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Sinn Féin TD’s call on Government to reverse inequitable changes to state pension

18 January 2018

Sinn Féin TD’s Mary Lou McDonald TD and John Brady TD have today called on the Government to reverse the discriminatory 2012 changes to the state pension, which were introduced by the Labour Party’s Joan Burton and have disproportionately impacted on women, with some losing up to €30 a week in their payment.

By changing the eligibility criteria for the higher pension rates, the... Free article

Time to ‘Stand Up Against Sectarianism’ – #SUAS

14 October 2017

Political, civil, church and community leaders need to speak out with one voice against sectarianism, just as they have rightly done so in the past against racism Free article

Unionist ex-minister John Taylor refuses to apologise to UVF bomb victim’s daughter

13 October 2017

In 1971, Taylor insisted the UVF attack on McGurk’s Bar was an IRA ‘own goal’; this week he washed his hands of responsibility, refusing to admit he was wrong or to apologise. Free article

Assembly gets formal complaint over DUP Speaker's alleged ties to UDA-linked group

13 October 2017

Stormont parties – except DUP – call for Robin Newton to go after BBC TV probe Free article

Che Guevara stamp sells out first run in ‘unprecedented’ public demand

12 October 2017

An Post hopes new stocks of €1 stamp will become available for general sale Free article

Gerry Adams welcomes Fatah and Hamas agreement as opportunity to revive peace process

12 October 2017

‘I urge the international community to speedily grasp this opportunity and encourage all sides to open up a renewed dialogue to making progress in the peace process’ Free article

Oireachtas Good Friday Committee to meet groups working with those affected by violence

11 October 2017

Watch proceedings live with reps from Pat Finucane Centre, Justice for the Forgotten, Relatives for Justice Free article

Dublin Greek Film Festival returns with award-winning movies – 19-22 October

9 October 2017

The festival will be presenting cinematic visions of Greece through features, documentaries and shorts along with few special events, including a concert and photo exhibition Free article

Women footballers’ victory a great result for teamwork and union, conference hears

6 October 2017

‘The stance taken by international captain Emma Byrne and her colleagues has brought the message of the victories that can be won through collectivisation’ Free article

Gerry Adams has 20-minute phone call with Catalan President – ‘Assured me his Government stands ready to talk’

6 October 2017

Onus on EU to help inclusive dialogue and mediation to resolve crisis Free article

PSNI Chief Constable breaks bread with the DUP

6 October 2017

‘Cabinet minister Michael Gove addressed big DUP fund-raising dinner in Ballymena last night, attended by Chief Constable, business and others’ – News Letter Political Editor’s tweet Free article

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