC) has been leading a campaign within the United Nations to win a majority approval in the Human Rights Council and General Assembly for a resolution to combat the defamation of religion – in effect, suppress free speech. Free article

Gaeilge ar thaobh an bhealaigh mhóir

1 August 2016

IS MÓR an trua go bhfuil fadhb ag duine ar bith leis an Ghaeilge. Is linne uilig ár dteanga, agus ba chóir go mbeadh meas againn uilig uirthi. Free article

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

1 August 2016

WHEN you hear that not only has the BBC co-funded a documentary about Bobby Sands but it also has Irish Times Pontificator General Fintan O’Toole featuring extensively the alarm bells go off. But Bobby Sands: 66 Days is worth the ticket price when it goes on general release in August. Free article

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Media market failures

1 August 2016

‘CALLING DENIS NAUGHTEN – Irish Government Communications Minister’. Rupert Murdoch is on the march again and he is not alone in buying up Irish media firms but (as I write) we have yet to hear from anyone in the Irish Government on their vision or policies for a pluralist, open Irish media market. Free article

Information and disclosure vital to the McGurk’s families – Ciarán Mac Airt

1 August 2016

THE STRATEGY of the British state is to prevent any ‘Uncomfortable Conversation’ about its role in perpetuating, sustaining and prolonging the conflict in Ireland. Free article

Reconciliation processes must be inclusive and owned by all – Seamus Finucane

1 August 2016

RECONCILIATION PROCESSES must be inclusive and owned by all. As a process they create a space that invites us all – republican, unionist, British or Irish – to make sense of our history, to understand others, to challenge and be challenged, with the common objective of building a better future that promotes equality and which protects the rights of all. Free article

Ni Féidir Iontaoibh a Bheith Againn as Figiúirí Oifigiúla

1 August 2016

TÁ BRÉAGA ANN, bréaga damnaithe agus staitisticí. Ach, i bhfianaise a d’fhoilsigh an Príomh-Oifig Staidrimh, is féidir linn figiúirí oifigiúla a chur leis an liosta seo. Free article

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