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It’s the elections, stupid – Declan Kearney on the Stormont talks

17 December 2014

Last Thursday, the British Prime Minister engaged in the worst from of car-crash diplomacy, and his front-seat passenger was An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, writes Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney Free article

Presbyterian minister and Sinn Féin make history - but newspapers ignore it

15 September 2011

ROY GREENSLADE is Professor of Journalism at City University and was editor of the Daily Mirror from 1990-91. He wrote this piece on his daily blog on Britain's The Guardian media site after being at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Belfast last weekend.

I DOUBT that many of you have ever heard of the Reverend David Latimer, a Presbyterian minister and former British Army... Free article

ESB sell-off 'a disaster for consumers and workers'

14 September 2011

THE news that the Fine Gael/Labour Party Government is to sell off part of the taxpayers’ stake in the ESB will be “a disaster for consumers and ESB workers”, Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris said.

Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte made the announcement in response to a question tabled by Deputy Ferris.

Deputy Ferris said:

Any sale of... Free article

Dublin v Kerry: The myth and the magic

14 September 2011

HOSE of a cynical disposition are inclined to look askance at the notion that the Dublin v Kerry All-Ireland Final represents something unique in the history of Gaelic football. The word ‘traditional’ is much used in that context.
Well, as I have said before, I only hope that there is not a traditional outcome. The facts of the matter are that Dublin and Kerry have met in eight... Free article

From LA to London: Riots and the role of social media

11 September 2011

REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY OR RIOTOUS DANGER?

BY SORCHA BERRY

IT’S 1992 in Los Angeles, April to be precise, and a jury has just acquitted three white and one Hispanic Los Angeles Police officers of charges related to beating up a black motorist called Rodney King.
Despite video footage of the four men violently assaulting King, the prosecution’s case fell through, sparking riots... Free article

FINE GAEL AND LABOUR PILE ON THE PUBLIC PAIN

11 September 2011

There’s a better way to fix our finances

BY JOANNE SPAIN

THE Irish economy is doing very well. No, seriously – it is. Michael Noonan says so.
On 1st September he told the Dáil Finance Committee that the 26-County export market is performing well and we’re a very competitive state. The Government is meeting fully its IMF/EU deal targets on tax raising and spending cuts. The... Free article

A President for All Ireland

9 September 2011

A MILESTONE has been marked this month with Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis held in Belfast for the very first time since the party was founded in 1905.
Sinn Féin is the only truly all-Ireland party and delegates from all of the 32 counties continue the drive for a united Ireland and a New Republic.
We are living in a time of great challenge for the Irish people. The Irish economy has been... Free article

Al Hutchinson should resign now

9 September 2011

DAMNING REPORT OF POLICE OMBUDSMAN’S OFFICE | ‘COLLUSION’ BECOMES ‘INVESTIGATIVE BIAS’

BY PEADAR WHELAN

» BY PEADAR WHELAN

POLICE OMBUDSMAN Al Hutchinson should go and go now, Sinn Féin Policing and Justice spokesperson Gerry Kelly MLA said after yet another report damned his leadership of the Police Ombudsman’s office in the Six Counties.
Hutchinson’s contract has three more... Free article

IRA key to anti-apartheid ‘spectacular’ by ANC bombers

9 September 2011

KADER ASMAL’S NEW BOOK | CLAIMS IRA ROLE IN 1980 SASOL OIL REFINERY ATTACK

BY MARK MOLONEY

» BY MARK MOLONEY

THE IRA played a central role in the 1980 bombing of the apartheid South African regime’s Sasol oil refinery, according to the soon-to-be-published memoir of the late Kader Asmal, African National Congress minister and founder of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.
The... Free article

An cóir córas amháin craolacháin Ghaeilge a chruthú?

9 September 2011

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TÁ MÍSHÁSTACHT ann go forleathan le staid na Gaeilge sa gcóras oifigiúil craolacháin.  Tá iachall dlí ar RTÉ cláracha Ghaeilge agus seirbhís Ghaeilge de chineál éicínt a chur ar fáil, ach anois níos mó na riamh bíonn bainistíocht RTÉ ag iarradh cláracha Ghaeilge a choinneáil ar Raidió na Gaeltachta agus ar TG4.  Is fíor-annamh a bhíonn aon rud i nGaeilge le... Free article

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