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Sinn Féin TD’s call on Government to reverse inequitable changes to state pension

18 January 2018

Sinn Féin TD’s Mary Lou McDonald TD and John Brady TD have today called on the Government to reverse the discriminatory 2012 changes to the state pension, which were introduced by the Labour Party’s Joan Burton and have disproportionately impacted on women, with some losing up to €30 a week in their payment.

By changing the eligibility criteria for the higher pension rates, the... Free article

Bobby Sands book to be launched tomorrow by European Parliament vice-president

14 July 2010

THE Vice-President of the European Parliament, Roberta Angelilli MEP, is to launch a book about Bobby Sands tomorrow, July 15th, at the European Parliament Offices in Rome.

‘Il diario di Bobby Sands: Storia di un ragazzo irlandese’ is the translation by Italian journalist Silvia Calamati of a book first published in Ireland by Denis O’Hearn and Laurence McKeown.

That book, ‘I... Free article

Minister’s claim on by-election ‘insulting’ to voters in Donegal

14 July 2010

TOURISM & CULTURE Minister Mary Hanafin’s claim yesterday that there is no demand for a by-election in Donegal South-West is insulting to the people there and factually wrong, Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has said.

He pointed out that the last Irish Times poll showed 6 out of 10 voters wanting a by-election without any more delaying tactics by Mary Hanafin’s government.

On... Free article

Maskey slams those behind Ormeau Road trouble on Twelfth

13 July 2010

SOUTH BELFAST Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has hit out at those responsible for yesterday’s violence on the Ormeau Road, describing them as “the same people who have been terrorising this community over the past number of years”.

“Many of those involved in the trouble are the same people who have been selling drugs in the area and breaking into people’s homes in the area.

“Many of... Free article

Twelfth can’t be used to disguise hooligan actions in Strabane

13 July 2010

SINN FÉIN Councillor Brian McMahon says that the community in the Carlton Drive area of Strabane is angry at the hooligan actions of small number of young people in the area yesterday.

“Earlier yesterday, we had three Donegal-bound buses full of passengers attacked with missiles on the bypass. At least one passenger was injured and other deeply traumatised.  Later on, missiles... Free article

Donegal mayor's condolences over road traffic tragedy

13 July 2010

DONEGAL Mayor Councillor Cora Harvey (Sinn Féin) has expressed her condolences with all the families of the bereaved and injured in Sunday night’s crash on the Clonmany to Buncrana road.

“My heart goes out to the parents and families of all those bereaved and injured and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this tragic time for them.

“I would also like to, on behalf of the... Free article

By-election court challenge over George Lee's seat in Dublin South by Sinn Féin?

13 July 2010

DUBLIN SOUTH Sinn Féin representative Shaun Tracey has warned the Government that a High Court action similar to yesterday's taken by Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty over the delayed Donegal South-West by-election could be taken over the seat left vacant by Fine Gael's George Lee.

“While Dublin South differs slightly from Donegal South-West in that the seat there has been vacant... Free article

Government running scared of by-election voters, says Gerry Adams after High Court win

13 July 2010

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government is running scared of voters, Gerry Adams said after Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty won the first round in a High Court battle on Monday to force the Government to hold the Donegal South-West by-election.

The High Court granted Pearse Doherty leave for a judicial review into why the Donegal South-West by-election has not yet been... Free article

Orange Order parade in Ardoyne, plastic bullets, rioting – Sinn Féin responds

12 July 2010

AFTER disturbances around the Orange Order parade through nationalist Ardoyne on Monday evening, the Twelfth, local north Belfast Assembly member Gerry Kelly said:

“The first thing to be said about what happened here this evening is that this situation was brought about by the insistence of the Orange Order to march through three nationalist areas as an add-on to their main... Free article

Car crash fatalities ‘One of Donegal’s darkest days’ – Deputy Mayor of Donegal

12 July 2010

SPEAKING after the deaths of eight people in a road traffic accident in Donegal on Sunday night, the Mayor of Buncrana and Deputy Mayor of Donegal, Sinn Féin’s Councillor Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, has conveyed a sense of shock across the Inishowen peninsula.

Councillor Mac Lochlainn said:

“Once again the community here in Inishowen has been devastated by a road accident. This is... Free article

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