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28 May 2009 Edition

Unionist mob murder man, leave one critical and beat pregnant woman

28 May 2009

ONE MAN was beaten to death, another was fighting for his life in hospital and a pregnant woman was mercilessly battered with baseball bats by a unionist mob in Coleraine celebrating Glasgow Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership on Sunday. The attackers ignored the woman's pleas that she was pregnant and continued to beat her. The onslaught came on Sunday evening when several cars, carrying 40 men and youths, many chanting UDA slogans, swept into the nationalist Heights neighbourhood. Free article

Child abuse scandal - shameful 2002 deal must be undone

28 May 2009

FOLLOWING last week's release of the shocking Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the Irish Government has come under mounting pressure to undo a controversial deal it did with religious orders in 2002 to compensate victims of abuse in religious run institutions. The Ryan Report showed that thousands of children were abused, raped, assaulted and terrorised over a period of three decades in institutions run mainly by religious orders in the 26 Counties. Free article

Kevin Lynch, the H-Block Hunger Strike and the seeds of change

28 May 2009

TWENTY-EIGHT years ago, on 1 August 1981, Kevin Lynch died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks, Long Kesh. Kevin had been on hunger strike for 71 days. He was just 25 years of age. Last Monday would have been Kevin's 53rd birthday. Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness was in Park, County Derry, on Sunday night to pay tribute to the young sportsman and heroic republican and the onus on us to fulfill the legacy that Kevin and his fellow Hunger Strikers left us. Free article

Sinn Féin EU Elections 2009 manifesto launch

28 May 2009

THE Sinn Féin EU manifesto was launched in Dublin on Monday, with Mary Lou McDonald declaring that Sinn Féin's priority is keeping Ireland at the heart of Europe and she outlined some of the achievements by herself and Bairbre de Brún. Free article


Belfast Sinn Féin Chairperson Bobby Storey's car attacked

28 May 2009

In the early hours of Saturday 23 May, a car belonging to Belfast Sinn Féin chairperson Bobby Storey was attacked and vandalised with black paint in the Andersonstown area. Speaking after the incident, Mr Storey said: "This is the latest in a series of attacks on Sinn Féin members, Sinn Féin offices and Republican memorials. Free article

Six Counties, South and North West EU constituencies profiled

28 May 2009

SINN FÉIN should hold its Six-County seat won in 2004 and and the party is in the running to take last seats in South and North West as the EU elections begin the last seven days of campaigning. But none of that will happen if we don't keep on canvassing, leafleting and fighting for every vote right up to when the polling stations close. Free article

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael - two sides of same coin

28 May 2009

SINN FÉIN Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has again called on the Left in Irish politics to come together in an 'Alliance for Change' as she launched a poster and leaflet outlining the similarities between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Speaking at the GPO in Dublin on Friday 22 May, she said people have to realise that if they want change they have to vote for change and that a vote for Fine Gael is a wasted vote in this election. Free article

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