an phoblacht July 2014

Film — The Howth Gun-Running of 1914

22 July 2014

The first in a series of short documentaries by An Phoblacht 'Roads To Revolution 1916 - The Landing of the Asgard' Free article

Those 109 ex-ministers and their big pensions paid for by the taxpayer

9 November 2011

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD today (Wednesday) received an answer to a parliamentary question which detailed the amount of pensions paid to former ministers.

The response confirmed that 109 ex-ministers are in receipt of pensions, amounting to an €8.8million payroll every year at taxpayers’ expense.

Thirty of them have pensions over €100,000 a year, including former... Free article

Opinion : IT’S THE HEALTH SERVICE, STUPID!, By Dave Hughes, INMO Dep Gen Sec

9 November 2011

“IT’S THE ECONOMY, stupid” is a phrase used by Bill Clinton to explain why government and politicians were able to maintain themselves in office regardless of their performance on other issues. It is by now a well-worn cliché, particularly by our national broadcast media who are obsessed, it seems, with the importance of the economy at the expense of everything else in society,... Free article

Video appeal by Irish Ship to Gaza activists kidnapped by Israel

8 November 2011

IN AN ACT of international piracy, Israeli forces kidnap the Irish crew of the MV Saoirse 'Irish Ship to Gaza', including a number of Sinn Féin activists as it attempted to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza.

H-Blocks Hunger Strike transformed struggle – Leo Green & Rose Dugdale

8 November 2011

 

MARKING THE END OF THE 1981 HUNGER STRIKE | LEO GREEN AND ROSE DUGDALE

H-Blocks Hunger Strike transformed the struggle

BY IAN McBRIDE

THE END of the H-Block Hunger Strike on October 3rd 1981 was marked in Dublin on October 3rd 2011 by the Dublin South Central ’81 Commemorations Committee in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre with guest speakers former H-Blocks Hunger Striker Leo... Free article

PRIORY HALL: A HOUSING SCANDAL THAT COULD HAPPEN ELSEWHERE

3 November 2011

Nightmare legacy of the Celtic Tiger

BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA
SINN FÉIN DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLOR

 

AS WE approach the centenary of the 1913 Lock-Out, we might have hoped that the sight of families being moved out of their homes because they were living in dangerous buildings was a thing of the past. But memories of the crumbling tenements of Dublin have been revived as scores of... Free article

THOUSANDS AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR HOMES

3 November 2011

Nelson McCausland - ‘Minister for Evictions’

LAURA FRIEL

» BY LAURA FRIEL

NELSON McCAUSLAND is in danger of becoming “the Minister for Evictions”, according to the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Fra McCann.  The West Belfast MLA was speaking after the DUP, backed by the Ulster Unionist Party and the Alliance Party defeated a “Prayer of Annulment” motion by Sinn Féin in the... Free article

Stop the Handover

3 November 2011

ON NOVEMBER 2nd, the Fine Gael/Labour Government handed over €711million of taxpayers’ money to an unguaranteed bondholder in the toxic Anglo Irish bank.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD raised the issue in the Dáil well before the deed was done. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his advisers signed off last month on a 50% cut on debt for Greece. Gerry Adams said then:
“The Government is... Free article

Presidential Election: IT'S McGUINNESS WOT WON IT

3 November 2011

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

FROM the reporting of the first tallies on Friday morning, October 28th, to the publication of Monday’s daily papers on October 31st, large sections of the Establishment Irish news media were making concerted efforts to recast not just the actual result of the Presidential election campaign but the last days of run-in to polling on the 27th.

It wasn’t just... Free article

REFLECTIONS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION | THE CHALLENGE TO SEÁN GALLAGHER

3 November 2011

Martin McGuinness – Trail blazer

BY GERRY ADAMS TD
President of Sinn Féin

MARTIN McGUINNESS is a trail blazer. That much must be clear. Even to his detractors. A life devoted to struggle has seen many examples of this. Martin, in good times and bad, has had many opportunities and occasions to draw on these pioneering qualities. The net outcome has generally benefited the... Free article

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2011 | THE NUMBERS

3 November 2011

Record vote performance breaks new ground

IN FEBRUARY 2011, 220,685 people voted for 41 Sinn Féin candidates in 38 constituencies in the Leinster House election, electing 14 TDs, a record performance for the party who won 9.9% of first preferences. The turn-out was 70.1%.
Martin McGuinness running in the Presidential election campaign polled 243,030 votes, a 13.7% share of first... Free article

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The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.

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