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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

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

Homeless crisis could be worse than 1980s > Focus Ireland

13 September 2010

HOMELESS AGENCY Focus Ireland warns Government that its failure on housing will lead to "an entrenched homeless crisis much worse than the 1980s".

http://bit.ly/b7ebmw

Adams urges Spain to respond positively to ETA ceasefire

5 September 2010

GERRY ADAMS has urged a positive response from the Spanish Government to today's announcement by ETA of a ceasefire.

The Sinn Féin president and MP for West Belfast said:

“I welcome the announcement made today by ETA to pursue Basque independence through peaceful and democratic means. This is a significant statement and has the potential to bring about a permanent end to the... Free article

Hold 3 by-elections together, says Green Party minister

5 September 2010

GREEN PARTY Communications Minister Eamon Ryan says that all three long-overdue by-elections in the 26 Counties should be held at the same time.

He was commenting after newspaper reports that Fianna Fáil are planing to hold the Donegal South-West by-election in March in order to put an end to a legal challenge by Sinn Féin and Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty.  The case is due to... Free article

ETA ceasefire welcomed by Gerry Adams

5 September 2010

THE announcement by the Basque guerrilla organisation ETA of a ceasefire has been welcomed by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP.

The BBC reports:

It is unclear whether ETA is declaring a permanent or temporary ceasefire.

In the video obtained by the BBC, three hooded ETA fighters are shown sitting behind a desk with the ETA flag pinned up behind them.

The figure in the... Free article

Navan hospital rally: 'Closure threat to patients’

5 September 2010

SINN FÉIN Deputy Mayor of Navan Councillor Peadar Tóibín has said closures of services at Our Lady’s Hospital in the town are a threat to patient safety.

Addressing a rally of over 600 people to protest at the hospital cloure, the Deputy Mayor also criticised Fianna Fáil Minister and local TD Noel Depmsey for his lack of action in relation to the issue.

Peadar Tóibín... Free article

SARI (Sport Against Racism Ireland) Soccerfest 2010

5 September 2010

MEETING on Tuesday 7th September at 6.30pm in the offices of CONCERN for all Soccerfest 2010 volunteers.

Please use the entrance at 23/25 Grantham street, D2, just off Lower Camden Street. If you haven't registered yet but would like to then please come to the meeting.

Soccerfest 2010 takes place on Sat 11th and Sun 12th September at the Garda and Camogie Grounds, Phoenix... Free article

Gerry Adams on the Middle East peace talks in Washington

4 September 2010

THE Middle East peace talks, which formally opened in Washington on Thursday, have been given one year. It’s a tall order...

Read more at:-

http://leargas.blogspot.com/2010/09/peace-comes-dropping-slow.html

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