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200 rally against loyalist flags in south Belfast and DUP inaction

24 June 2017

Community mobilises after DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly’s indifference to UVF ‘marking their territory’ in mixed housing area Free article

Sinn Féin will resist selling off of state enterprises

4 July 2010

SINN FÉIN says it will resist the selling off by the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government of state enterprises.

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Arthur Morgan said:

“Sinn Féin will resist every and any attempt to sell off the family silver: state enterprises that are buoyant and actually returning money to the Exchequer.”

It was not state companies that helped cause this crisis, he... Free article

Irish Examiner: Sinn Féin challenges Government on jobs strategy

4 July 2010

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government is being challenged as to whether its long-promised jobs strategy actually exists.

Read more: http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/ireland/sf-challenges-govt-on-jobs-strategy-463998.html#ixzz0shZPgkf6

Remembering Hunger-Striker Joe McDonnell

4 July 2010

A SERIES of events will take place across Belfast from July 8-10 to mark the 29th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of IRA Volunteer Joe McDonnell in the H-blocks of Long Kesh. Joe passed away after 61 days and was the fifth man to die in the 1981 Hunger Strike.

Joe's comrades who were in jail with him during the protest - Séanna Walsh, and Jim McCann and... Free article

3-month Dáil break during jobs crisis slated by Mary Lou McDonald

4 July 2010

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government has been slated by Sinn Féin for taking a three-month summer break in the middle of an unemployment crisis.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said:

“As ministers prepare to down tools for the next few months, unemployment is sky-rocketing. For most people, the idea of the Dáil going on a break for nearly three months while... Free article

Westminster Government threatens 40% budget cuts to public services and jobs

3 July 2010

THE Tory/Liberal Democrat Westminster Government has told ministers to make plans for 40% cuts in their budgets in the harshest attack on public services and jobs since the Second World War.

The order comes from Conservative Party Chancellor George Osborne and it's not clear how its Liberal Democrat coalition partner's activists and rank and file will react to such swingeing attacks.

Taoiseach: No plans to hold Donegal by-election soon

3 July 2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has told Donegal-based Highland Radio he has no immediate plans for a by-election in Donegal South-West, where Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty will be challenging for the seat.

The seat has been vacant for the past year following the election of Pat the Cope Gallagher to the European Parliament.

Speaking to Highland Radio news during a visit to County... Free article

Young people twice as likely to be unemployed

3 July 2010

YOUNG people are twice as likely to be unemployed as older workers, according to new figures showing the 26 Counties  has one of the highest rate of youth unemployment in Europe.

The Central Statistics Office figures also show that Dublin has been the worst region for both job losses and for businesses going bust in recent months.

The news came after Ógra Shinn Féin staged a day... Free article

‘Head Shops Bill’ welcome but still short-sighted, Ó Snodaigh tells Dáil

2 July 2010

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government’s ‘Head Shops Bill’, debated in the Dáil this afternoon, is welcome but late and does not go far enough, Sinn Féin spokesperson for Justice Aengus Ó Snodaigh has told TDs.

He said that although the ban introduced in May was better late than never, the Government had performed disgracefully by failing to act for so long.
Ó Snodaigh... Free article

Drumcree & Garvaghy Road: Orange Order should accept reality

2 July 2010

THE Orange Order should accept the reality of the situation regarding contentious parades  not wanted by local residents, play a part in the Peace Process and abandon attempts to walk down the Garvaghy Road to Drumcree, Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd said today.

"Such a move by the Orange Order woud be a huge step forward not only for the people of Portadown but the all the people... Free article

Johnny Adair to take over English Defence League?

2 July 2010

ANTI-FASCIST organisation Searchlight reports that former UFF leader Johnny Adair aims to seize control of the far-Right English Defence League street gangs and hooligan firms.

Adair is now living in Troon, in Scotland, after being exiled by the UDA/UFF leadership in 2003 following a power struggle within the loyalist organisation.

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