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Video - Thousands line streets for Belfast Easter Rising commemoration

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Martina Anderons MEP says the sacrifice of Ireland's republican dead continues to inspire the struggle for Irish unity and equality Free article

Gerry Adams extends condolences to Harte and McAreavey families

16 January 2011

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams this afternoon visited the Harte family home in Tyrone. He was accompanied by Fermanagh & South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew.

Mr Adams extended his sincerest condolences to Michaela McAreavey’s family.

The Sinn Féin leader will attend the funeral in the morning.

Cowen crisis > Public need a change of direction as well as a change of leader

15 January 2011

THE Chairperson of Dublin Sinn Féin, Dublin West Dáil candidate Paul Donnelly, has questioned what change a new leader will mean for Fianna Fáil “if it keeps the same failed policies”.

He said that Fianna Fáil and taxpayers need a change of direction as well as a change of leader:

It's the entire Government's credibility in question, not just Brian Cowen's.

What are Fianna... Free article

Cowen crisis > Not just about his credibility but credibility of his Govt

15 January 2011

THE crisis is not just about Brian Cowen's credibility, it's about the credibility of the Fianna Fáil/Green Government and their policies, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said in Dublin on Saturday.

Mary Lou, who is challenging for a Dáil seat in former Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern’s Dublin Central constituency, said:

It is very clear that the Taoiseach and the... Free article

‘Suspicious Minds’ > Beechmount, Buzz McCoy and Robbie Williams

15 January 2011

About ‘Suspicious Minds’

By Danny Morrison

http://www.dannymorrison.com

WROTE a feature for the 'Andersonstown News' this week called ‘Suspicions about “Suspicious Minds”’. Here it is.

THE Morrisons moved from 2 Corby Way to 27 Iveagh Parade in 1963. Leaving behind my 10-year-old best friend Brendan Hunter, I was broken-hearted. But things were partly assuaged by adventure... Free article

Dáil election leaders’ TV debate has to include Sinn Féin to be fair

15 January 2011

THE Political Correspondent of Ireland's leading red-top daily newspaper has said that a leaders' debate hosted by RTÉ in the Dáil general election can only be fair if it includes Sinn Féin.

The Irish Daily Star's Catherine Halloran writes in her Popcorn Politics blog, in a piece titled A Bit of Political Four Play, that not only should the old two-way tag between Fianna... Free article

Amnesty > Public misled on suspected torture flights using Shannon

14 January 2011

CABLES uncovered by whistle-blowers Wikileaks reveal that Ireland's then Foreign Affairs Minister believed US rendition flights taking prisoners to or from torture centres had transited Shannon, Amnesty International Ireland has said. Despite this, the Irish Government has always insisted there was not enough evidence to warrant proper investigation.

Amnesty has repeated its call... Free article

Shankill Road voters are switching to Sinn Féin, say loyalist leaders

14 January 2011

VOTERS in staunch loyalist areas such as the Shankill Road are switching to Sinn Féin because republicans are seen to be active for working-class communities, unionist and nationalist, senior UDA members have told the unionist daily, the News Letter.

UDA leader Jackie McDonald explained that the switch to Sinn Féin is happening because unionist politicians have abandoned... Free article

Motion of no confidence in Taoiseach tabled by Sinn Féin and Independent TDs

13 January 2011

THE leader of the Technical Group in the Dáil, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, has announced that a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Brian Cowen has this afternoon been tabled by the seven members of the group.

Deputy Ó Caoláin (Sinn Féin) said:

This Taoiseach and this Government are completely discredited. No effort must be spared to remove them from office.

Brian Cowen... Free article

RUC veterans suspected of ‘being on gravy train’, says Alex Maskey

13 January 2011

THE BILL for the Patten redundancy scheme is close to £500million for ex-RUC officers who are suspected by many in the nationalist community of being "little more than a gravy train when it comes to claiming money from the public purse", Sinn Féin has said.

Spokesperson on Policing Alex Maskey said:

I think that the vast amount of money that has been paid in severance was... Free article

Amnesty presses Spain to lift repression of Basque political activity

13 January 2011

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has repeated its call for the Spanish Government to end its repression of Basque prisoners and legitimate political activity and freedom of expression following the announcement by ETA of a permanent ceasefire.

In a statement also pressing ETA to ensure the end of threats and acts of violence, the Spanish Section of Amnesty called for the Spanish Government... Free article

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2014 – A YEAR OF CHANGE

2014 year of change

A chara,

Sinn Féin is in government in the North and is a major political party in the Dáil and in local government across this island.

We are the only all-Ireland political party and with each passing day our membership is increasing, our organisational capacity is improving, and we are presenting realistic alternative policies to meet the needs of 21st century Ireland.

On May 22nd and May 23rd, more than 350 men and women will be standing for Sinn Féin in the European and local government elections, north and south.

For those who reject austerity and want a different future, a better future; who want hope for themselves and for their families; who want jobs and prosperity; and who want a real republic on this island – Sinn Féin is that future.

Make 2014 a year of change.

If you want a new future – a New Republic – help Sinn Féin in our fundraising efforts by contributing to our election campaign.

Thank you for whatever you can afford.

Lánaigí libh agus beirigí bua!

Is mise,

Gerry Adams TD

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