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Speech by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, Saturday 25 October, in Belfast

25 October 2014

‘The allegations made by Maíria Cahill have been seized upon in the most cynical, calculated and opportunistic way by our political opponents. Their aim has little to do with helping victims of abuse but everything to do with furthering their own narrow political agendas.’ Free article

JONATHAN O’BRIEN TD | SINN FÉIN’S DÁIL SPOKESPERSON ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY & DEFENCE

16 June 2011

‘The Dáil’s in dire need of reform’

JONATHAN O’BRIEN is one of the new TDs amongst the 14 elected to the Dáil in the February general election.
Married to Gillian, they have four children and live in Farranree, on Cork’s northside.
A keen follower of sports, he is a former player with Na Piarsaigh GAA Club and is a director of Cork City FC.
MARK MOLONEY grabbed a half-hour with... Free article

NIALL Ó DONNGHAILE | SINN FÉIN COUNCILLOR BECOMES BELFAST’S YOUNGEST-EVER MAYOR

16 June 2011

Mayoral chain on young republican shoulders

BY PEADAR WHELAN

ELECTED to Belfast City Council for the first time on May 5th and and newly installed as the Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast — the youngest in the city’s history —  on May 26th, 26-year-old Niall Ó Donnghaile set down a marker that he wants to be a mayor for all the people when one of his very first acts was to visit the... Free article

ART AS STRUGGLE | THE MURALS OF WEST BELFAST

16 June 2011

The draw of politics

BY PEADAR WHELAN

IN HIS BOOK Don’t Mention the War: Northern Ireland, Propaganda and the Media, David Millar writes:
“The propaganda war . . . attracts much less attention than  its shooting counterpart but it is arguably the more crucial part of the conflict - the battle for hearts and minds.”
When I went to talk to Belfast’s famed muralists Danny Devenny... Free article

It’s official RTÉ are running for the Presidency

16 June 2011

WHAT IS IT with the Irish news media and the coming election for President of Ireland? The nomination period hasn’t even begun yet in past weeks it has been daily headline news, with RTÉ and The Irish Times leading the charge.
In 1990, Mary Robinson was elected as the Labour/Democratic Left candidate in a clever year-long campaign that succeeded partially due a deliberate strategy... Free article

Naomh do na meáin – namhad don neamhspleachas

16 June 2011

LE MÁIRTÍN Mac EOIN

DE MORTUIS nil nisi bonum.  Ná habair droch rud ar bith faoin marbh, mar a déarfadh sa Laidin.  Ach is deacair cloí leis sin nuair a bhíonn an domhan dhá bhá faoi ómós do Gharret FitzGerald.  Mura ndearnadh naomh ar fad de rinneadh duine beannaithe dhe.
Léirigh scríobhneóir amháin san Irish Times, nach raibh ach míorúilt ag teastáil, agus thagair sé don... Free article

BODENSTOWN 2011 | PAYING TRIBUTE TO ‘THE FATHER OF IRISH REPUBLICANISM’

16 June 2011

Kildare republicans step up for Bodenstown

THE annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration takes place on June 19th when republicans from across Ireland and overseas will gather in Bodenstown Churchyard, near Sallins, County Kildare, to remember Theobald Wolfe Tone, “the father of Irish Republicanism”.
An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY speaks to south Kildare Sinn Féin organiser and republican... Free article

Vodafone cuts 130 irish jobs

16 June 2011

THE UNACCEPTABLE FACE OF GLOBALISATION

BY GERRY ADAMS
Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth

VODAFONE’S announcement that it plans to cut over 130 jobs from its workforce in Dundalk and Dublin and ‘outsource’ them to India and Egypt has outraged the Communications Workers’ Union and has led to condemnation from Sinn Féin and others.
Most of the jobs are expected to go in Louth.
The... Free article

Volunteer Danny McCauley remembered in Tyrone

16 June 2011

REPUBLICANS from throughout Strabane and Donegal gathered on Friday evening 4th June, to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Volunteer Danny McCauley, West Tyrone Command, Óglaigh na hÉireann.
Led by the Strabane Memorial Flute Band participants paraded from the bottom of the Graveyard Road to Strabane Cemetery where Councillor Jay McCauley chaired the graveside wreath... Free article

Volunteer Hugh Hehir Commemoration held in Clare

16 June 2011

THE 23rd anniversary of the death on active service of Volunteer Hugh Hehir was marked in County Clare on 8th May. Despite bad weather, the event attracted the largest attendance in recent years.
Led by the Volunteer Ed O’Brien Republican Flute Band, the crowd marched from Clarecastle Church to the graveyard in the town where Sinn Féin Councillor Maurice Quinlivan from Limerick... Free article

Camlough and South Armagh remembers Raymond McCreesh

16 June 2011

THE 30th anniversary of the death of Hunger Striker Raymond McCreesh was remembered at a very poignant ceremony on Sunday 5th June.
The commemoration took place, after the young Camloch man’s Anniversary Mass, at the Republican Plot in St Malachy’s Graveyard, where he is buried. The moving ceremony was attended by the McCreesh family, the local community and friends and comrades... Free article

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