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14 December 2006 Edition

Finglas shootings: McDowell a failure and should resign

14 December 2006

Twenty six County Justice Minister Michael McDowell is a failure and the government has no strategy to combat the threat posed by armed criminal gangs who are operating virtually with impunity, according to Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD. Free article

Prisoners should have been released

14 December 2006

Sinn Féin TDs joined a large group of republicans in a vigil at the gates of Leinster House on Wednesday, 13 December to call for the release of republican prisoners. Free article

Sinn Féin delegation meets Orde

14 December 2006

Sinn Féin delegation led by party President Gerry Adams and including Assembly members Gerry Kelly, Caitriona Ruane and Michelle Gildernew met on Wednesday morning with the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde in Stormont. Free article

IMC - tool of the securocrats

14 December 2006

Sinn Féin's case seeking a declaration that the establishment of the so-called Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) was unlawful is being heard this week in London. Free article


Tenants' rights: Campaign launched

14 December 2006

Sinn Féin has launched a campaign in Dublin on tenants' rights. The party has identified a number of issues on which it intends to campaign for increased tenant protections, and has brought out a leaflet on the issue. Free article

Equality: No half way house

14 December 2006

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Equality and Human Rights, Caitriona Ruane commenting on the debate in the Assembly on Monday on the rights of people to protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation has said that everyone should have the same rights and legal protections, there is no half way house - you cannot have equality for some. Free article

Threats against Sinn Féin leadership are serious

14 December 2006

Sinn Féin's Justice and Policing Spokesperson and North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly said last Friday, 8 December, that he is treating seriously a warning of a threat against him. It was the third incident in recent weeks of a threat against senior Sinn Féin members. Free article

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