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Sinn Féin motion in support for nurses & midwives increased pay and conditions passes Dáil

25 April 2018

A Sinn Féin motion seeking to secure increased pay and conditions for nurses and midwives in the public sector has passed through the Dáil after it was supported by the Government and other opposition parties.

The health service has faced severe strain in recent months between ever growing patient waiting lists and services being stretched to breaking point. Tabling the motion was... Free article

By-election case in Dublin High Court full hearing on Monday

15 October 2010

SINN FÉIN Senator Pearse Doherty has welcomed the news today that his High Court Case against the Government over the delay in holding the Donegal South-West by-election will get a full hearing on Monday.

Speaking today (Friday) Senator Doherty said:

I welcome the news from the High Court this afternoon that my case will get a full hearing on Monday.  It is a pity the... Free article

Taoiseach excludes alternative view to handling economic crisis

15 October 2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen’s exclusion of Sinn Féin from talks on addressing the economic crisis because it has a different view to the “consensus on cuts” shared by Fianna Fáil, the Greens, Fine Gael and Labour has been criticised by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams MP.

If the Taoiseach is serious about acting in the national interest then there must be an honest assessment of all... Free article

Martin Ferris is Sinn Féin Dáil candidate for Kerry North/West Limerick

15 October 2010

MARTIN FERRIS TD has been selected to contest the Dáil general election constituency of Kerry North/West Limerick for Sinn Féin.

Speaking at the selection convention in Tralee on Thursday night, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP said a consensus now exists between the Government parties and Fine Gael and Labour on savage cuts for ordinary people.

He said:

Fine Gael and... Free article

Peter Bacon, state assets and Chile's mine rescue

15 October 2010

I'VE JUST listened to an extremely sympathetic RTÉ interview with Peter Bacon re the further privatisation of state assets.

No challenge to Bacon's role in the property bubble and bust.

No challenge on the negative consequences of the Eircom privatisation, where the assets were sweated with very little investment, resulting in us having one of the worst (and most... Free article

Standing up to bankers and governments

15 October 2010

ONE has to admire and respect those brave Greek and French people who use the only tool they have with regard to the chaos caused by such inept governments and bankers.

I salute them. If only we Irish had the the same courage and stand up and be counted.

PAUL DORAN
Clondalkin
Dublin 22

You can still hate Ryanair – Michael O'Leary doesn't like the competition

14 October 2010

I HAVE some good news and I have some bad news. On the good side, it is okay to hate Ryanair and run a website with this as your sole purpose. The bad news is that you are not allowed make money from it.

This week, Robert Tyler, a Londoner who set up I Hate Ryanair will have to hand over the domain name to Ryanair after a judgement by Nominet, the British internet domain name... Free article

The spirit of Pearse and bankrupt governments

12 October 2010

"THE men who have led Ireland for 25 years have done evil, and they are bankrupt. They are bankrupt in policy, bankrupt in credit, bankrupt now even in words. They have nothing to propose to Ireland, no way of wisdom, no counsel of courage.

"When they speak they speak only untruth and blasphemy. Their utterances are no longer the utterances of men. They are the mumblings and the... Free article

Gerry Adams: Bond-holders and taxpayers and December 4th

10 October 2010

'The Government says it cannot ask bondholders – who understood the risks in the first place – to take a hit on their bad investment but healthcare, education, social welfare recipients, the young and the old can'

Bond-holders and taxpayers and December 4th

BY GERRY ADAMS MP, President of Sinn Féin

THE cost of the bank bail-out to the taxpayers has been revealed to be an... Free article

John Lennon's birthday – One photo that won't be used by the British media?

9 October 2010

OCTOBER 9th 2010 would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Fresh Air remembers the legendary musician with excerpts from interviews conducted with people who knew him, and people who studied his life. This discussion with Jon Wiener was originally broadcast on January 25th 2000.

ANTI-WAR SONGS like Give Peace a Chance didn't exactly endear former Beatle John Lennon to the... Free article

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