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An Phoblacht – October edition out now… September 30, 2011

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics, Sinn Féin, The Left.

And its strongly focused on the McGuinness Presidential election campaign. The editorial argues that ‘Ireland Needs a New Beginning’ and continues:

Martin McGuinness is standing in the Presidential election on his record as someone who has already been central in bringing huge change to Ireland, particularly in the North. If elected President, Martin McGuinness can be a catalyst for real change throughout Ireland, a change that is urgently needed.
A former IRA Volunteer who defended his community when he was called upon, a republican leader for over 30 years; an experienced negotiator, an internationally acclaimed peacemaker and a Government minister, Martin McGuinness has the experience and the calibre for the highest elected office in the land.

There are also articles on ‘Labour’s Sell-Out on State Assets’, the history of the 1981 Hunger Strikes continues, an interesting piece on the SDLP leadership campaign and amongst other articles a fascinating look at Dr. Kathleen Lynn.

Available from all usual outlets.


1. Wacko Sadaka - September 30, 2011

If I have to hear about those bloody hunger stikes again – ever last issue of that paper – are they trying to make for selling out on people that shoudl ahve ate that humburger


Budapestkick - September 30, 2011

Your alleged sympathy for the hunger strikers is somewhat undermined by the latter part of that sentence.


Roasted Snow - September 30, 2011



2. Shay Brennan - September 30, 2011

Jude Collins, a pro-SDLP Irish News journalist 20 years ago, now writing in An Phoblacht. Makes sense I suppose.


3. HAL - September 30, 2011

That’s the first cover I remember without any reference to the North/IRA.


4. Dave - September 30, 2011

They only got the former CoS and deputy Brit minister on the cover lol


5. Tomboktu - October 1, 2011

I wonder of the cost of printing the paper has to be counted as part of the ecelction expenditure (and associated palaver) for Paul Donnelly, given he gets two plugs on the front cover.


WorldbyStorm - October 1, 2011

It’s the cynicism that hurts the most 😉


Tomboktu - October 1, 2011

Whose — SF’s or mine?


WorldbyStorm - October 1, 2011

Both! 🙂


Dave - October 1, 2011

I hope it does because you can’t realistically term that publicatio a newspaper – it’s an election leaflet


WorldbyStorm - October 1, 2011

Being serious for a moment I wonder if that is the way it will be seen.


Ramzi Nohra 1 - October 1, 2011

I dont see why. Its clearly not a normal newspaper – but theres a difference between a politcally partisan publication and an election leaflet (I presume the point was made rhetorically). For example, Look Left may be partisan to WP, but one couldnt really call it an election leaflet.

For a start – people have to buy it.


6. Dave - October 1, 2011

Seen nothing like this in Look Left, that publication does not seem election obsessed – this publication is just one big promo. Read it today anti-intellectual drivel, why all the lies in it re his IRA service is just bizarre. On economics it seems to think sucking up to US multinationals is the way to end austerity, are SF now in claimed economic policy position to the right of FF?


Ramzi Nohra - October 1, 2011

Is your issue with this particular edition of AP, or the publication generally? If the former I can understand where you are coming from.


7. Dave - October 1, 2011

This issue and the McG pres bid. It seems SF seek to take over FF by becoming FF, waste of time for Irish society but good news for the latest group of green ‘republicans’ who get to stick their snout in the trough and shit on the rest of us. The AnP marks a new stage I fear.


8. shea - October 2, 2011

hope there sights are bigger than over taking FF. fair point that it reads like an election leaflet though there is an election and they are in it. if anything the paper to me appears rushed.bar the editorial its overall message seems unclear maybe a bit excited. don’t see how its evidence of a SF stratagy to position them selfs in to a position where there able to crap on you.

liked the history articles on maire drumm o dailaigh and katleen lynn. tracy’s article on the all Ireland. he gets criticized here a lot so just to add to it. he has writen a back page column for the last few years on GAA. clear biased but well informed can sometimes feel the pain and passion jumping of the page when he has written about Dublin glories and famine in the past and some people feel for it and some don’t and its usually very good in my opinion. this issues article though. was stop and start. Dublin are all Ireland champions. there was no gloating, maybe he has a code. he paid respect to Kerry and a gesture by tomas o se. he compared the last 8 minutes to a story out of roy of the rovers. he had some good ideas but just a bit of flag waving trown in to the mix, i think he should of alloud himself that.


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