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Amnesty International lashes Tory/DUP immunity blanket for British forces in North of Ireland conflict

22 November 2017

‘Such a move would in effect be the granting of a blanket amnesty for human rights abuses committed by former members of the security forces in Northern Ireland’ – Amnesty International Free article

Wind up the IMC and put the money into public services

15 September 2010

COMMENTING after today's publication of the IMC report into the murder of Shankill loyalist Bobby Moffett, which blamed the UVF for the killing, Sinn Féin Assembly member for West Belfast Paul Maskey said:

While the murder of Bobby Moffett was clearly a tragedy for his family and friends, the IMC today, after spending weeks inquiring into the murder, told us what... Free article

46,400 on hospital waiting lists, admits Health Service Exec

14 September 2010

OVER 46,400 adults and children are waiting for hospital treatment, according to new figures from the Health Service Executive.

RTÉ report: http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0914/health.html

Billy Wright Inquiry report: Sinn Féin responds

14 September 2010

THE report of the inquiry into the killing in Long Kesh in 1997 by INLA prisoners of Billy Wright, leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force unionist death squad, was published today. Sinn Féin Assembly member John O’Dowd said afterwards:

“It must be remembered that this inquiry in the main came about through lobbying by the Ulster Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist... Free article

Why's the media falling for the ‘budget billions cuts’ line again?

14 September 2010

IT’S ‘budget billions’ time again.

With less than three months to Budget Day, Fianna Fáil used the first day of their annual ‘think in’ to upscale their summer campaign of ‘more cuts are coming’.

With the Irish news media primed to cover the two-day event, they fell mostly into the trap of parroting the day’s message from Brian Lenihan that €3billion budget cuts are the... Free article

Cowen AND his Government should go, says Sinn Féin Dáil leader

14 September 2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has denied being drunk or hungover during an interview on RTÉ's Morning Ireland but Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said the issue was not the Taoiseach’s physical state but the state of the nation as a result of disastrous Fianna Fáil policies which caused the crash and are now deepening the recession.

The Sinn Féin Dáil leader said:

“The... Free article

Free the Miami Five vigil: US Embassy, Dublin, Wednesday 6pm

14 September 2010

THE Free the Miami Five Campaign Ireland is holding a vigil at the American Embassy from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday 15th September to mark the start of the Miami Five's 13th year as political prisoners of the USA.

Since 1959, 3,500 Cubans have died as a result of terrorist attacks directed at Cuba from groups based within the exiled community of Miami, Florida.

The Cuban Government... Free article

Bairbre de Brún encourages citizens to 'Take the Initiative' on petitions

14 September 2010

SINN FÉIN MEP Bairbre de Brún will be taking part in the prestigious European Citizens Initiative opening session alongside the Vice President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič.

Bairbre has helped organise and will address a conference in the European Parliament on Wednesday, September 15th, to tease out the possibilities of how this initiative could be used to best... Free article

US Congress to probe British stalling on Bill of Rights pledge

13 September 2010

THE failure by the British Government to uphold its Good Friday Agreement committment to introduce a Bill of Rights for the North of Ireland will be probed by a US Congressional Committee on Thursday, Sinn Féin Equality and Human Rights spokesperson Martina Anderson MLA has revealed.

“There will be a Congressional hearing on the North of Ireland this Thursday and one of the main... Free article

Budget savings: Where Sammy Wilson could start

13 September 2010

REJECTING Finance Minister Sammy Wilson's accusation that those resisting the Westminster Tory/Liberal Government's Budget axe are being irresponsible when it comes to saving money, Sinn Féin Economy spokesperson Mitchel McLaughlin MLA said Sammy should look at his DUP colleagues first.

“It’s possible that Mr Wilson was actually referring to his DUP party colleague, Edwin Poots,... Free article

Jobs top agenda in South-East visits by Martin McGuinness

13 September 2010

DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER Martin McGuinness MP, MLA
visited the south-east region today on the invitation of Waterford
by-election candidate Councillor David Cullinane.

Mr McGuinness visited Waterford City, Kilkenny City and Carlow and met
local business, trade union, community and civic leaders.

Mayor of Waterford City Councillor Mary Roche hosted a mayoral reception to mark
his... Free article

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