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Running the guns — Howth,1914

26 July 2014

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Jailed Basque leader congratulates Sinn Féin on election success

23 March 2011

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ON the Basque Peace Process website, jailed Basque independence... Free article

Libya, EU, NATO and the peace movement > World Peace Council leader in Dublin

23 March 2011

THE Executive Secretary of the World Peace Council, the largest anti-imperialist peace movement, is speaking in Dublin this Thursday 24 March at 7:30pm in the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Iraklis Tsavdaridis will be speaking at a public meeting on the theme The Peace Movement versus the EU and NATO and will address issues including the attacks on Libya.

The... Free article

MEPs back new Basque party's legal bid to contest elections in May

22 March 2011

TWENTY-ONE MEPs – including Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún – have backed this week’s legal bid by new Basque pro-independence party Sortu to contest local elections in May.

Sortu says it rejects political violence by all organisations, including the separatist group ETA.

Spain's Supreme Court started hearings on Monday and is expected to announce its ruling this week or... Free article

Sinn Féin TDs’ portfolios announced at Dáil by Gerry Adams

22 March 2011

SINN FÉÍN President Gerry Adams TD has today announced at Leinster House in Dublin the portfolios assigned to Sinn Féin's 14 newly-elected TDs.

They are:-

Department of An Taoiseach – Gerry Adams (Party Leader)

Public Expenditure & Reform – Mary Lou McDonald (Deputy Leader)

Finance – Pearse Doherty

Health & Children – Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Foreign Affairs & Trade – Pádraig... Free article

Call for no-fly zone over Gaza after Israeli air raids hit civilians

22 March 2011

THE Free Gaza Movement in Ireland has described Monday evening’s bombing raids on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli Air Force as:

An outrage and an unacceptable act of violence against a civilian population.

At least 19 people, including children, have been wounded, Palestinian emergency workers told the Al Jazeera news network..

Fintan Lane of the Free Gaza Movement in... Free article

Fears over future of Coillte and Bord na Móna to be raised by Ferris in Dáil

21 March 2011

A LEAK from the McCarthy Group on State Assets adds to fears over the future of Coillte and Bord na Móna and their possible privatisation, Sinn Féin Natural Resources spokesperson Martin Ferris TD has said.

According to a piece by Brendan Keenan in Monday’s Irish Independent, the report will recommend a sale of forestry and peat and the establishment of a new company to... Free article

Fermanagh Sinn Féin Youth event > The 1981 Hunger Strike and Ireland today

21 March 2011

The 1981 Hunger Strike and how events 30 years ago have shaped modern Ireland

TWO of Sinn Féin's youngest stars, Pearse Doherty TD for Donegal South-West, and Seanad candidate Kathryn Reilly, will be the main speakers at a Sinn Féin Youth Engagement in Donagh Hall on Saturday 2nd April at 2pm.

The public talk will focus on the 1981 Hunger Strike and how events 30 years ago have... Free article


19 March 2011

EOIN Ó BROIN has launched his campaign for the NUI Seanad election campaign with an appeal to NUI graduates to support him as a progressive voice committed to political reform and continuing the campaign against the Consensus for Cuts.

Announcing his bid and a new campaign website, Eoin says:

If elected I will use the Seanad as a platform for real social, economic and... Free article

National Hunger Strike Exhibition launched in Omagh by Danny Morrison

18 March 2011

THE Strule Arts Centre in Omagh was packed to capacity on Monday evening for the Tyrone launch of the National Hunger Strike Exhibition.

The launch was chaired by the vice-chair of Omagh District Council, Ann Marie Fitzgerald, and addressed by former Assembly member for the constituency, Danny Morrison.

During her opening remarks, Councillor Fitzgerald said:

This year marks the... Free article

Hunger Strike 30th anniversary events launched in Dublin

18 March 2011

By Ian McBride, Cathaoirleach, DSC '81 Commemoration Committee

ON March 1st, the launch of Dublin’s 30th anniversary Hunger Strikes commemorative events took place in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre and was attended by a large crowd.

It was a night of speeches, song and exhibition in memory of 10 brave men. The re-elected TD for Dublin South Central, Aengus Ó Snodaigh chaired... Free article

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