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Barcelona – Gerry Adams TD and Michelle O’Neill MLA extend sympathy and solidarity to victims

18 August 2017

Sinn Féin leaders issue statements after jihadist slaughter in Catalonia Free article

Banking & bombshells – 8 things you should know about the banks

2 July 2010

YES, banks are boring. But we should all be paying attention to them and what the Government is doing with them, because billions of our money is being poured into them while equal amounts are being subtracted from our health, education and social welfare systems.

REGULATION, shareholders, subordinated bonds, directors’ loans - these are the terms most of us never thought we’d... Free article

Editorial

2 July 2010

New beginnings, Bloody Sunday and beyond and The Fine Gael farce Free article

Winds of change or same old (Fine) Gael? Labour poll hype and Fine Gael ‘heave’ gloss over policy problems

2 July 2010

BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

AS the Dáil approaches its summer recess there has been much talk about seismic change in Irish politics. But what has really changed?

A dire Fianna Fáil Government clings to office, propped up by a small party of opportunists (PDs/Greens, ‘Independents’ - tick as appropriate). Fine Gael has one of its periodic fits of the jitters and shoots itself in... Free article

Dáil passes Civil Partnership Bill

2 July 2010

THE Dáil has passed the Civil Partnership Bill, giving same-sex couples the right to legally-binding civil partnerships for the first time from next year.

The vote in Leinster House last night – supported by Sinn Féin TDs as a civil rights issue – was greeted with applause from the public gallery..

The Bill now goes to the Seanad and should be signed into law in the autumn.

ENDS

Keep St Luke’s Cancer Hospital open, says Sinn Féin in Seanad health debate

1 July 2010

ST LUKE’S Cancer Hospital should be kept open, Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has told the Seanad.

He was speaking in the debate on the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

Senator Pearse Doherty says Sinn Féin opposes the move against a hospital which has provided a first-class service to cancer patients for many years

He described the Bill as “an attack on the sick”.

ENDS

London: International Brigade Memorial Trust Annual Commemoration

1 July 2010


Saturday 3rd July 2010 from 12.30pm.

Assemble in front of the monument in Jubilee Gardens on London's South Bank (adjacent to the London Eye).

'Antifascistas': An exhibition on the British and Irish volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

Travel Inn, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1.

http://www.international-brigades.org.uk

Protests Friday at Fianna Fáil ministers’ offices and dole over record unemployment rate

1 July 2010

THE announcement this week of the highest-ever unemployment figure in the history of the 26-County state and a lack of Government concern will be highlighted on Friday by Ógra Shinn Féin protests at a number of locations.


Ógra Shinn Féin is demanding that the Government initiates a stimulus package to help get people back to work.

Ógra activists will picket the following... Free article

Anglo Irish biggest loser of all banks in the world but taxpayers pick up the tab

1 July 2010

ANGLO IRISH BANK, the newly-nationalised state bank, has incurred the greatest losses by any bank in the entire world.

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Arthur Morgan says it is a sorry indictment of where Government priorities lie and that the biggest losers are the taxpayers. Deputy Morgan also reiterated his call for the financial sector to set up its own rescue fund instead... Free article

Naomi Campbell called to testify at war crimes trial

1 July 2010

NAOMI CAMPBELL and actress Mia Farrow will be summoned to testify at former Liberian President Charles Taylor's war crimes trial, addressing allegations Taylor gave the supermodel an uncut diamond at a South African reception in 1997, the London-based Guardian newspaper reports.

The International Criminal Court has granted a request by prosecutors to summon Campbell and... Free article

Water charges: More about raising taxes than saving water

1 July 2010

WATER CHARGES proposed by the Fianna Fáil and Green Party administration are more about forcing more taxes on the public rather than conserving water when there is huge waste at source, Sinn Féin has said.

Dublin South Central TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald say the party will mount a vigorous campaign of opposition. The campaign was... Free article

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