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The two significant Sinn Féin and royal meetings will promote reconciliation and healing

22 May 2015

Substantive and historic events have occurred this week to assist us all in moving forward. They should not be squandered – they should be built upon Free article

Presidential Election: IT'S McGUINNESS WOT WON IT

3 November 2011

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

FROM the reporting of the first tallies on Friday morning, October 28th, to the publication of Monday’s daily papers on October 31st, large sections of the Establishment Irish news media were making concerted efforts to recast not just the actual result of the Presidential election campaign but the last days of run-in to polling on the 27th.

It wasn’t just... Free article

REFLECTIONS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION | THE CHALLENGE TO SEÁN GALLAGHER

3 November 2011

Martin McGuinness – Trail blazer

BY GERRY ADAMS TD
President of Sinn Féin

MARTIN McGUINNESS is a trail blazer. That much must be clear. Even to his detractors. A life devoted to struggle has seen many examples of this. Martin, in good times and bad, has had many opportunities and occasions to draw on these pioneering qualities. The net outcome has generally benefited the... Free article

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2011 | THE NUMBERS

3 November 2011

Record vote performance breaks new ground

IN FEBRUARY 2011, 220,685 people voted for 41 Sinn Féin candidates in 38 constituencies in the Leinster House election, electing 14 TDs, a record performance for the party who won 9.9% of first preferences. The turn-out was 70.1%.
Martin McGuinness running in the Presidential election campaign polled 243,030 votes, a 13.7% share of first... Free article

Presidential Election: SOME MEDIA COMMENTATORS CAN'T COUNT

3 November 2011

 

FIRST OFF it was Harry McGee writing in The Irish Times the Saturday after the Presidential election, as the count was being completed. Commenting on the Sinn Féin election result, McGee said that the vote for McGuinness “reflected traditional Sinn Féin voting patterns, with none of the party’s breakthrough constituencies in the general election shoring up his support. He... Free article

Na meáin agus páirtithe Rialtais easnamhach

3 November 2011

McGuinness Abú!

LE TREVOR Ó CLOCHARTAIGH

AGUS MÉ dhá scríobh seo níl vóta ar bith caite i dtoghchán na hUachtaránachta, ach tá bua mórálta faighte ag Martin McGuinness agus Sinn Féin cheana féin sílim. Leathnaigh ainmniúchán an Leas Chéad Aire an díospóireacht maidir le ról agus roghnú Uachtarán na hÉireann, ach chomh maith leis sin d’ardaigh sé ceisteanna maidir le seasamh na... Free article

He wakes screaming

3 November 2011

E LIES THERE, in the quiet, pre-dawn darkness, with the sweat cooling on his big, baldy, robot head. Over and over again the moment plays in his mind. He stands before the Irish people, proud, confident, mere days away from becoming the President of Ireland. He is master of all he surveys, a leader, a man destined for greatness.
And then a soft Derry accent quietly says, “I have... Free article

ECONOMIC CRISIS | AUSTERITY IS KILLING THE PATIENT

3 November 2011

We must face the reality of €urozone chaos

» BY MAIRTÍN Mac EOIN

IF IT WASN’T all so serious – and if the consequences weren’t so dire for ordinary Irish citizens – the shenanigans in Brussels with finance ministers and heads of state trying to square the circle of Greek indebtedness would be amusing.
It is obvious that the debts imposed on Greece by European banks looking for... Free article

Feall eile ó Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre

3 November 2011

Ní leór plean Keane don Chothromas Diúltach

LE MÁIRTÍN Mac EOIN

» LE MÁIRTÍN
Mac EOIN

BÍONN A LÁN cainte ann na laethanta seo faoi chothromas diúltach, ach is beag plean atá ann le tabhairt faoina fadbanna sóisialta a leanann é.
Tá díomá fairsing ann faoin Tuarascáil Keane a foilsíodh an mhí seo caite, mar cé léirigh sé cé chómh trom-chúiseach is atá an fhadhb – pointe, ar... Free article

Women’s Aid ‘Safe Place’

3 November 2011

SOUTH ANTRIM Sinn Féin office in Randalstown has become the first party office in Ireland designated by Women’s Aid as a Safe Place for people suffering from domestic violence to obtain information for help.
Sinn Féin Councillor Anne Marie Logue reports the achievement came after an extensive training course received through Women’s Aid and Policy and Training Officer Lindsay... Free article

Fine Gael/Labour ‘value for money’ review could see funding to vital transport links slashed

3 November 2011

Funding fears for rural transport network

BY MARK MOLONEY

SINCE 2006, the Government-funded Rural Transport Programme has provided accesible local transport for rural communities in areas where there are inadequate transport services. Now there is a real fear among rural communities that funding for the scheme is to be axed due to pressure on the Government from the EU/IMF to cut... Free article

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