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Hundreds take part in civil rights anniversary march

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Hundreds of people took part in a commemoration in Tyrone yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights march to be held in the north. Free article

Combat money-lenders, protect social welfare, SF tells Oireachtas panel

10 November 2010

SPEAKING at the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection hearing on the Fuel Allowance and the Christmas social welfare payment this morning, Sinn Féin spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD called on the Government not to cut social welfare rates and schemes in the upcoming Budget.

He called for the restoration of the special Christmas payment to help keep low-income families... Free article

Alex Maskey welcomes progress on phasing out dual mandates

10 November 2010

SINN FÉIN MLA and spokesperson on the Review of Public Administration Alex Maskey has welcomed Tuesday evening’s progress on the Bill from Dawn Purvis to bring an end to dual mandates.

Speaking from the Assembly, Alex said:

Sinn Féin believes it is vitally important to bring this process to an end in a speedy and efficient fashion.

Once again, the DUP showed either their... Free article

Arthur Morgan TD not to seek re-election

10 November 2010

LOUTH Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan has publicly announced his intention not to seek re-election.

Arthur made it clear that he will continue to be an active member of the party and will work to ensure that a Sinn Féin TD is returned for the Louth constituency at the next general election.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Arthur said:

I have served two terms now as a Sinn Féin... Free article

‘Donegal Person of the Year’ signs Pearse Doherty’s nomination papers

9 November 2010

SINN FÉIN Senator Pearse Doherty lodged his nomination papers for the Donegal South-West by-election. Pearse was accompanied by well-known musician and current ‘Donegal Person of the Year’ Mairéad Ní Mhaonaih.

Commenting on her endorsement of Pearse, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh said:

I have signed nomination papers endorsing Pearse Doherty as a candidate in the by-election for... Free article

FA Cup heroes supporting strikers off the pitch

9 November 2010

THANKS to the Cedar Lounge Revolution and The Workers United/Red Pepper blogs for this piece about football strikers' solidarity with BBC picket-line strikers and FC United eschewing prime-time publicity during their FA Cup glory in favour of trade union principles.

(Cedar Lounge is featuring an interesting debate on sports stars' political leanings, particularly those on the... Free article

Sligo jobs campaign hits the streets with 10,000 flyers

9 November 2010

SLIGO Sinn Féin activists braved the weekend's stormy conditions to campaign on the streets of Sligo town on the need to tackle youth unemployment.

This is part of Sligo Sinn Féin’s ongoing campaign for job creation that has seen them over the last number of months engage with local statutory agencies, trade unions and community groups as well as distribute over 10,000 pieces... Free article

Mary Lou McDonald meets EU Commissioner: FF/FG/Labour line is 'bonkers'

9 November 2010

MARY LOU McDONALD, Sinn Féin Vice-President, and her Dáil colleagues met with EU Commissioner Olli Rehn this morning to rule out signing up to the Government/Fine Gael/Labour "cosy budgetary consensus of cuts that target the low-paid, unemployed and frontline services such as education and health".

Speaking after the meeting, Mary Lou said:

The message Sinn Féin delivered to... Free article

Sinn Féin tells EU Commissioner Ollie Rehn 2014 deadline unachievable

9 November 2010

SPEAKING this morning after meeting with EU Commissioner Ollie Rehn, Sinn Féin Dáil Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said he had told the Commissioner that Sinn Féin will not be part of a consensus to cut €6billion from the economy next year.

Deputy Ó Caoláin told Commissioner Rehn that the 2014 target for cutting the Budget deficit to 3% of GDP is completely unrealistic and that he... Free article

Does Labour back Fine Gael plan to slash jobs and lengthen dole queues?

9 November 2010

EAMON GILMORE and the Labour Party have been challenged by Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin to say if Labour will go along with the plan by Fine Gael in government to slash the number of workers in the public service by 30,000.

The Sinn Féin Dáil leader described the Fine Gael policy as “a plan to lengthen the dole queues”. He said:

There is room for huge... Free article

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