Issue 3-2023-200dpi

25 May 2023 Edition

The patchwork Coalition is tattered after three years

25 May 2023

It is hard to believe it is only three years since Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and the Green Party cobbled together their Coalition government in June 2020. Free article

The people’s voice is paramount in shaping our shared future

25 May 2023

Sinn Féin’s Commission on a United Ireland has held four public people’s assemblies. Emma McArdle reviews the progress so far and considers the planning, preparation and foresight needed in building the new, shared and equitable Ireland. Free article

Our children still envision a free Palestine

25 May 2023

Dr Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Ireland, marks the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, explaining how the Palestinian people’s “struggle for freedom and self-determination will continue” and that “our children and our grandchildren will never give up on our right of return”. Free article

Military neutrality crucial to Ireland’s international roles

25 May 2023

Ireland’s neutrality has had a heightened media focus this year, as Irish society grapples with the impact of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and the coalition government continues to undermine both the state’s defence capabilities and the ‘triple lock’ mechanism for sanctioning peacekeeping missions. Matt Carthy outlines the Sinn Féin position. Free article

A mentor in momentous times

25 May 2023

I got to know Rita shortly after I joined Sinn Féin in the late 1980s. I think I was 19, having just returned from a year in London. Rita was editor of An Phoblacht/Republican News (AP/RN) at the time, but I knew her as a member of Dún Laoghaire Sinn Féin. We would often travel together to cumann meetings in Mountown in the back of Kevin Fitzpatrick’s milk van! Free article

Ár Seacht nDícheall don Ghaeilge

25 May 2023

Aengus Ó Snodaigh sets out ambitious seven point policy for promoting Irish in the public sphere Free article

We must stand with the Kurdish people in their struggle

25 May 2023

Chris Hazzard visited Istanbul earlier this year as a participant in a human rights delegation to observe the current conditions of the Turkish state and investigate the impact of the political situation. He offers his thoughts on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent electoral victory. Free article

Lions in slumber

25 May 2023

On the 225th anniversary of the 1798 rebellion Joe Dwyer delves into an overlooked part of early Irish republican history – that of republicans in Britain and the allies they found there. Free article

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