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South Armagh criminals should get off the backs of the people and the Peace Process

27 February 2015

THE ATTEMPT TO KILL Frank McCabe Jnr outside Crossmaglen on Wednesday represents a new, violent escalation in the activities of crime gangs in the south Armagh and north Louth region. Free article

British Government offers compensation to Bloody Sunday families

30 September 2011

THE British Ministry of Defence’s offer of compensation to the 14 defenceless civil rights marchers gunned down and the dozens injured by the elite Parachute Regiment on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 has been rejected by some of the relatives.
Thirteen unarmed protesters died after being shot by soldiers of the British Army’s 1 Para regiment in the Bogside area of Derry on... Free article

AIB wants to pay top execs more than half a million – Sinn Féin says 'No!'

27 September 2011

AIB bank’s weekend plea to the Fine Gael/Labour Government to set aside its half-a-million salary ceiling for bank chiefs should be rejected outright, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD told the Taoiseach in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Enda Kenny said he wants to hear from Finance Minister Michael Noonan his view on the case being put forward by AIB.

The Sinn Féin president said:

The AIB... Free article

Rugby stars and Tipperary hurling captain support Irish Ship to Gaza

20 September 2011

SIX leading Irish sporting stars have lent their support to the MV Saoirse, the Irish ship sabotaged in the western Turkish port of Gocek in late June as it was preparing to sail for Gaza with Freedom Flotilla 2. Most of the other ships in the flotilla were stranded in Greece when that country's government, under pressure from Israel, refused to allow them to sail for Gaza to... 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

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