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Stormont talks – US and civic society’s interventions need to be urgently built upon

30 October 2014

The business, trade union, community, cultural, academic sectors and wider civic society now have a crucial role to play, Declan Kearney says. The intervention by the US administration should strengthen their resolve. Free article

Connolly Hospital ward to close on Friday the 13th

11 April 2012

CONNOLLY HOSPITAL in west Dublin – one of the busiest medical centres in the country with an A&E that serves a population of over 330,000 people in Dublin and Meath – is suffering seriously from the Fine Gael/Labour Party Government’s health and austerity cuts, writes PAUL DONNELLY. Free article

DCU students vote against losing €10k in ‘Money Maze’

11 April 2012

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY students have backed a Sinn Féin college initiative and overturned a Students’ Union decision to put €10,000 into building a Labyrinth ‘quiet reflection area’. Free article

Moving the Peace Process into new phases

10 April 2012

Belfast 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration – Address by Sinn Féin Party Chair Declan Kearney Free article

Taxpayers to stump up €7m to private toll-road operators

10 April 2012

SEVEN MILLION EURO of taxpayers’ money will be handed over to two private toll road operators by the Fine Gael/Labour Government because there’s not as much traffic as they’d expected and despite the toll roads continuing to operate at a profit. Free article

Dole cuts jobless man’s benefit for protesting against unemployment

10 April 2012

THERE has been widespread outrage and shock across the north-west as a man who led a protest walk from Donegal to Dublin in opposition to austerity measures and unemployment had his dole payment cut. Free article

RTÉ in the dock – but what’s to blame?

10 April 2012

THE Irish Times says it has seen briefing notes used in the preparation of the report by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland into the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme that libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds. ROBBIE SMYTH looks at RTÉ TV and what’s going on. Free article

Met Police busted over BNP badge maker

9 April 2012

LONDON POLICE ‘anti-terrorist’ squad had badges made by BNP activist on Norway massacre man Anders Breivik’s mail list. Free article

Gerry Adams pays tribute to Barney McKenna

5 April 2012

Expressing condolences to the family and friends of Barney McKenna, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said: "Barney McKenna, through his 50 years on the road with The Dubliners, made an enormous contribution to Irish music and culture. Almost single-handedly, Barney first gave the banjo a central place in Irish traditional and folk music and his skill was world class. Free article

Favourable treatment of British soldiers during inquiries is “morally wrong” and “might be outside of the law”

5 April 2012

A report by the University of Ulster into the independence of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has said that British soldiers were given favourable treatment and that certain cases were not investigated properly. Free article

Slight decrease in unemployment rate is evidence of emigration and not job creation

5 April 2012

A slight fall in the number of people signing onto the Live Register does not indicate that the unemployment rate is falling and instead highlights the continued emigration of young people, says Sinn Féin. Free article

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