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Amnesty International lashes Tory/DUP immunity blanket for British forces in North of Ireland conflict

22 November 2017

‘Such a move would in effect be the granting of a blanket amnesty for human rights abuses committed by former members of the security forces in Northern Ireland’ – Amnesty International Free article

Donegal Sinn Féin election convention Sunday – High Court case October 18

7 October 2010

GERRY ADAMS, Mary Lou McDonald and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin will all be attending this Sunday’s Sinn Féin Dáil general election convention for Donegal South-West. Senator Pearse Doherty (pictured) is the only nominee for the candidacy.

Commenting ahead of the event, Senator Doherty said:

With the High Court hearing on October 18th fast approaching, I have spoken to my legal team and... Free article

Gaza aid convoy Irish appeal to Irish Government and EU for speedy passage

7 October 2010

THE Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has again called on the Irish Government and the European Union (EU) to ensure safe passage for the Viva Palestina convoy and ensure Egypt allows it proceed without hindrance to deliver its much-needed humanitarian aid into Gaza.

The IPSC call comes as the convoy has been waiting since Sunday in the Syrian port of Latakia, in a... Free article

Taxi drivers' jobs: Transport Minister must meet drivers

6 October 2010

HAVING pressed the Taoiseach yesterday evening on the need for Government action to protect livelihoods in the taxi industry, Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South Central Aengus Ó Snodaigh today reiterated his call for Transport Minister Noel Dempsey to meet with the taxi drivers.

The situation is very serious. A taxi driver has commenced a hunger
strike to highlight the appalling... Free article

Westminster Child Benefit cuts will increase poverty

6 October 2010

THE British Government’s move to cut Child Benefit in 2013 will have a greater impact on single parents and families with a stay-at-home parent than others, says Sinn Féin MLA and Poverty spokesperson Daithí McKay.

He said the Tory party’s approach to cutting benefits will result in higher levels of poverty.

This proposal from the British Government will leave you with a... Free article

'The Quare Fellow' on Tour: Dun Laoghaire, Blanchardstown, Tallaght

5 October 2010

56 YEARS after its first performance, The New Theatre pays tribute to Brendan Behan, Alan Simpson and Carolyn Swift (founders of The Pike Theatre) with this re-staging of Behan’s seminal theatrical work.

Set in Mountjoy Prison on the day and night before the unnamed Quare Fellow is to be hanged, the play portrays the prisoners’ drab existence as they argue, laugh and struggle in... Free article

Cancer patients' flights at risk but not ministers' trips on Government jet

5 October 2010

THE possible axing of subsidised flights for cancer patients from Donegal to Dublin to save money has been contrasted by Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty with the cost of what ministers spend in flying around the country in the Government jet.

Senator Doherty has called on Letterkenny General Hospital to give assurances that local cancer patients will continue to get... Free article

Cork North Central Dáil candidate Councillor Jonathan O'Brien

5 October 2010

COUNCILLOR Jonathan O’Brien has been unanimously selected to contest the constituency of Cork North Central at the next general election.

He was nominated by Councillor Thomas Gould and seconded by Councillor Chris O’Leary.
Accepting the nomination, Jonathan O’Brien said:

Never before has politics in this country been so obviously bankrupt. There is a crying need for... Free article

Child Benefit should be universal but tax high-earners more

5 October 2010

RESPONDING to developments in Britain and Minister for Children Barry Andrews's suggestion that Child Benefit be withdrawn from some children, Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh called on the Government to maintain Child Benefit as a universal payment and tax high-earners more.

He said:

Moves by the Government to cut or restrict eligibility for Child Benefit would in fact be a... Free article

From Martin McGuinness's visit at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham

5 October 2010

MARTIN McGUINNESS putting a strong challenge to Tory Secretary of State Owen Patterson on the question of the scale of cuts threatened.

At the 'Ulster fry' breakfast at Tory conference in Birmingham he  argued that to renege on former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s promise that spending levels to the Six Counties over 10 years would be hugely damaging

Martin McGuinness also said... Free article

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