Issue 3-2023-200dpi

25 November 2021 Edition

The roadmap for government

25 November 2021

Three years as a senator, and nearly 12 as a TD for Donegal going head to head with three different Finance Ministers has honed Pearse Doherty’s economic policy skills leaving him ready for Sinn Féin in government. An Phoblacht’s Robbie Smyth sat down with Pearse to talk Budgets, radical policies, and being a messenger for the people. Free article

A government for the people

25 November 2021

Jim Gibney reads Mary Lou McDonald’s Ard Fheis speech and discusses the new reality that Irish political culture is being radically changed and that Sinn Féin is in the lead of that radicalisation. Free article

The shame of our linguicidal state

25 November 2021

The Irish Government fights for English-only language policy, even as EU set to make Irish fully official in January 2022 Free article

Wales shows the way on language standards

25 November 2021

Welsh Language Commissioner Aled Roberts explains how a model of language standards transformed the consistency and quality of how public institutions provide Welsh language services. Free article

Reforming the fiscal rules: a radical shift or short shrift?

25 November 2021

The EU Commission has relaunched its review of the Eurozone’s fiscal rules. Announced with something of a whisper, expect a lot of raised voices in the coming months. The rules were thankfully suspended at Covid’s onset and won’t return until 2023. Free article

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European voices for unity will be heard

25 November 2021

Martina Anderson outlines the ambitious scale of work in her new appointment as Sinn Féin’s Representative to Europe. Free article

A slow-motion earthquake

25 November 2021

We need 100% redress for our families with crumbling homes. Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn writes on the personal experiences of those directly affected by the ongoing Mica and Pyrite scandal Free article

To end division we must end Partition

25 November 2021

It’s been a bad time for some newspaper columnists and broadcasters. Recent months witnessed an ill-judged pile-on by a group of Dublin-based commentators against President Michael D Higgins in the wake of his decision to decline an invitation to a church service in Armagh marking Partition and the establishment of the 'Northern Ireland' state. Free article

Britain cannot ignore the US on Ireland

25 November 2021

“Ireland owes Britain nothing”. The truth that made a video go viral. It was an answer from playwright and critic Bonnie Greer to a BBC Question Time discussion on Brexit. That was October 2019, the threat of a hard border and no-deal Brexit was in the air. Free article

News media business is failing audiences

25 November 2021

Finley Peter Dunne, the son of two Irish immigrants to the United States, was responsible for one of the most famous aphorisms about journalism. It comforts the afflicted, he wrote in 1902, and afflicts the comfortable. Free article

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