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Stormont Assembly Budget agreement

31 October 2014

Martin McGuinness says that, despite the economic challenges, Sinn Féin has ensured the protection of frontline services, particularly in health and education. Free article

Release Brendan Lillis

18 August 2011

SERIOUSLY-ILL PRISONER MOVED TO OUTSIDE HOSPITAL MARTIN McGUINNESS RAISES CASE WITH DUBLIN

WEST BELFAST MP Paul Maskey and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have repeated Sinn Féin’s widespread call for the release of Brendan Lillis, a seriously ill prisoner who has been moved from Maghaberry Prison to an outside hospital.
Brendan Lillis is suffering from a debilitating... Free article

Police Ombudsman must go

18 August 2011

LEAKED REPORT EXPOSES MAJOR FAULTS | Public confidence in Al Hutchinson at rock bottom

CONFIDENCE in Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson is at “rock bottom” and he should go, Sinn Féin Policing spokesperson Gerry Kelly MLA has said again. He repeated his previous call after the leaking to a news website of a draft report from the Criminal Justice Inspectorate critical of the way the... Free article

Four Hunger Strikers die – Owen Carron elected as MP

18 August 2011

AUGUST

JUST BEFORE the start of August, on 28th July 1981, the writ for the by-election in the Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency, caused by the death of IRA Volunteer Bobby Sands MP, was moved by Welsh nationalist Plaid Cymru MP Dafydd Thomas. The Anti H-Block/Armagh candidate was named as Owen Carron, Bobby Sands’s election agent. At the same time, in the H-Blocks, three... Free article

Internment without trial

18 August 2011

‘Armoured cars and tanks and guns came to take away our sons’ — From the song ‘The Men Behind the Wire’

BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

» BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

NO single decision by the British Government in Ireland did more to violate human rights and to escalate the conflict than the decision to impose internment without trial in the Six Counties. Detention without charge was in force... Free article

INTERNMENT 1971 | 40th ANNIVERSARY

18 August 2011

Legal action launched against British Government for torture

THE 40th anniversary of the launch of internment without charge or trial by the Stormont unionist regime on 9th August 1971 was chosen to lodge a legal action with Secretary of State Owen Paterson on behalf of six former internees against the British Government for torture.
Just under 2,000 people were interned between... Free article

1981 NATIONAL HUNGER STRIKE COMMEMORATION | CAMLOUGH, SOUTH ARMAGH

18 August 2011

The republican strategy is making progress

THE PRISON STRUGGLE, like the struggle outside the prisons, has been “a battle of wills”, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said at the national march and commemoration in Camlough, in South Armagh, on Sunday 14th August to mark the 30 anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike.
It was about the right of the Irish people to... Free article

AUGUST 1971 | 11 CIVILIANS SHOT DEAD BY BRITISH ARMY’S PARACHUTE REGIMENT

18 August 2011

Ballymurphy Massacre 40th anniversary call for international inquiry

AT AN EVENT in west Belfast on 7th August to mark the 40th anniversary of the Ballymurphy Massacre, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD called for an independent international investigation into the killings by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment.
In August 1971, two days after internment on 9th August, 11... Free article

Leadership challenge exposes SDLP disarray

18 August 2011

MARGARET RITCHIE FAILS TO WIN BACKING OF HER OWN ASSEMBLY MEMBERS | TALK OF THREE-WAY BATTLE AT THE TOP

» BY PEADAR WHELAN

» BY PEADAR WHELAN

IT WAS HARDLY a surprise when SDLP Deputy Leader Patsy McGlone announced via Twitter on Monday 1st August that he was to challenge Margaret Ritchie for the leadership of the SDLP.
There have been rumblings since May’s uninspiring... Free article

The Chosen One for the Áras

18 August 2011

AND on the seventh day, whilst God resteth, mischievous cherubs created the mass audience news media in TV, radio, print and Twitter, and they did seek out The Chosen One. They then doth anoint and smear and tarnish their Chosen One in an unending odyssey to obtain greater audiences and hence advertising revenue.
By the time you read this, the news and media-fuelled Irish... Free article

FÉILE AN PHOBAIL | FESTIVAL FUN AND A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

18 August 2011

A Féile fáilte for unionists

» BY JIM GIBNEY

REPUBLICANS are often asked by supporters and opponents of a united Ireland what would life be like when it came about.
People are particularly concerned to know how unionists would fit into that scenario and what would relationships be like between them and the rest of the people of this country.
Well, inside the covers of this... Free article

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