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Backstop is the bottom line and must be maintained - McDonald tells Juncker

21 June 2018

The Brexit backstop agreed in December is the bottom line and must remain in place, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou has told the President of the EU Commission, Jean Claude Juncker. Free article

No group hug to ease Greens’ conscience – Sinn Féin rejects cuts consensus

8 October 2010

SINN FÉIN has rejected the Green Party’s call for an all-party consensus on a cuts agenda, saying there will be “no group hug to ease the Green Party’s conscience”.

Sinn Féin Social Protection spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said his party would not be part of a consensus for “savage cuts, further deflation and unemployment”.

He said:

The Green Party’s John Gormley and... Free article

North's council reform deadlock down to Environment Minister

7 October 2010

SINN FÉIN'S spokesperson on the Review of Public Administration local government reform plan has refuted claims in today's Belfast Telegraph that the failure to implement the RPA is down to an impasse between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

Alex Maskey MLA said the responsibility lies squarely at the door of Environment Minister Edwin Poots.

Failure to implement the RPA and reduce... Free article

Community & Voluntary Pillar's Budget alternatives echo Sinn Féin's stance

7 October 2010

THE pre-Budget briefing by the 17 member groups in the Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partners is welcome and echoes the calls of Sinn Féin for an alternative Budget that will not undermine growth, Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan has said.

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance described the Government’s economic strategy as “dangerous for the future”.

The Community and... Free article

Donegal Sinn Féin election convention Sunday – High Court case October 18

7 October 2010

GERRY ADAMS, Mary Lou McDonald and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin will all be attending this Sunday’s Sinn Féin Dáil general election convention for Donegal South-West. Senator Pearse Doherty (pictured) is the only nominee for the candidacy.

Commenting ahead of the event, Senator Doherty said:

With the High Court hearing on October 18th fast approaching, I have spoken to my legal team and... Free article

Gaza aid convoy Irish appeal to Irish Government and EU for speedy passage

7 October 2010

THE Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has again called on the Irish Government and the European Union (EU) to ensure safe passage for the Viva Palestina convoy and ensure Egypt allows it proceed without hindrance to deliver its much-needed humanitarian aid into Gaza.

The IPSC call comes as the convoy has been waiting since Sunday in the Syrian port of Latakia, in a... Free article

Taxi drivers' jobs: Transport Minister must meet drivers

6 October 2010

HAVING pressed the Taoiseach yesterday evening on the need for Government action to protect livelihoods in the taxi industry, Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South Central Aengus Ó Snodaigh today reiterated his call for Transport Minister Noel Dempsey to meet with the taxi drivers.

The situation is very serious. A taxi driver has commenced a hunger
strike to highlight the appalling... Free article

Westminster Child Benefit cuts will increase poverty

6 October 2010

THE British Government’s move to cut Child Benefit in 2013 will have a greater impact on single parents and families with a stay-at-home parent than others, says Sinn Féin MLA and Poverty spokesperson Daithí McKay.

He said the Tory party’s approach to cutting benefits will result in higher levels of poverty.

This proposal from the British Government will leave you with a... Free article

'The Quare Fellow' on Tour: Dun Laoghaire, Blanchardstown, Tallaght

5 October 2010

56 YEARS after its first performance, The New Theatre pays tribute to Brendan Behan, Alan Simpson and Carolyn Swift (founders of The Pike Theatre) with this re-staging of Behan’s seminal theatrical work.

Set in Mountjoy Prison on the day and night before the unnamed Quare Fellow is to be hanged, the play portrays the prisoners’ drab existence as they argue, laugh and struggle in... Free article

Cancer patients' flights at risk but not ministers' trips on Government jet

5 October 2010

THE possible axing of subsidised flights for cancer patients from Donegal to Dublin to save money has been contrasted by Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty with the cost of what ministers spend in flying around the country in the Government jet.

Senator Doherty has called on Letterkenny General Hospital to give assurances that local cancer patients will continue to get... Free article

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