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Those behind attacks have 'no plan, strategy or vision for the future' - Mary Lou McDonald

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Those responsible for the bomb attacks on the homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey, and the recent disturbances in Derry, have no "plan, strategy or vision for the future," Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has said. Free article

Around the councils

2 July 2010

First-ever Female First Citizen

County council demands Health Minister Harney’s resignation or sacking

ONE of the largest local authorities in the 26 Counties, South Dublin County Council, has backed a Sinn Féin motion calling on Health Minister Mary Harney to resign or be sacked.

The local authority represents a population of a quarter of a million.

Tallaght Sinn Féin... Free article

Bodenstown 2010

2 July 2010

‘We are the United Irishmen and Irishwomen of 2010’

IN BRILLIANT sunny weather and temperatutres around 20C, thousands of republicans from across Ireland gathered in Sallins, County Kildare, on Sunday, June 20th, to parade to Sallins Churchyard to honour ‘The Father of Irish Republicanism’, Theobald Wolfe Tone.

The events were chaired by Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty.

Here... Free article

A truly historic poll

2 July 2010

THE most important aspect of the Irish Times poll in June was not the 32% for Labour but the combined 45% for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
Individual polls tell you very little; it’s the overall trend that counts.
Since February 2009, Labour has scored from 20% to 25% in the MRBI polls. The dramatic 10-point jump in June could be either an anomaly or an indicator of a significant... Free article

Slash-and-burn Westminster Budget targets poor

2 July 2010

BY EMMA CLANCY

TORY British Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence that “We’re all in this together” in the lead-up to the announcement of his slash-and-burn Emergency Budget on June 22nd was met with anger and scepticism from those in the Government’s crosshairs.
The Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition’s Emergency Budget takes special aim at welfare recipients and public sector... Free article

Key speakers at Ógra youth jobs summit

2 July 2010

ICTU, trade unions, NYCI, Labour Youth and Socialist Youth speak on Ógra Shinn Féin platform

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions, trade union Unite, the Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed, Independent Workers’ Union, the National Youth Council of Ireland, Labour Youth and Socialist Youth all sent platform speakers to Ógra Shinn Féin’s youth unemployment conference in... Free article

Ógra at Basque youth rally in Brussels

2 July 2010

ÓGRA Shinn Féin activists David Collins and Evan Maxwell represented the republican youth organisation at a mass rally in Brussels, the hub of the European Union, on May 29th in support of the Basque youth movement.
They were campaigning against the repression of their peaceful political work by the Spanish and French states.
Last November, 34 youths were arrested in the Basque... Free article

Civil Partnerships Bill must go ahead

2 July 2010

THE Irish Government’s Civil Partnership Bill must go ahead before the summer recess and “there should be no wavering on this basic civil rights issue”, Sinn Féin Justice and Equality spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has said.
Responding to the statement from the Catholic bishops opposing the civil rights legislation, Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:
“Like any other citizens, the Catholic... Free article

The Julia Carney Column

2 July 2010

England World Cup shocker

I'M WORRIED about England’s progress in the World Cup. As we go to print they’re third in their group and the clash with Slovenia is going to be decisive. Ladies and gentlemen, comrades, there is a distinct possibility England might be going home early, and that’s no cause for celebration.

I’m panicking. I’m checking the sports pages of the papers. I... Free article

Pádraig Barton - An inspiring young republican

2 July 2010

IT WAS with great shock and sadness that young republicans from across Ireland learned of the tragic death of Derry Ógra Shinn Féin activist Pádraig Barton.

Pádraig was involved in an accident outside Derry City in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 6th, and tragically passed away in Altnagelvin Hospital on Monday, June 7th.

Pádraig was a well-known, extremely dedicated ... Free article

Notices

2 July 2010

I nDíl Chuimhne

“Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.” – Pádraig Mac Piarais

24 June 1974: Volunteers Gerard CRAIG and David RUSSELL, Derry Brigade

25 June 1973: Volunteer Dermot CROWLEY, Cork Brigade

25 June 1973: Volunteers Patrick CARTY and Seán LOUGHRAN, Tyrone Brigade

25 June 1986: Volunteer Brian DEMPSEY,... Free article

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