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Fennelly Report: Labour and Attorney General at odds with each other

3 September 2015

Motions of no confidence in Attorney General and Taoiseach as report into Garda Commissioner's resignation raises more questions Free article

Tesco High Court injunction against Dessie Ellis TD over Eddie Stobart picket

5 March 2012

TRADE UNIONISTS BATTLE FOR RIGHTS AND RECOGNITION AT TRUCKING FIRM

TESCO IRELAND has secured a Dublin High Court injunction barring Sinn Fein TD Dessie Ellis and five members of SIPTU from the company’s distribution centre in Ballymun.

The order was made on 24 February after the Dublin North-West TD observed an 100-strong picket the previous night backing workers from the Eddie... Free article

I second that emotion – The Julia Carney Column

5 March 2012

WHERE DO Ard Fheis motions come from? Really.

I mean, in theory party members are now spending weeks discussing the issues on which they believe the party needs to form policy. They consult existing policy documents, they touch base with people in their communities affected by the issue, days are spent wrestling with commas and sub-clauses, arguments are carefully marshalled and... Free article

175 Irish troops join EU Battle Group

5 March 2012

FINE GAEL, LABOUR, FIANNA FÁIL BACK IRISH PARTICIPATION IN AUSTRO-GERMAN BATTLE GROUP

 » BY MARK MOLONEY

FROM July until the end of 2012, members of the Irish Defence Forces will participate in an EU Battle Group.

The Government parties and Fianna Fáil voted in favour of Defence Forces personnel taking part in the Austro-German EU Battle Group following a debate on the issue in... Free article

Palestinian hunger striker’s thanks to international supporters

5 March 2012

THE WIFE of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan has thanked on behalf of her husband the countless numbers of people in Ireland and across the world who highlighted his 66-day fast against being held hostage by the Israeli state.

The 33-year-old baker was arrested by Israeli troops in the West Bank on 17 December and given a four-month “administrative detention” order by a... Free article

10 most disappointing things about the Fine Gael/Labour Coalition

5 March 2012

ONE YEAR SINCE THE DÁIL GENERAL ELECTION

 

“ON 25TH FEBRUARY, a democratic revolution took place in Ireland.” These were the opening words of the 2011 Fine Gael/Labour Programme for Government. So how has it been for you, what with Enda Kenny’s Obamaisms, report cards for ministers, continuing billion-euro bail-outs for bank bond holders, more cutbacks, failed referendums and... Free article

Prosecutors and PSNI red-faced after UVF trial acquittals

5 March 2012

13 BELFAST LOYALISTS WALK FREE AS ‘SUPERGRASS’ CASE COLLAPSES

 » BY PEADAR WHELAN

 

THE North’s judicial system and its use of the discredited ‘supergrass’ and Diplock court system is again under the spotlight after a judge acquitted 13 loyalists following a 71-day trial costing £10million.

The north Belfast loyalists — who faced charges ranging from the assassination of UDA... Free article

In the new beginning to policing, there is no place for an old boys’ network

5 March 2012

EX-RUC OFFICERS WITH ‘PATTEN PAYMENTS’ NOW BACK ON DUTY AND NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO POLICE OMBUDSMAN FOR PAST WRONGDOING

BY GERRY KELLY
Sinn Féin MLA and spokesperson on Policing & Justice

FIVE YEARS AGO, in January 2007, Sinn Féin members overwhelmingly affirmed our Ard Chomhairle’s recommendation to participate in the Policing Board and District Policing Partnerships (DPPs). The... Free article

Twenty years of memories and still no answers

5 March 2012

1992: TEN KILLED, MANY WOUNDED BY RUC POLICEMAN AND LOYALISTS IN SEVEN DAYS | NEW EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION

» BY PEADAR WHELAN

THE FIRST WEEKEND in February 2012 saw nationalists across Belfast gathering to remember family members and friends who were killed 20 years ago in a frenzy of anti-nationalist bloodletting.

In a spate of killings carried out over a seven-day period, between... Free article

GUE/NGL MEPs show solidarity with people of Greece

5 March 2012

 This is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

MEPs from the European United Left / Nordic Green Left group have been to Greece to meet and show solidarity with representatives of social movements, workers’ organisations, civil society and political parties opposing the harsh austerity measures being forced on Greek people. The delegation comes... Free article

Government Chief Whip flees bonus protest

5 March 2012

FINE GAEL TD Paul Kehoe shut up shop early and fled his Wexford constituency office on Saturday 18 February when dozens of people turned up to ask him to hand back to taxpayers the €17,000 ‘bonus payment’ he gets on top of his TD’s and minister of state’s salary of €130,000 for being Government Chief Whip.

Enniscorthy Sinn Féin Councillor Johnny Mythen said:

“People are asking... Free article

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Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

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