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22 January 2009 Edition

An Chéad Dáil 90th Anniversary

22 January 2009

A SERIES of events organised by Sinn Féin was held on Wednesday, 21 January, in the historic Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of An Chéad Dáil Éireann. The keynote speaker on the evening was Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, MP, MLA. Below we reprint his address. Free article

Adams wishes new US President well

22 January 2009

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams MP MLA attended the inauguration of new US President, Barak Obama in Washington DC on Tuesday. Free article

Anglo Irish Bank nationalisation - 'Right move, wrong bank'

22 January 2009

AS SHARES in Irish banks continue to fall, crisis reigns in the banking sector as the Government begins what will be the first of many nationalisations. Sinn Féin, a supporter of state banking for decades, opposed the Anglo Irish Bank bail-out. Arthur Morgan, told An Phoblacht it was a case of "right move, wrong bank". Free article

Sinn Féin backs war crimes probe against Israel

22 January 2009

SINN FÉIN Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald this week backed UN calls for investigators to be sent into Gaza to examine charges of war crimes by Israel. Free article

Adams accuses so-called dissident republican groups of criminal actions

22 January 2009

SINN FÉIN West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has accused so-called dissident republican groups of engaging in "unacceptable criminal actions through extortion and intimidation." Free article


ROBERT HAMILL INQUIRY : RUC Reservist protected suspect

22 January 2009

WITHIN two weeks of the murder of Robert Hamill, the Catholic man who died after a beating by a sectarian mob in Portadown in 1997, the RUC knew the names of his killers, the Hamill Inquiry heard last week as public hearings began in Belfast. Free article

ROSEMARY NELSON INQUIRY: Ronnie Flanagan gives evidence

22 January 2009

APPEARING last week before the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, the former RUC chief constable and head of Special Branch, Ronnie Flanagan, claimed to be remarkably ill-informed. Free article

Sinn Féin Dáil leader tells TDs.. Work of First Dáil is 'unfinished business'

22 January 2009

THE Irish Government held an official commemoration to mark the 90th anniversary of the convening of the First Dáil in Dublin's Mansion House with a special sitting of the Dáil on Tuesday of this week, the day before the actual anniversary. The Government's error in failing to book the Mansion House for the date itself, 21 January - Sinn Féin had booked the Mansion House - was compounded by its spurning of an offer from Sinn Féin to accommodate a truly representative all-Ireland event - as the First Dáil was! Free article

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