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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

Cork Fianna Fáil former TD turns on Mícheál Martin

2 September 2011

ONE OF FIANNA FÁIL’S most outspoken TDs has said leader Mícheál Martin decided against running a party candidate in the Presidential election because planning tribunal reports on corrupt payments to politicians expected to be released during the campaign are likely to be damaging to Fianna Fáil.

Noel O’Flynn, who was a high-profile and vocal TD for Cork North Central... Free article

Sinn Féin and SIPTU lash ESRI's harsher austerity and cuts plan

1 September 2011

SINN FÉIN and SIPTU have both hit out at today’s call by the Economic and Social Research Institute for an accelerated austerity policy that will impose more pain on a public already under pressure paying the debts of the bankers, speculators and gamblers.

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín said the ESRI was recommending a more right-wing approach to the economy than even the... Free article

Video: '22 Good Men' – A short play about Ireland's hunger strike martyrs

1 September 2011

A SHORT PLAY by Belfast playwright Roseleen Walsh chronicles the legacy of Ireland's 22 hunger strike martyrs of the 20th century from Thomas Ashe in 1917 to Mickey Devine in 1981.

Bertie Ahern brands Fianna Fáil members 'useless'

1 September 2011

BERTIE AHERN will brand some members of his celebrated Fianna Fáil machine in Dublin Central as “useless” in a TV3 series, The Rise and Fall of Fianna Fáil, beginning next week.

The Irish Independent reports today that the former Fianna Fáil leader and Taoiseach says in the three-part series:

A lot of people [cumann members] had tea parties in the '70s and '80s and met to... Free article

Dublin v Donegal – Matt Treacy's view

29 August 2011

THERE IS A PHRASE in Latin that perhaps best sums up the Donegal approach to football – reductio ad absurdum (reduction to the absurd).

All we need now is for another team to follow their example and we will, in time, have the first scoreless Gaelic football match in history.

Pat Gilroy was magnanimous in victory and had Donegal won I would not be saying any of this. Dublin... Free article

Video: Highlighting collusion – Belfast Remembrance Wall

26 August 2011

STATE COLLUSION with pro-British death squads in Ireland has been a policy of the British Government. Hundreds of citizens were murdered as a result of the actions sanctioned by the British Government.

An Fhirinne (the group campaigning to highlight collusion between the British Crown forces and unionist paramilitaries) and Clara Reilly are appealing for anyone wishing to... Free article

Thatcher mastermind behind Libyan rebels’ PR offensive

23 August 2011

THE LIBYAN REBELS’ propaganda war is being masterminded by Margaret Thatcher’s close friend and former top media adviser, Tim Bell.

Tim Bell guided Thatcher to three successive general election victories. In 1984, Bell was seconded to Britain's National Coal Board to advise on media strategy at the start of the miners' strike.

He has lobbied on behalf of the Saudi Arabian... Free article

'L'Oréal politicians' get big pay-outs – they're not worth it, says Sinn Féin TD

23 August 2011

POLITICAL FIGURES like Bertie Ahern and Jackie Healy-Rae who lost or resigned their seats as TDs should get just a basic redundancy package and not bonus payments at the cost of taxpayers, especially during the economic crisis, Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said.

The Meath West deputy said former ministers, TDs and senators are being paid “millions” despite the recession... Free article

Libya: Britain breaking international law on regime change?

23 August 2011

IS THE British Government guilty of breaking international law in Libya? Has it been using the UN-authorised humanitarian intervention resolution to protect civilians in Libya’s civil war as a very thin smokescreen to use violence and military might to bring about regime change in another state – an oil-rich state?

Now that the Libyan rebels seem on the verge of ousting Gaddafi... Free article

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