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Ulster Unionist icon quoted by Gerry Adams at North Belfast community engagement meeting

28 November 2014

‘In this island we cannot live always separated from one another. We are too small to be apart or for the Border to be there for all time. The change will not come in my time but it will come’ – James Craig, Stormont Prime Minister, 1921-1940 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

ICC cannot investigate Israeli war crimes in Gaza because “Palestine is not a state”

4 April 2012

The International Criminal Court has ruled that it cannot investigate Israel for alleged war crimes during its 22 day siege of Gaza in the winter of 2008/2009 because it has no jurisdiction in what is not a full UN member state. Despite Palestinian statehood being recognized by 130 countries , it is still only recognized as a UN observer instead of a full member. Free article

Labour MEPs are "speaking out of both sides of their mouth" on Austerity Treaty

4 April 2012

Labour Party MEPs who opposed austerity measures in the EU parliament have been challenged to stand by their position and campaign against the upcoming Austerity Treaty by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD. Free article

An Phoblacht in the corridors of power

4 April 2012

Framed copy of An Phoblacht put on display in Leinster House Free article

Sinn Féin councillors walk out of Dublin City Council meeting

3 April 2012

Sinn Féin councillors walked out of the Dublin City council meeting last night, 2 April, in protest at the refusal of Labour Mayor Andrew Montague to accept an emergency motion calling for the scrapping of the Household Charge. Free article

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