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50th anniversary of first Civil Rights march to be marked on Saturday

16 August 2018

This Saturday the 50th anniversary of the first organised civil rights march in the North will be marked with a commemoration march from Coalisland to Dungannon. Free article

The Ballymurphy Massacre

27 August 2010

The children speak out

‘THE BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE’ is the name given to the murderous rampage in the 36 hours after the introduction of internment in August 1971 when 11 civilians – 10 men, including a local priest, and a mother of eight children – were killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. The same regiment went on less than six months later to gun down 14 civil... Free article

Climate emergency demands emergency response

27 August 2010

  BY EMMA CLANCY

THE deadly extreme weather and natural disasters that have hit Pakistan, China and Russia in the past two months sound an undeniable warning - we’re rapidly losing a safe climate.

In Pakistan, the worst flooding in the state’s history has killed more than 1,200 people, left 20million homeless and submerged more than one-fifth of the country. The monsoon rains... Free article

Youth get answers at Gasyard Féile

27 August 2010

THE Young People’s Questions & Answers session with Sinn Féin and community leaders, entitled ‘From the Armalite to the Ballot Box’, hosted by Ógra Shinn Féin as part of 2010 Gasyard Féile in Derry City has been hailed as a success.

The event was chaired by Nicole Lamberton of Ógra and Martin McGuinness and Martina Anderson were among the panellists.

Derry Ógra Shinn Féin... Free article

Howth Gun Running re-enacted

27 August 2010

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THE 96th anniversary of the Howth Gun Running was marked recently by Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin activists recreating the historic events of 1914.

Wearing replica Irish Volunteers uniforms, ÓSF actvists distributed leaflets in English, Irish, Spanish and Polish to the many locals and tourists who had gathered to watch the commemoration take place. After the distribution of... Free article

Turning out for Belfast Pride

27 August 2010

THE colourful and vibrant 2010 Gay Pride Parade in Belfast last month was actively supported by Ógra Shinn Féin and MEP Bairbre de Brún taking part.

The Belfast Pride parade, the biggest in Ireland, brought to a successful close a wide range of events that demonstrate pride but also aim to raise awareness and build respect and understanding of diversity, particularly for the... Free article

Ógra joins emigration protests at airports and seaports

27 August 2010

EMIGRATION, particularly among the young, has reached crisis point, according to Ógra Shinn Féin National Organiser Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire.

To highlight the extremely high emigration figures which emerged from a recent ERSI report, Ógra Shinn Féin took part in a week of action by Sinn Féin across the 26 Counties in August.

Activists rallied and leafletted at Sligo, Knock, Cork... Free article

ConDem economics are fantasy and fiction

27 August 2010

 

 

g  BY EMMA CLANCY

“I CAN BEST describe our approach as like the methodical turnaround of a failing business. When a company is failing - when spending is rising, sales are falling and debt is mounting - you need someone to come in with energy, ideas and vision and take a series of logical steps.” That’s what British Tory Prime Minister David Cameron told the press in... Free article

Fianna Fáil failure on jobs and emigration highlighted in protests by Sinn Féin

27 August 2010

 

 

SINN FÉIN activists have been busy on the ground in the summer weeks campaigning on bread and butter issues affecting families.

Fianna Fáil TDs and councillors are feeling the heat from Sinn Féin councilors across the state demanding that the Government pulls the plug on the ESB price hike that will come with a planned 5% levy.

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh led party... Free article

Maghaberry Prison protest ends in agreement

27 August 2010

 

 

THE prisoners’ protest in Roe House, Maghaberry, over conditions and visiting rights was resolved on August 12th after protracted talks between prison authorities and a facilitation group made up of members from the of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Creggan Enterprises in Derry, and the Amsterdam-based Dialogue Advisory Group.

Sinn Féin delegations had also met the... Free article

Media view

27 August 2010

Ireland number one on ‘freedom index’

WELCOME to the 17th best place in the world, according to Newsweek magazine.

If you doubt that rating in the post-Celtic Tiger impoverished state that is the 26 Counties now, well catch up on their top 10 world leaders. You will find basking at number five is Brian Cowen.

Yep, you have not been abducted by aliens and transplanted to a... Free article

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