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13 March 2008 Edition

Sinn Féin leaders launch Easter Lily campaign

13 March 2008

SINN FÉIN'S four TDs and Senator Pearse Doherty launched the party's country-wide Easter Lily campaign on Tuesday, 11 March, remembering the men and women of 1916. The launch is part of the Sinn Féin's campaign to promote and popularise the cause of Irish unity. Free article

SF meets DUP in 'crisis' talks

13 March 2008

SINN FÉIN has held a behind the scenes meeting with the DUP in an attempt to avert possible difficulties in the power sharing executive. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams met DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson this week to discuss difficulties arising over a number of key issues, including the Irish Language Act, the development of the Long Kesh site and transfer of policing and justice powers. Free article

Governments must move on transfer of police and justice powers

13 March 2008

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness met with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday evening, 10 March, for an hour-long discussion on the political situation in the North. The meeting focused on the issue of transferring powers on policing and justice from London to the Six Counties. Free article

Ahern refuses to rule out Lisbon 2

13 March 2008

The Lisbon Treaty referendum will be held in the second week of June Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told the Dáil on Tuesday, 11 March. Free article

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

13 March 2008

Gach bliain thart ar an tréimhse reachtáltar féile ollmhór idirnáisiúnta, in ainneoin an méid sin áfach is iomaí daoine nach fios dóibh mar gheall air. An féile atá i gceist agam na Seachtain na Gaeilge. Is féile coicíse atá i seachtain na Gaeilge, a leanann ar feadh an dá seachtain roimh lá fhéile Pádraig. De gnáth eagraítear ócáidí mór a bhaineann leis an Ghaeilge i rith na coicíse seo. Is seans an dá seachtain seo níos mó daoine a spreagadh le Gaeilge a fhoghlaim, is a labhairt. Le blianta beaga anuas tá iarrachtaí móra déanta ag go leor grúpaí éagsúla an Ghaeilge a athbheochan, mar sin is cabhair iontach an tréimhse seo an Ghaeilge a thógáil. Free article

Republican women celebrated in Stormont

13 March 2008

THE ROOM was packed. If Jeffery Donaldson had imagined that his opposition to a commemoration organised by Sinn Féin to mark International Women's Day would overshadow the event, he must have been more than disappointed. Every seat and every available space was taken. Free article

Ferris and Morgan make the case for retraining initiatives

13 March 2008

JOBLESS figures continue to grow this week in the 26 Counties as live register figures for February revealed the highest monthly increase on record. The seasonally-adjusted figure rose by 8,500, leaving total unemployment 30,000 people higher than 12 months ago. Free article


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