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British soldier to stand trail over Aidan McAnespie killing

19 June 2018

A British soldier will face charges over the killing of 23 year-old Aidan McAnespie, who was shot dead as he walked through a checkpoint in Aughnacloy in 1988. Free article

INTERNATIONAL THE ETA CEASEFIRE

1 October 2010

An opportunity for peace in the Basque Country

BY EOIN Ó BROIN

ON September 5th, ETA declared an end to “offensive armed actions”. In its statement, the Basque independence organisation said “the Basque Country is at a crossroads [and] can now take the road to independence”.
The armed group confirmed its “commitment to finding a democratic solution to the conflict... to a... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

1 October 2010

HOW are things, Taoiseach after the Fianna Fáil drink-in - sorry, think-in?
Did you see Michael McDowell on ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ on RTÉ? His great man is none other than Michael Collins but this has not impressed our North Belfast Councillor Conor Maskey who tweeted afterwards “Michael McDowell will always exist as an inconsistent, weak-willed and revisionist west-Brit wannabe.”... Free article

Remembering the Past BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

1 October 2010

Terence MacSwiney dies as the world watches

ONE EVENT more than any other in 1920 brought international attention to the Irish people’s struggle for freedom and that was the hunger strike and death in London of the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork and Irish Republican Army officer Terence MacSwiney.
Terence MacSwiney was elected mayor of his native city in March 1920 following the... 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

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