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Prominent nationalists urge Taoiseach to defend rights

11 December 2017

Hundreds of prominent nationalists from across civic society in the north have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urging him to defend the rights of Irish citizens in the north. Free article

HET leave more questions unanswered

1 October 2010

Families to sue PSNI chief

BY LAURA FRIEL

THE families of those shot dead by loyalist gunmen in a Belfast betting shop are suing the PSNI Chief Constable for failing to prevent the killings.
Seán Graham’s bookies on the Ormeau Road became a scene of carnage after two UDA gunmen opened fire at customers in February 1992. Five men were shot dead and seven others were seriously... Free article

INTERVIEW: Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Dessie Ellis

1 October 2010

Dessie can do it

BY JOHN HEDGES

DESSIE ELLIS is organised. Very organised. He has to be. His desk in his constituency office in Finglas (part of his house) is covered in constituents’ case forms.
They’re in neat, segregated piles, according to their type. I give up counting them when I reach 38. And that’s without those in working files on the desk behind him.
When I turned up... Free article

Cowengate: The whole tweet and nothing but the tweet

1 October 2010

“GOD, what an uninspiring interview by Taoiseach this morning.” So began Simon Coveney’s September 14th tweet. By that evening, the Fine Gael spokesperson for Transport and the Marine had caused three separate media hurricanes: a debate about libel online, Ireland’s international reputation, and a full-scale leadership debate in Fianna Fáil.
First up was the libel issue.
Had... Free article

Illegal money-lending | Sinn Féin highlights ordinary families’ debt crisis

1 October 2010

Sligo hunt for loan sharks

BY JOHN HEDGES

“PARASITICAL” and violent loan sharks preying on families struggling to make ends meet are being pursued by Sinn Féin Sligo County Councillor Seán MacManus. Seán has asked the council to back his motion urging the Government to crack down on illegal money-lenders charging interest rates anything up to 200%!
The long-standing Sinn Féin... Free article

Mobilising people for the Citizens’ Initiative

1 October 2010

SPEAKING at the opening of a GUE/NGL conference on the European Citizens’ Initiative with Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, Irish MEP Bairbre de Brún said that mobilising people to engage in decision-making should be at the heart of the Citizens’ Initiative.
Bairbre de Brún said:
“It is extremely important that the Citizens’ Initiative is as accessible as possible. This... Free article

Youth wings work together on sexual health strategy

1 October 2010

ACTIVISTS from Ógra Shinn Féin, the SDLP, Green Party, Alliance Party, the Ulster Unionist Party and the DUP are working together on a sexual health policy for young people.
The group attended a weekend residential in St Columb’s Park House in Derry in September where they had the input from and discussions with a range of sexual health educators and medical staff working with... Free article

MEDIA SMEAR STORY AGAINST SINN FÉIN ANGERS CAMPAIGNERS

1 October 2010

Evening Herald LIES about arrest in Robert Delany case

THE Dublin-based Evening Herald newspaper blatantly lied in a front-page splash story on September 6th claiming that what it termed a “Sinn Féin chief” had been arrested by gardaí in connection with the shooting of Dublin postal worker Robert Delany.
Robert has been in a coma since being shot in October 2008 in the home in... Free article

Ógra at Glencree Summer School

1 October 2010

“UNIQUE, fascinating and engaging” was how several Ógra Shinn Féin activists described the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation’ Summer School, ‘Leadership for a New Generation – Power, Politics and Participation’, at the end of August.
Speakers included Indepen-dent MLA and former Progressive Unionist Party leader Dawn Purvis and the republican former prisoner and... Free article

Editorial

1 October 2010

Start mobilising for December 4th ‘Make a Stand - March Against Cuts’ 1:30pm, Saturday 4th December, Dublin

AS An Phoblacht goes to print, thousands will be supporting Irish Congress of Trade Unions protests in Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Galway.
On Saturday 4th December – before a Budget by Fianna Fáil predicted to punish the public to help bail out the bankers – people who want... Free article

Sinn Féin Commemorations - VOLUNTEER CHARLIE McGLADE

1 October 2010

The struggle is not over yet

‘Charlie McGlade was not afraid to take up arms to oppose the enemy but he was not a militarist. He had a social conscience and he understood that the struggle to end British rule and create a New Republic on this island required much more than just a change of flags, a lick of green paint on the post boxes and a series of self-serving conservative... Free article

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