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'Wherever Brexit circus stumbles to, Ireland must be protected' - Mary Lou McDonald

17 November 2018

In this article, first published in the Irish News, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald writes that amid the current Brexit crisis, the backstop must be protected . Free article

Protests Friday at Fianna Fáil ministers’ offices and dole over record unemployment rate

1 July 2010

THE announcement this week of the highest-ever unemployment figure in the history of the 26-County state and a lack of Government concern will be highlighted on Friday by Ógra Shinn Féin protests at a number of locations.


Ógra Shinn Féin is demanding that the Government initiates a stimulus package to help get people back to work.

Ógra activists will picket the following... Free article

Anglo Irish biggest loser of all banks in the world but taxpayers pick up the tab

1 July 2010

ANGLO IRISH BANK, the newly-nationalised state bank, has incurred the greatest losses by any bank in the entire world.

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Arthur Morgan says it is a sorry indictment of where Government priorities lie and that the biggest losers are the taxpayers. Deputy Morgan also reiterated his call for the financial sector to set up its own rescue fund instead... Free article

Naomi Campbell called to testify at war crimes trial

1 July 2010

NAOMI CAMPBELL and actress Mia Farrow will be summoned to testify at former Liberian President Charles Taylor's war crimes trial, addressing allegations Taylor gave the supermodel an uncut diamond at a South African reception in 1997, the London-based Guardian newspaper reports.

The International Criminal Court has granted a request by prosecutors to summon Campbell and... Free article

Water charges: More about raising taxes than saving water

1 July 2010

WATER CHARGES proposed by the Fianna Fáil and Green Party administration are more about forcing more taxes on the public rather than conserving water when there is huge waste at source, Sinn Féin has said.

Dublin South Central TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald say the party will mount a vigorous campaign of opposition. The campaign was... Free article

People with disabilities say no more cuts - National demonstration: Wednesday, July 7th

1 July 2010

12 noon at Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square

March to Leinster House, Kildare Street

For more visit http://www.inclusionireland.ie/

Thanks to Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin for the information and the link.

The Hogan Stand

1 July 2010

Blowing out your vuvuzela

LET a fanfare of trumpets ring out, for vuvuzelas have been banned from Croke Park.The deafening South African plastic horns that emit an ear-splitting monotone drone like a Fine Gael backbencher after a heavy Sunday lunch will not be heard in the hallowed halls of HQ if the big noises in the GAA have their way. You can buy them in Dublin now but you... Free article

Jobless in South hits high

1 July 2010

THE number of people on the Live Register in the 26 Counties has risen to 452,882, its highest level ever.

The seasonally-adjusted Live Register figure increased from 439,100 in May to 444,900 in June, an increase of 5,800.

The standardised unemployment rate in June was 13.4%, up from 13.2% in May.

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Israel & EU: Sinn Féin MEP quizzes funding for Israeli military research

1 July 2010

EUROPEAN Commissioner Máire Geoghagan-Quinn has been asked by Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún how much EU taxpayers’ cash is going to companies likely to use the results of their EU-funded research to help Israel’s war machine.

Bairbre de Brún said:

“I have submitted a question to the European Commission asking how much funding has gone to companies which are likely to use the... Free article

Dublin High Court rejects electrical bosses' challenge to pay agreement

1 July 2010

THE High Court in Dublin has rejected on all counts a legal challenge on constitutional grounds by a group of electrical contractors to the Registered Employment Agreement (REA) on workers’ pay and conditions and a Labour Court ruling on the REA.

Technical Engineering & Electrical Union General Secretary Eamon Devoy, whose "Power Union" represents 10,000 members in the electrical... Free article

Sinn Féin raises prison conditions and Orange marches with Justice Minister David Ford

30 June 2010

A SINN FÉIN delegation led by party President Gerry Adams and including Justice spokesperson Alex Maskey and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness met with Justice Minister David Ford on Wednesday on issues including the ongoing situation in Maghaberry Prison and a number of upcoming contentious Orange parades.

Alex Maskey said after the meeting:

“We made it clear to Mr Ford... Free article

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