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11 December 2018

The first truly democratic election held in Ireland was the General Election of December 1918. Seismic political events, including the Home Rule crisis, the World War, the 1916 Rising and the Conscription threat had shaken the country since the last General Election in 1910. Women had the vote for the first time, other restrictions on the universal right to vote had been removed and the widening of democracy helped to ensure a stunning victory for Sinn Féin on a Republican platform. Free article

Fianna Fáil TD’s ‘Bob Cratchit attack’ on jobs rights agency

3 September 2010

A FIANNA FÁIL TD’s ‘Bob Cratchit attack’ on the Employment Rights Agency has been lashed by Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris (right), who said the agency fights for workers denied wages and fair conditions.

Ferris, Sinn Féin’s Workers’ Rights spokesperson, said Fianna Fáil TD Frank Fahey’s call for Government funding for the Employment Rights Agency be cut or that it be ‘amalgamated’... Free article

Video: Crumlin Children's Hospital protest

3 September 2010

SINN FÉIN activists, including local TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh, stage a protest against plans close Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, in Dublin and relocate services to the northside of the city in 2014.

http://www.youtube.com/user/aprnonline#p/u/1/xkfkhT5BlxQ

Don’t miss out on Winter Fuel Allowance, Derry Sinn Féin urges elderly

2 September 2010

SINN FÉIN Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has urged older people to make sure they don't miss out on the Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA). People over the age of 60 are entitled to the benefit, which helps alleviate the financial strain on older citizens during the winter period.

"There are many people over 60 who do not realise that they are entitled to claim this money. They have been... Free article

True unemployment rate could be 20%, says ICTU

2 September 2010

THE  true unemployment rate could be close to 20%, says Congress Economic Advisor Paul Sweeney.

He says that the official figures "significantly underestimate the 'true' level of unemployment and thus the scale of the social and economic devastation in communities across the country."

"When you add in the tens of thousands who have been forced to emigrate, the tens of ... Free article

ICTU will fight 'work for dole' scheme

2 September 2010

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions has warned the Government it will "vigorously oppose" its new work-for-dole scheme if it is not voluntary.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/ictu-warns-it-will-fight-work-for-dole-scheme-2319445.html

Record jobless: Sinn Féin urges Government change

2 September 2010

UNEMPLOYMENT in the 26 Counties hits new high as 455,000 sign on.

Sinn Féin warns the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government to shift its focus to job creation.

http://bit.ly/dtQPBY

Job-seekers: Free courses at National College of Ireland

2 September 2010

TWO weeks left for job-seekers to sign up for FREE business or computing course at National College of Ireland worth up to €5,750

http://short.ie/q92w75

Navan hospital cuts story broken by Sinn Féin Cllr Joe Reilly

1 September 2010

THE SHOCK NEWS about the transfer of acute surgical services from Our Lady's Hospital in Navan to Drogheda was broken by local Sinn Féin Councillor Joe Reilly, a member of the Dublin North East Regional Health Forum. The HSE was trying to keep the move under wraps.

The Sinn Féin councillor said the moving of surgical services from to an already- overcrowded Drogheda hospital was... Free article

Electricity prices to rise by 5%

1 September 2010

DOMESTIC electricity charges will rise by almost 5 per cent next month, it has been confirmed.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0901/breaking45.html

12% rise in families behind with mortgages

1 September 2010

NEW figures show that the number of mortgage accounts in arrears for more than 90 days has risen by more than 12 per cent since the end of March.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0901/breaking33.html

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