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3 October 2016 Edition

One-way streets and cul-de-sacs

3 October 2016

FOR the past few years, a number of Sinn Féin members have been involved in what has become known as ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ – outreach and dialogue with members of the unionist community alongside outreach to other sectors of society, including politicians and members of church and civic society, mainly here in the North. Free article

Time will see more people open their minds

3 October 2016

AS Sinn Féin continues with the pursuit of ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ on the issue of reconciliation, there is a sense of frustration from some within the broad republican family at the lack of – or maybe better to say, absence – of any reciprocation or even acknowledgement from political unionism of the efforts republicans see themselves as making. Free article

Class interest determines our national struggle

3 October 2016

WHEN James Connolly warned that partition would produce a carnival of reaction, North and South, he knew that the class forces involved in the Irish fight for freedom would assert their own interests at all crisis points. Free article

Al-Araqib – The village that refuses to be consigned to oblivion

3 October 2016

ONLY the tattered pieces of tarpaulin and broken planks of wood hint at the destruction, protruding from mounds of earth and appearing incongruous with the landscape, as though placed by a giant. Free article

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The Return of Frankenstein

3 October 2016

A CURIOUS SILENCE greeted the news on 15 September that two of the world’s largest chemical giants, Bayer AG of Germany and Monsanto of the USA, are to integrate their “chemistry, biological and data science technology platforms” in a bid to feed the ten billion people expected to need this expertise to deliver abundant crops in 2050. Free article

Gaeil san Afraic

3 October 2016

BA GHEARR don am seo anuraidh gur chuir mé tús le mo chuid airgid a thiomsú dár dturas chun na hAfraice, nuair a dúradh linn go mbeadh muid ag dul chun na Saimbia. Thosaigh muid láithreach bonn ar an tiomsú. Free article

Sport and politics do mix

3 October 2016

SPORT AND POLITICS don’t mix, according to some, but, given the fact that sports stars are often presented as role models, where do we draw the line? Free article

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