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Brexit negotiations have reached crucial stage - O'Neill

18 April 2018

The Brexit negotiations have now reached a critical stage, Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill has warned. Free article

Sharing the burden? Where the wealth is in Ireland

8 November 2010


AS WE collectively brace ourselves for four years of austerity, it is worth remembering that Ireland is not a poor country.

Yes, we have high levels of unemployment and poverty. Yes, we have high levels of private and public debt. But the money that flowed into the country at the height of the boom has not all disappeared.

In June of this year, Merrill Lynch,... Free article

Emigration as an economic policy betrays youth and nation, says trade union

8 November 2010

A GOVERNMENT which uses emigration as a cornerstone of its economic policy is one which is "little short of committing treason by sacrificing children’s futures and betraying the nation", according to the UNITE trade union.

UNITE Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said at the weekend:

The current Government budget policy is based on hoping and planning for mass emigration unseen... Free article

Donegal: Fianna Fáil runner ‘nice fella who will still vote for harsh FF Budget’

8 November 2010

SENATOR Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin has said the Fianna Fáil candidate in the Donegal South-West by-election cannot detach himself from Government failures and attacks on people's living standards – even if he is a nice guy.

Pearse Doherty said:

Brian Ó Domhnaill is a nice fella but he simply cannot remove himself from this government which did everything in its power to prevent... Free article

The limits of 'Sunday Times’ snarkiness

8 November 2010

SUNDAY TIMES Ireland Editor Frank Fitzgibbon has more media resources than most when it comes to putting his point of view or developing his own agendas. In the paper he has his own weekly half-page of space to tell us of the world according to Frank.

It is usually lightweight stuff, occasionally humorous where he focuses on some aspect of the week's news, rightly often poking... Free article

'At least one party gets it': Michael Taft looks at Sinn Féin's Budget plan

6 November 2010



At least one party gets it

Michael Taft of progressive think tank TASC looks at Sinn Féin's pre-Budget submission

WITH the political consensus obsessed with a €15 billion deflationary juggernaut, it’s a relief that one party gets it. Sinn Féin’s pre-budget submission argues for a major stimulus programme combined with a growth-friendly... Free article

'What the Papers Said' | Judgment Day: Donegal by-election verdict

4 November 2010

NEWSPAPER editorials and analysis following Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty’s stunning High Court victory on the Donegal South-West by-election delay must have made uncomfortable reading for Fianna Fáil but especially for their milksop Green Party partners in power.

Here’s some of what some of the print media said.

The Irish Times

Miriam Lord’s Dáil Sketch

That wasn’t too... Free article

Trial of Vincent McAnespie and Gerry McGeough

4 November 2010

COMMENTING on the trial of Vincent McAnespie and Gerry McGeough which continues in Belfast this week, Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Cavan/MonaghanTD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said:

It is now over three and a half years since the arrest of Vincent McAnespie and Gerry McGeough and their subsequent charging. As I stated at the time, this caused justifiable outrage among republicans... Free article

Murdoch BSkyB takeover has implications for Ireland

4 November 2010

IT WASN'T a surprise that Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable asked Ofcom, the British media super regulator, to investigate the proposed take by News Corporation of BSkyB.

At present, News Corporation owns a range of media firms including 20th Century Fox, Fox TV, My Space, Times Newspapers, the News of the World and Sun papers, The Wall Street Journal and... Free article

Closure of Britain's Monitoring Commission welcomed

4 November 2010

THE so-called Independent Monitoring Commission is to be shut down after six years. Sinn Féin Assembly member John O’Dowd said that the decision to do away with the unnecessary and expensive quango was long overdue.

The IMC should never have been formed in the first place. It was an expensive and unnecessary safety blanket for unionism and a tool of the British security services... Free article

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