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Amnesty International lashes Tory/DUP immunity blanket for British forces in North of Ireland conflict

22 November 2017

‘Such a move would in effect be the granting of a blanket amnesty for human rights abuses committed by former members of the security forces in Northern Ireland’ – Amnesty International Free article

BLOODY SUNDAY – 38 years waiting for truth and justice

2 July 2010

Truth costs nothing: it’s suppression of truth that’s costly

BY LAURA FRIEL

ANOTHER milestone in the struggle to establish the truth about Bloody Sunday has been met with the publication of the Saville Report. This is the second report commissioned by the British Government into the killing of civilians in Derry’s Bogside on January 30th 1972 by British paratroopers.
The first... Free article

In the beginnings...

2 July 2010

THE 40th anniversary of a series of key moments in the history of the struggle will be remembered in Belfast this summer through a series of events organised across the city.

The Defence of Ardoyne, the Battle of St Matthews and the Falls Road Curfew, all distinct in their own right, were also part of an escalation towards conflict that culminated in the British Army’s massacre... 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

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