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13 December 2007 Edition

SF conference Engaging Modern Ireland - Shaping our republicanism for Today's Ireland

13 December 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP delivered the keynote address to the Sinn Féin conference Engaging Modern Ireland, in Dublin last weekend. Here we reprint an edited version of that address. Free article

Ahern urged to reconsider Sinn Féin action plan to tackle drugs crisis

13 December 2007

AFTER a spate of drug-related deaths in the 26 Counties in the past week and the broadcast on Monday night of an RTÉ documentary exposing the huge extent of cocaine abuse in Ireland, public representatives and community workers have called for urgent action by the Government. Free article

Community leaders angry over threats to Meehans

13 December 2007

IN A DEMONSTRATION of support for Briege Meehan and the Meehan family, community workers and church leaders gathered in the Ardoyne Community centre last Thursday, 6 December, and demanded an end to the threats against the family. Free article

Budget 2008 : Fiannna Fáil pre-election promises abandoned

13 December 2007

FINANCE MINISTER and Tánaiste Brian Cowen's 2008 Budget last Wednesday week, 5 December (as An Phoblacht went to press), contained no major surprises as many suspected stealth charges were increased while minor adjustments were made to tax credits and bands. Free article


Bid to airbrush collusion from Miami

13 December 2007

ATTEMPTS to airbrush the issue of collusion out of the murders of members of the Miami Showband 32 years ago is unacceptable and will fail, Sinn Féin Newry/Armagh MLA Mickey Brady has said. Free article

State killings and the struggle for justice

13 December 2007

The decision of PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde to allow the North's senior coroner access to the Stalker/Sampson report into the summary execution of six unarmed men in County Armagh in 1982 marks the latest breakthrough in the long running battle to secure a public forum to examine state killings in the North. Free article

Human rights report slams Shannon rendition flights

13 December 2007

THE 26-County state is failing to live up to its human rights obligations by accepting US diplomatic assurances that flights used for 'extraordinary rendition' are not passing through Irish airports, the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has said in a report published this week. Free article

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