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15 January 2009 Edition

Major protests against slaughter in Gaza

15 January 2009

MAJOR protests against the Israeli military onslaught in Gaza took place in Dublin and Belfast last Saturday. Free article

Did Special Branch fund mid-Ulster UVF?

15 January 2009

ONGOING revelations regarding multi-million-pound contracts awarded to UVF-linked building companies in mid-Ulster continue to raise issues of state collusion in unionist paramilitary violence. Free article

Prospects and challenges for republicans

15 January 2009

THIS new year got off to a high octane start, but for all the wrong reasons. The economic and political horizons of 2009 have been shaped by the global and domestic financial and economic factors which by last December had driven the Irish economy into recession. Free article

Ó Snodaigh confronts Israeli Ambassador at Oireachtas Committee meeting

15 January 2009

SPEAKING at the meeting of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, 13 January, at which the Palestinian Delegate General to Ireland, Dr Hikmat Ajuri and Israeli ambassador Dr Zion Evrony appeared, Sinn Féin International Affairs Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said if an immediate ceasefire is not called the Committee should recommend to the Government that it seeks a suspension of the EU agreement which underpins preferential trade with Israel. Free article

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North-west EU candidate steps up to the mark

15 January 2009

PÁDRAIG MAC LOCHLAINN (35) is a Sinn Féin councillor for County Donegal and is also a Buncrana Town councillor. His father, the late Réamonn Mac Lochlainn, was an IRA Volunteer who served over nine years in English jails. Although he was always very close to his father and is very proud of him, Pádraig is very much his own man and is, as he puts it, "to be judged on my own merits". Judging from his performance to date, his merits are considerable indeed. He tells ELLA O'DWYER about the neglect suffered by communities in the Ireland North-West EU constituency and talks about the European Parliament as 'another site of struggle.' Free article

Unemployment could reach 450,000 across island by end 2009

15 January 2009

A RECORD net loss of 120,987 jobs in the 26 Counties last year and a Six-County unemployment figure now rising at its fastest rate in 30 years shows that, across Ireland, jobs and unemployment are the key economic issues in 2009. Free article

World watches as Israel pushes Gaza towards catastrophe

15 January 2009

"TERRIFIED, starving, traumatised, thirsty, desperate" - this is how Maxwell Gaylard, the UN's humanitarian co-ordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, described the residents of Gaza last week. Free article


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