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5 March 2009 Edition

Time for alternative government as public finance crisis exposed

5 March 2009

EXCHEQUER figures released on Tuesday, outlining a €2.3 billion shortfall compared to the same period last year have been described by Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald as "a public finance crisis" that cannot continue to go unchallenged. Speaking from Leinster House just after the figures were released, the Dublin MEP added that an "alternative government" was needed. Free article

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2009

5 March 2009

MARTIN McGUINNESS, joint First Minister in the North's Executive, made one of the keynote addresses to this year's Sinn Féin Ard Fheis. The political situation in the Six Counties is still "a battle a day" and Martin re-emphasised that the reunification of Ireland is not just a political imperative but is now - more than ever - an economic imperative. We reprint a slightly edited version of his speech. Free article

The search for justice

5 March 2009

THE search for justice by Northern nationalist communities continued last week with the family of Pearse Jordan calling for information to be released to enable the inquest into the killing to proceed. Free article

Sinn Féin Oireachtas members refuse to pass pickets at Dáil

5 March 2009

SINN FÉIN'S Oireachtas group of four TDs and one senator and Sinn Féin support staff refused to pass the Civil and Public Services Union (CPSU) pickets at the Dáil last week during the one-day civil service stoppage against the pension levy. Free article


Bairbre de Brún visits Gaza

5 March 2009

MEP Bairbre de Brún travelled to Gaza and to the West Bank this week as part of a group of MEPs from across the political spectrum in the European Parliament to see the situation at first-hand and to discuss the prospects for a move forward. Free article

Day of action against Dublin Bus cuts

5 March 2009

DUBLIN Sinn Féin held a day of action in support of Dublin Bus and its workers last Saturday over proposed cuts in jobs and services. Free article

Sinn Féin reps at Shankill policing forum

5 March 2009

TOP PSNI officers were challenged on a range of policing issues at a public meeting of the West Belfast District Policing Partnership held in the Highfield Community Centre in the Shankill Road area on the evening of Tuesday, 24 February. Free article

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