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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

Gerry Adams urges Orange Order to talk to new Parades Commission

21 December 2010

IT IS IMPORTANT that the North’s new Parades Commission does not repeat the mistakes of its predecessor, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said before a meeting at Belfast City Hall on Monday night with the unionist North and West Belfast Parades Cultural Forum. The Sinn Féin leader also called for the Orange Order “to come into the real world” by talking to the Parades... Free article

A Tale of Two Skippers – By Danny Morrison

16 December 2010

I STOOD in front of the gates to his long driveway. The £5m house, inside a two-acre walled garden, was huge for a one-parent family (with no family) but I smirked with satisfaction at the fact that the council had forgotten to take down the sign.

When I was growing up, my mother always instructed us never to speak ill of the dead.

Why should we not speak ill of the dead?... Free article

Tory fool’s prisoner price for Irish loan – By Danny Morrison

15 December 2010

THE story was on Page 9 of my newspaper. It wasn’t a huge story yet the headline which contained the words ‘prisoner transfer’ viscerally threw up a lot of emotion and anger about the way things had been and need not have been.

The headline was based on a crass comment from an English Tory:

MP links prisoner transfer to British loan for Ireland.

It was reported that, as a... Free article

'IMF out!' rally at Dáil Wednesday 12:30pm – Irish Citizen Army on the march

14 December 2010

DUBLIN Sinn Féin is holding a rally at the gates of the Dáil, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, on Wednesday 15th December in opposition to the IMF/ECB loan approved by the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government.

The IMF/ECB loan deal is being voted on by TDs on Wednesday.

Wearing uniforms of James Connolly's Irish Citizen Army, Dublin Sinn Féin activists will carry a banner bearing the... Free article

Cowen is back! (Really?) – Smyth on the Sundays

13 December 2010

BRIAN COWEN is back, the Sundays say.

How do you measure something like that? Oh, we just need to depend on the barometer of all things true in Ireland:  the political columnists and opinion writers in our quality newspapers. Right so, it must be true then.

And so it began this weekend, from the people who celebrated every excess of the boom years and other great scams of our... Free article

Economic governance – vulnerable groups to pay price for financial crisis

11 December 2010

SPEAKING during the European Parliament debate on the conclusions of European Council and the results of the Van Rompuy-led Task Force on Economic Governance, GUE/NGL President Lothar Bisky welcomed the permanent crisis mechanism to maintain financial stability in the euro area but criticised the economic governance plan as “leaving a lot to be desired”.
Not only does it try to... Free article

Video: Sinn Féin TDs address Dáil rally against minimum wage cut, December 9th

10 December 2010

Video link:

From the Politico website

Representing Sinn Féin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh addressed his fellow politicians, saying:

"Sinn Féin will be calling on all members in that institution in there [the Dáil] to come out and give a pledge that if they have power they will reverse what has been attempted here today. It is only by their... Free article

Dublin commemoration: Easter Rising participant Volunteer Martin Savage

8 December 2010

RELATIVES of Martin Savage will travel from Ballisodare in County Sligo to lay wreaths and join the commemoration.

People will assemble at Castleknock Village at 2pm on Saturday 11th December and proceed to Ashtown Roundabout.

Dublin West representative Paul Donnelly will chair proceedings.  Mary Lou McDonald is the main speaker

Martin, who took part in the 1916 Easter... Free article

Pearse Doherty TD’s acclaimed Dáil Budget speech and video link

7 December 2010

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty

"Pearse Doherty has delivered one of the best and most passionate speeches seen in the Dáil in years"

– Slugger O'Toole


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Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD’s Budget speech to the Dáil, 7th December 2010

MINISTER, this budget is a disgrace.

You told us last year that ‘the worst was over’.... Free article

Gaining momentum for uniting Ireland

7 December 2010

WE, as people who share the island of Ireland, affirm, in common with the Irish Diaspora and friends of Ireland everywhere, our commitment to live in peace and harmony with one another.
We welcome the progress made in the past decade and a half in building and developing the Peace Process into a Political Process which has seen power shared for the first time between unionists,... 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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