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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

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

People with disabilities say no more cuts - National demonstration: Wednesday, July 7th

1 July 2010

12 noon at Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square

March to Leinster House, Kildare Street

For more visit http://www.inclusionireland.ie/

Thanks to Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin for the information and the link.

The Hogan Stand

1 July 2010

Blowing out your vuvuzela

LET a fanfare of trumpets ring out, for vuvuzelas have been banned from Croke Park.The deafening South African plastic horns that emit an ear-splitting monotone drone like a Fine Gael backbencher after a heavy Sunday lunch will not be heard in the hallowed halls of HQ if the big noises in the GAA have their way. You can buy them in Dublin now but you... Free article

Jobless in South hits high

1 July 2010

THE number of people on the Live Register in the 26 Counties has risen to 452,882, its highest level ever.

The seasonally-adjusted Live Register figure increased from 439,100 in May to 444,900 in June, an increase of 5,800.

The standardised unemployment rate in June was 13.4%, up from 13.2% in May.

ENDS

Israel & EU: Sinn Féin MEP quizzes funding for Israeli military research

1 July 2010

EUROPEAN Commissioner Máire Geoghagan-Quinn has been asked by Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún how much EU taxpayers’ cash is going to companies likely to use the results of their EU-funded research to help Israel’s war machine.

Bairbre de Brún said:

“I have submitted a question to the European Commission asking how much funding has gone to companies which are likely to use the... Free article

Dublin High Court rejects electrical bosses' challenge to pay agreement

1 July 2010

THE High Court in Dublin has rejected on all counts a legal challenge on constitutional grounds by a group of electrical contractors to the Registered Employment Agreement (REA) on workers’ pay and conditions and a Labour Court ruling on the REA.

Technical Engineering & Electrical Union General Secretary Eamon Devoy, whose "Power Union" represents 10,000 members in the electrical... Free article

Sinn Féin raises prison conditions and Orange marches with Justice Minister David Ford

30 June 2010

A SINN FÉIN delegation led by party President Gerry Adams and including Justice spokesperson Alex Maskey and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness met with Justice Minister David Ford on Wednesday on issues including the ongoing situation in Maghaberry Prison and a number of upcoming contentious Orange parades.

Alex Maskey said after the meeting:

“We made it clear to Mr Ford... Free article

Clondalkin double murders: Extra Garda resources wanted

30 June 2010

CLONDALKIN Sinn Féin Councillor Matthew McDonagh has renewed his call for a significant increase in Garda resources for the Garda Drugs Squad after the double murder of two brothers in Neilstown, Dublin West, this week.

They came on the same day that the Garda seized 14kg of cocaine along with two semi-automatic handguns in Terenure.

“We have gardaí fully trained to fight crime... Free article

Ballykissane commemoration

28 June 2010

THE annual Ballykissane commemoration took place in Killorglin, County Kerry, on May 29th.

The opening address was given by Mairéad Ní Mhaoláin at the event in which Conn Keating, Donal Sheahan and Charlie Monaghan, the first casualties of the 1916 Rising, were commemorated.

These Volunteers met a tragic death as they attempted to assist the importation of arms on board The... Free article

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