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Northern party leaders in joint call to remain in customs union and single market

22 May 2018

Sinn Féin's leadership joined with the leaders of other anti-Brexit parties in the north to make a joint call for the north to remain in both the customs union and single market and to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. Free article

Million march for Catalonia's right to autonomy

11 July 2010

BARCELONA: More than a million people have gathered in Barcelona to demand greater regional autonomy for Catalonia and protest against a recent court ruling forbidding the prosperous region from calling itself a nation.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/million-march-for-catalonias-right-to-autonomy-20100711-105p2.html


US Open winner Graeme McDowell: British or Irish?

10 July 2010

GOLF CHAMPION Graeme McDowell has tried to end the confusion over whether he should be described as Irish or British.

The 2010 US Open winner comes from Portrush in County Antrim and says:

“Mum's a Catholic, Dad's a Protestant, I was brought up Presbyterian but... I'm Irish.”

He told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in the United States that he’s Irish.

McDowell has made it clear,... Free article

Dropping of flat-rate property tax welcomed by Sinn Féin

10 July 2010

REPORTS that the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government has dropped plans for a property tax in this year's Budget have been welcomed by Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD.

Deputy Morgan said a flat-rate universal property tax would unfairly punish struggling families who are already hit with a range of direct and indirect regressive taxes and duties by this... Free article

Police Ombudsman must issue new report into McGurk’s Bar bombing to restore confidence

9 July 2010

A NEW REPORT into the UVF bombing of McGurk’s Bar in 1971 has to be produced by the Police Ombudsman has to be produced to rebuild confidence amongst the victims’ families and the wider public, Sinn Féin North Belfast Assembly member Gerry Kelly has said.

“The report given to the relatives of those killed in the UVF attack on McGurk’s bar was so inaccurate that it couldn’t even... Free article

McGurk's Bar bombing report withheld after relatives' outcry

9 July 2010

POLICE OMBUDSMAN Al Hutchnison has suspended today's scheduled publication of his report into the RUC investigation of the 1971 UVF bombing of McGurk's Bar in north Belfast which claimed the lives of 15 people, including two children.

The Police Ombudsman said he will be meeting relatives to discuss their concerns.

McGurk's Bar bombing report to be published today compounds relatives' grief

9 July 2010

FIFTEEN people, including two children, died when a UVF bomb exploded at McGurk's Bar in north Belfast in December 1971.

The bombing was initially blamed by the authorities on the IRA as a premature explosion, a so-called 'own goal'.

Relatives of the victims have expressed their upset at Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson's findings.

UTV and RTÉ news reports on the probe into... Free article

The Twelfth: Gerry Adams appeals for calm after Orange Order rejects parades plan

9 July 2010

GERRY ADAMS has appealed for calm over the Twelfth period, describing the Orange Order's rejection of draft proposals agreed by the DUP and Sinn Féin to solve the issue of controversial parades as “deeply disappointing”. He warned that unionist and nationalist fringe elements may seek to provoke trouble around the Twelfth.

The Sinn Féin president revealed that he has written to... Free article

Ex-Green Party Councillor Chris O'Leary (Independent) joins Sinn Féin

8 July 2010

PROMINENT former Green Party councillor, Independent Cork City Councillor Chris O’Leary, has today joined Sinn Féin.

Chris works full-time as a project manager in a Community Development Project on the city’s northside and has been involved in anti-poverty work for many years.

The well-known environmental activist has also spent time working on a voluntary basis in Latin... Free article

Taoiseach in denial on disability cuts

7 July 2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen is in denial on the reality of cuts to services for disabled people and carers Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said as families and campaign groups protested in Dublin, Galway and Mayo against cuts in disability services.

“Both yesterday and today in the Dáil, the Taoiseach has been in denial on the reality of... Free article

Power-sharing in ESB buy-up could benefit consumers North and South

7 July 2010

THE purchase by ESB of the North’s electricity supplier, NIE, could mean lower energy prices to consumers throughout Ireland, Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin has said.

"The benefits to consumers of one energy provider are obvious. It will assist in all-Ireland harmonisation and should deliver efficiencies through elimination of duplication of resources resulting in lower energy... Free article

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