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4 September 2017 Edition

The bittersweet fall of Kevin Myers

4 September 2017

THE FALL of pompous loudmouth and serial anti-republican whinger Kevin Myers over his attack on British TV and radio stars undeniably brought a feeling of schadenfreude among many, including ersthwile colleagues. Free article

Conspóid Cúram Leanaí i gConamara

4 September 2017

TÁ CUID mhaith cainte tarraingthe le cúpla seachtain anuas maidir le ionad cúram leanaí i gConamara a dtugtar an Ionad Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh, nó An Crann Taca air. Ionad lán Ghaeilge atá anseo, a chuireann seirbhísí éagsúla luathoideachais agus cúram leanaí ar fáil i gceantar Chois Fharraige. Ach, tá míshásamh imeasc roinnt mhaith tuismitheoirí agus daoine sa bpobal maidir leis an gcaoi a bhfuil siad ag dul i mbun a gcuid oibre. Free article

The Protestant tradition and the fight for the Republic

4 September 2017

FOR most Northern nationalists, talk of Protestant culture evokes images of coat-trailing Orange marches set on provoking and belittling local nationalist communities in pursuit of the old certainties of Protestant supremacy and discrimination against Catholics. Free article

The SDLP Lost in Space

4 September 2017

CENTURIES AGO, people believed that the Earth was the centre of the Universe, that the Sun rose and set around our world because it was ‘set in place by God’. Free article

If the private sector can’t meet the housing needs of average-income earners, who can?

4 September 2017

CLAIRE AND EOGHAN are in their early 30s. Both have permanent positions in their respective public and private sector jobs. They are thinking of starting a family and buying their own home. Free article

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What would Thomas Davis think now?

4 September 2017

I’M CERTAIN that Thomas Davis would have been on Twitter. And I reckon that the 19th century political activist, writer, Young Irelander and co-founder of The Nation newspaper would have had a Facebook page and followers on Instagram and Snapchat too. Premium service article

The struggles and politics of Travellers in neoliberal Ireland

4 September 2017

ON 1 MARCH 2017, Traveller ethnicity was officially recognised by the Irish Government. This decision lagged almost two decades behind both Britain and the Six Counties. Free article

Comortas? Mó Thóin!

4 September 2017

SÉ ‘COMORTAS’ an focal reatha ag trachtairí eacnamaíochta, agus réiteach é dar leó ar gach fadb eacnamaíochta freisin. Free article

The Smashing of the Van – 150th anniversary

4 September 2017

THOMAS KELLY was a native of County Galway who emigrated to the United States, joined the Irish nationalist Emmet Monument Association, worked as a printer, and enlisted in the Union Army at the start of the American Civil War. He rose to the rank of colonel and after the war became involved in the Fenian movement. Free article

Bahrain ex-MP tells An Phoblacht of British ally’s state repression

4 September 2017

BAHRAIN has long been a state where the ruling Al-Khalifa monarchy has maintained a status quo of elitism, corruption and brutal oppression. A heightened crackdown on human rights defenders, journalists and activists has been felt throughout the grassroots of the Bahraini civil rights movement over the past year. Free article

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