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19 August 2021 Edition

British government will not represent people’s best interests

19 August 2021

From virtual Executive meetings to days in her constituency office, Michelle O’Neill talks to An Phoblacht on unity, Covid, the economy, dealing with the British and Irish governments, and the challenges of a five-party executive. Free article

Change is happening – Government support erodes

19 August 2021

The results of July’s Dublin Bay South by-election, triggered by the resignation of disastrous former Fine Gael Housing Minister and local TD Eoghan Murphy, sees the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil-Green government living on borrowed time. Free article

Hope and history in Dublin Bay South

19 August 2021

Jim Gibney takes us through a polling day odyssey as he helped get the Sinn Féin vote out for the Dublin Bay South election Free article

Unionism cannot cope with its loss of dominance

19 August 2021

I think the last time I wrote for An Phoblacht was as a spokesperson for the Belfast Rape Crisis Centre in 1984. I wrote about what our work with women from all over the North was telling us about the prevalence of sexual violence against women and children, and how, contrary to the myth that strangers were the threat, it was largely being carried out within families and within communities. I mentioned the metaphorical rape of Mother Ireland by British John Bull and concluded that in any new Ireland women needed a commitment that there would be “no rape of Irish women...by Irish men.” Free article

Learning from the past on deposit refund schemes

19 August 2021

Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) for plastic bottles and aluminium drinking cans are coming to Ireland in 2022. Colin O’Byrne explains the thinking and significant potential behind the plans. Free article

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Reifreann na Saoirse i gCanacaí

19 August 2021

Trí bliana is fichead tar éis chomhaontú síochána, tá reifreann na saoirse ag teacht go gairid, tá an stát coilíneach ag triáil an lámh in uachtar a thabhairt do dhílseoirí, agus toghadh náisiúnaí mar cheannaire rialtais don chéad uair. Ceacht dár dtodhchaí ar thaobh eile na cruinne? Free article

A Cumann na mBan Polaitíocht group in 2021

19 August 2021

Muireann Dalton looks back at the origins of Cumann na mBan and makes the case for forming a new political group in 2021 to organise, educate, mobilise, and empower women within Sinn Féin Free article

Iascairí na hÉireann fágtha ar an trá fholamh

19 August 2021

Tá breis is 16,000 duine fostaithe i dtionscal na hiascaireachta sna 26 Chontae de réir figiúirí Bhord Iascaigh Mhara agus an fhostaíocht seo scaipthe ar fud na tíre, ag cruthú postanna agus deiseanna do dhaoine i gceantair nach bhfuil tionscal eile láidir le fáil iontu. I gConamara, ar nós go leor ceantair eile, tá oidhreacht agus traidisiún na hiascaireachta go smior sa phobal ach tá laghdú suntasach tagtha ar líon na ndaoine atá in ann dul ina mhuinín lena gcuid a shaothrú. Tá sé seo le sonrú go soiléir i scéal na scadán. Free article

'The Session' by Danny D – comrades, community agus ceol

19 August 2021

Mícheál Mac Donncha presents Danny Devenny’s recent painting titled ‘The Session’ which depicts Bobby Sands along with John Lennon, Woody Guthrie, Víctor Jara and Ché Guevara. Mac Donncha also takes us through Danny’s prison experiences which were part of the inspiration for creating this striking work. Free article

Britannia waives the rules

19 August 2021

Peadar Whelan outlines the details and background to the British Government’s proposals to shut down investigations into ‘conflict era’ killings. Free article


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