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Bobby Sands MP

5 May 2015

MAY 5th 1981 was one of the most defining days in Irish history. It was the day that Bobby Sands, the 27-year-old Member of Parliament for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh as part of the republican prisoners’ campaign for the restoration of political status. Free article


25 November 2011

Sinn Féin in Dáil exposes pension payment wrongly received by TD

16 November 2011

A QUESTION by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has led to the discovery that an ex-Fianna Fáil Junior Minister and sitting TD John Browne has been in receipt of an annual pension of almost €11,000 despite not being entitled to it. Free article

Hurling stars honour the Hunger Strikers

12 November 2011


ALTHOUGH it didn’t have the intensity of a Munster Hurling Final, the game in Belfast between a St Teresa’s Select and Kevin Lynch’s Select on Saturday 8th October  in honour of St Teresa’s clubmen and Hunger Strikers Joe McDonnell and Kieran Doherty was a game of great passion and hurling skill.

The game, orgainsed by St Teresa’s to honour their members who... Free article

Martin McGuinness after attending inauguration of President Michael D Higgins

11 November 2011

THIS was a milestone election and I was very honoured to stand for the Presidency of my country and to be a voice for people from Derry to Cork and Wexford to Donegal. I want to thank you for your support and hard work throughout the campaign. We came a strong third in the race, significantly out-polling the lead party in government and had a decisive impact on the campaign.

With... Free article

Willie Frazer | EU wants funding returned by two unionist victims groups

10 November 2011

EU demnds return of funding from two unionist victims groups 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

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