October 2016 Web front 200

Ex-internees to meet for legal and welfare updates after Belfast court ruling

21 October 2016

British Government told to hand over documents in internment case Free article

Ryanair tycoon’s tirade at Fine Gael pre-Budget business breakfast against right to strike, public sector workers and RTÉ

9 October 2016

Finance Minister Michael Noonan tees up ‘rapturous, applauding’ audience at fundraiser for onslaught by millionaire against workers’ rights – and Fianna Fáil will host same in November Free article

1916 & 1981 Comórtha i Ráth Chairn

7 October 2016

Tá moladh tugtha ag an Teachta Dála Peadar Tóibín don chumann lán-Ghaeilge de chuid Shinn Féin i Ráth Chairn. Free article

‘Pat Beág’ honoured on eve of anniversary of conclusion of 1981 Hunger Strike

6 October 2016

Plaque unveiled to the man known affectionately as ‘The 11th Hunger Striker’ Free article

‘Young people in the North voted to Remain and our voices will be heard’

6 October 2016

Youth delegation from North’s student unions, youthwork groups and Sinn Féin Republican Youth bring their case to European Parliament Free article

Martin McGuinness to challenge Theresa May directly on her immunity for British armed forces

6 October 2016

Theresa May jeered at the Conservative Party conference at ‘activist left-wing human rights lawyers’ who ‘harangue and harass’ Britain’s armed forces Free article

Belfast – Brexit High Court hearing concludes Thursday

5 October 2016

Statements at the annual conference by the British Tory Party – including plans to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017 – make the Belfast case all the more important Free article

On This Day, 1968 – RUC attack Civil Rights march in Duke Street, Derry

5 October 2016

Using gerrymandered electoral boundaries and a corrupt voting system which allowed wealthier citizens to have multiple votes in local elections, the unionists maintained a majority of members on the council in a city with a nationalist majority Free article

Sinn Féin Alternative Budget: ‘An Ireland for living in, not for merely getting by in’

4 October 2016

‘We choose tax fairness, investment in services, and reducing the cost of living over massive tax cuts for high-earners’ – Pearse Doherty TD Free article

Protest at Bank of Ireland over shutting down Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign account

3 October 2016

It is not believed that the Bank of Ireland has taken this action against any other country or organisation in the world Free article

3 October 1981 – The H-Blocks Hunger Strike ends

3 October 2016

The epic and heroic chapter in Irish history that was the H-Block Hunger Strike came to an end after 217 tortuous days on 3 October 1981. Free article

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