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Hundreds mark centenary of First Dáil

12 January 2019

Hundreds of people gathered in the Mansion House in Dublin today to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment on An Chead Dáil. Free article

New Bank of Ireland charges will hit least-well-off – Pearse Doherty

23 December 2010

THE new Bank of Ireland charges will hit the least-well-off customers, are an affront to the Irish people who have pumped billions into the bank and should be blocked by the Finance Minister, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said.

He said:

These charges are designed to target the least-well-off customers.

Pearse Doherty added:

This is exactly the type of... Free article

Mary Harney's 'devastating' cuts plan harsher than Budget announcement

23 December 2010

THE Health Service Executive Service Plan for 2011 and the Government’s four-year cuts plan will devastate health services, Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has warned.

The Cavan/Monaghan TD pointed out that the HSE has now admitted that the real scale of cuts to the health services is higher than the €765m announced in the Budget and estimated... Free article

We need an all-Ireland economy now more than ever, Henry McDonald

23 December 2010

THERE have been for many years now journalists and opinion columnists in Ireland and Britain who just don’t like Sinn Féin. I get it. It is not for them. They either fear the politics of the party, are opposed to the ideas of socialist republicanism, don’t agree with the Sinn Féin interpretation, or perhaps just can’t move past the years of conflict in Ireland and have... Free article

Students home for Christmas – Make sure you're registered to vote

22 December 2010

STUDENTS at universities in England, Scotland and Wales home in the North for Christmas have been urged to make sure they’re on the electoral register so they can vote against the ConDem Coalition’s cuts and student fees.

Students are being encouraged to ensure they are on the electoral register and to get on to the permanent postal and proxy list for upcoming Assembly and... Free article

ESB buy-up of NIE points up need to pursue all-Ireland economy

22 December 2010

THE purchase of electricity provider NIE by the ESB is a sensible move and points to the need to pursue a truly all-Ireland economy, Sinn Féin’s Assembly spokesperson on the Economy has said.

Mitchel McLaughlin MLA said:

We live on a small island of only six million people yet we have massive duplication of services and service providers which inevitably costs money to the two... Free article

Bethany House: Responsibility yet to be acknowledged

22 December 2010

ERIC CONWAY has written offensive letters to newspapers in which he asserted that an ill-defined group called the “liberal/feminist commentariat” were, amongst other things, “quite sanguine/blasé over Bethany House”, where I was resident from 1941-45.

Inadequacies in the treatment of women and children in the Bethany Home have been raised by the following TDs and senators:... Free article

MI5 HQ picket: 'Release files on 1989 murder of civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane’

22 December 2010

MI5 HEADQUARTERS at Palace Barracks in Holywood, County Down, was picketed this week after Wikileaks revelations that MI5 is holding files on the 1989 murder of civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane by a UDA death squad. Pat's family has called for the release of the information held by MI5.

The British state has previously never acknowledged possessing files and information on... Free article

'X Factor' fix is the symptom not the problem

21 December 2010

CHERYL COLE has a book, a record and a lot of shampoo to sell. Dannii Minogue also has a book, a perfume and it seems you couldn’t open a newspaper or magazine without a glimpse of her with a clutch bag and in a cocktail dress as one of the Christmas faces of Marks & Spencer. (Oh, and Matt Cardle is the nominal winner.)

Simon Cowell is systematically taking over the world... Free article

IBM workers' call for better redundancy deal backed by Sinn Féin

21 December 2010

A CALL by IBM workers for a better redundancy package for staff whose jobs are being exported to China has been backed by Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly.

Paul said the workers are being given "a raw deal":

I fully support the workers of IBM who are fighting for a better redundancy deal from the company.

It is not acceptable that the workers are only being... Free article

Rise in 'stop and search' questioned by Policing Partnership board member

21 December 2010

THE rise in the use of Section 24 stop and search powers by the PSNI has been questioned by Derry City Sinn Féin Councillor and local District Policing Partnership member Elisha McLaughlin.

The latest report given to the North’s Policing Board shows a rise in the use of Section 24 of the Justice and Security Act powers since suspension of the use of stop and search powers under... Free article

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  • In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
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