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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

Be good or be lucky

14 July 2011

HERE IS an old adage which states that if you can’t be good, be lucky. The Dublin footballers are certainly living proof of that these days.
Probably most referees would not have awarded Bernard Brogan a free in the dying seconds of the Kildare game. And the first goal against Wexford might have been scripted by Harold Lloyd.
Mind you, any attempt thereby to detract from... Free article


14 July 2011

Bobby’s story wins Italian award

SILVIA CALAMATI, Laurence McKeown and Denis O’Hearn recently received the Alessandro Tassoni Award in Modena, Italy, for their book, ‘Il Diario di Bobby Sands. Storia di un Ragazzo Irlandese’/’The Diary of Bobby Sands: The Story of an Irish Young Man’ (Rome, Castelvecchi Editore, 2010). Silvia Calamati was also given a cheque for €1,000 which she... Free article

Hunger Strike | 30th anniversary events

14 July 2011

HERE are the events that the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee knows of to mark the 30th anniversary of the heroic 1980/1981 Hunger Strikes.
Updates can be got from Maureen or Deirdre at the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee at 028 9034 7350 or irishhungerstrike@sinn-fein.ie or local Sinn Féin contacts in your area.
The ‘An Phoblacht’ website will also... Free article


14 July 2011

A committed and dedicated republican and socialist

LIFELONG socialist and Irish republican activist Val Cardwell died on Tuesday 14th June in Britain.
She was very well known by an entire generation of those in Britain supporting Ireland’s struggle for independence and freedom. This was inevitable, given that she was once married to Gerry Mac Lochlainn, who was Sinn Féin’s... Free article


14 July 2011


Brian Keenan Annual Mountain Challenge

This year’s challenge takes place at 11am Saturday 27th August. Starting at the Flagstaff, outside Newry, and finishing in Carlingford. Followed by food, ceol agus craic. Sponsorship: £100/€100 per person. For details: Jane (+ 353) 87 141 2768.


Assemble 2.30pm Saturday 16th July, Northern Cross (beside Hilton Hotel,... Free article


14 July 2011

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 July 1980: Volunteer Terence O’NEILL, 2nd Battalion, Belfast Brigade
2 July 1974: Volunteer Patrick TEER, Long Kesh
3 July 1972: Volunteer Denis QUINN, Tyrone Brigade
6 July 1976: Volunteer Thomas KANE, 1st Battalion, Belfast Brigade
7 July 1990: Volunteer Seán BATESON, Long Kesh
7 July 1988: Volunteer Séamus WOODS, Tyrone Brigade
8 July 1970: Volunteer Tommy... Free article

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún travels to Palestine before UN petition

11 July 2011

SPEAKING from Jerusalem during a four-day visit in advance of Palestine submitting the question of Palestinian statehood to the United Nations, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún, part of a delegation of MEPs from the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament, said:

Our conference and visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank comes at a very opportune... Free article

Oireachtas Report – Health crisis sweeps Fine Gael and Pearse’s €9billion question

11 July 2011


THE ISSUE OF THE PAST WEEK was Roscommon Hospital A&E but Tuesday morning’s Questions to An Taoiseach began with party leader Gerry Adams TD asking about a report on the Programme for Government, as promised.

The Taoiseach replied that a report of the first 100 days had been posted on his department’s website and an annual report would follow, to which Gerry... Free article

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún in GUE/NGL delegation to Palestine

8 July 2011

GUE/NGL European Parliament group delegation to Palestine 8-11 July

‘End the occupation, recognition for Palestinian statehood’

SPEAKING at the beginning of a GUE/NGL group delegation to Palestine that comes just two months in advance of a key UN General Assembly that will discuss Palestinian statehood, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's... Free article

New Facebook page for An Phoblacht

4 July 2011

THE NEW, dedicated An Phoblacht Facebook page is now up and running.

To stay connected, click 'like' at http://on.fb.me/mxv7t8

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