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All-Ireland vote for the Irish Republic

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

Community sector jobs campaign launched

27 August 2010

Unions and community sector fight to save local jobs and services

BY DARRAGH O’CONNOR, SIPTU Community Sector Lead Organiser

THE community and voluntary sector, trade unionists, community groups and employers have launched the ‘Defending Ireland’s Communities’ campaign to fight Government cuts.

Suicide prevention course in Fermanagh

27 August 2010

 

 

TO coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, Ógra Shinn Féin are organising a suicide prevention course in Enniskillen on Saturday, September 11th.

The course, which is being part-funded by Enniskillen YouthBank, will run from 10am to 4pm and a buffet lunch will be provided. There is no charge to take part in the course but numbers are strictly limited... Free article

British Army lied over Para killing of schoolgirl

27 August 2010

A SCHOOLGIRL shot dead by a member of the Parachute Regiment in 1976 was not killed as a result of crossfire, as the British Army has claimed for the past 34 years.

A new report by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team has exposed the British Army’s version of events as another pack of lies which has allowed 3 Para to get away with murder. 

Majella O’Hare was shot in the back by... Free article

Donegal rallies against health cuts

27 August 2010

 

 

‘Time to support health care, not the wealth care of bankers and developers’– Mayor Cora Harvey

 

  BY JACK MURRAY

DONEGAL Mayor Cora Harvey of Sinn Féin has paid tribute to the 5,000 people who took to the streets around Letterkenny General Hospital in August to protest against health cuts.

Among the many community, voluntary, campaign and trade union groups on the... Free article

Vigilantism won’t solve problem of anti-social activity

27 August 2010

BY PAUL MASKEY Sinn Féin MLA

 

COMMUNITY SAFETY is the biggest challenge facing residents in west Belfast. We are all frustrated with anti-social behaviour and criminality, which most of us have directly experienced.

The question is: how are we collectively going to reduce this activity and improve the safety of our communities and the quality of life for local residents?

It... Free article

An Streacailt i 1966

27 August 2010

 

 

  LE SEÁN Ó MURCHADHA

TAMAILLÍN ó shin agus mé ar mo bhealach ó Chinn Mhara go Baile Uí Bheacháin thug mé faoi deara leacht thart fá dhá mhíle taobh amuigh de Chinn Mhara. Ní raibh cuma iontach ar an leacht ach bhí an scribhneoireacht soiléair go leor chun léamh. Bhí na focail seo ar an leacht:

Coiste Cuimhneacháin

Phádraig Uí Rioghbhardáin

A thóg an leacht seo mar... Free article

SDLP leader gets it wrong on intelligence

27 August 2010

SINN FEIN’S spokesperson on policing, Alex Maskey, has rejected the ludicrous suggestions by SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie that Sinn Féin is in any way responsible for the recent actions by so-called ‘dissidents’.
The South Belfast MLA was responding after the SDLP leader accused intelligence operations in the North of “getting nowhere” after a device planted in a wheelie bin... Free article

Sick political establishment and media ignore tax on illness

27 August 2010

 

 

FROM September 2010, Medical Card patients in the 26 Counties will be forced to pay a charge per item on their prescriptions for the first time. 

The most remarkable yet least noticed aspect of the closure of the Dáil and Seanad for the summer was the passing of legislation that undermines the Medical Card scheme and imposes these prescription charges. While there were... Free article

Relocating Monaghan rapid response vehicle risks lives

27 August 2010

 

THE relocation of the Rapid Response Vehicle from Monaghan to Castleblayney is putting the lives of patients in north Monaghan at risk, says Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McKenna, a member of the Dublin/North-East Regional Health Forum.

He said that the North-East Transformation document drawn up prior to the removal of acute medical cover from Monaghan General Hospital promised... Free article

Aislingí Lavery agus stair na hÉireann

27 August 2010

LE MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA 

MÁ TÁ sibh i lár chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath idir seo agus Deireadh Fómhair 31, ná cailligí an taispeántas ag Gealaraí na Cathrach, an Hugh Lane i gCearnóg Pharnell. Is iomaí mórshiúlta stairiúla a cuireadh tús leo taobh amuigh den Hugh Lane ach cé mhéad poblachtánaigh a théann isteach ann? Tá stair na hÉireann le feiceáil taobh istigh leis an... Free article

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