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11 March 2010 Edition

A good day for the peace process

11 March 2010

ThIS WEEK'S vote in the Northern Assembly for the transfer of policing and justice powers from Britain to the Six Counties was a good day for the Peace Process and for Ireland. Despite the blatant electioneering of the Ulster Unionist Party, the motion was comfortably passed in the end. This transfer of powers is a long overdue part of the Good Friday Agreement, which was signed almost twelve years ago. Tuesday's vote allows for the final transfer of powers to take place on 12 April. Free article

Sinn Féin offers leadership

11 March 2010

Opening the 2010 Ard Fheis, Sinn Féin vice president Mary Lou McDonald extended support and solidarity to the family of Sinn Féin member Sam Marshall "who was murdered 20 years ago this weekend by unionist paramilitaries acting in collusion with the RUC and to all of those other families who have fought for the truth about Britain's involvement in the murder of their loved ones through the policy of collusion". Free article

O'Dowd says Stalker/Sampson must be published

11 March 2010

John O'Dowd this week witnessed the ongoing legal wrangle in the High Court between the PSNI and the coroner over access to the Stalker/Sampson Report in relation to six men shot dead by the RUC in North Armagh in 1982. Free article

Tacaíonn Mac Ádhaimh le Rith 2010 ag Cnoc an Anfa

11 March 2010

Rinne Uachtarán Shinn Féin Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh lainseáil Rith 2010 ag Cnoc an Anfa dé Máirt. Ina measc iad siúd ag rith bhí an tUasal Mac Ádhaimh, Airí, Conor Murphy, Caitríona Ruane agus Gerry Kelly, chomh maith le Comhaltaí ón Tionól agus foireann tacaíochta an pháirtí. Tosaíonn Rith 2010 i mBéal Feirste inniu agus críochnaíonn sé i n Gallaimh ar Lá na Féile Pádraig. Free article

Villanueva speaks on extradition case

11 March 2010

The Don't Extradite the Basques Campaign has welcomed the news that the Spanish authorities will not appeal against last week's High Court ruling that the extradition warrant against Arturo 'Benat' Villanueva is invalid. Free article

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Nuacht na nOibrithe

11 March 2010

Taxi drivers want Dempsey to pick up his job, Hospitals' strike notice gives Government time for talks, Aer Lingus to jettison 670 jobs and AIB bank chiefs walked away with huge pay-outs Free article

Executive investment in Gaeltacht Quarter welcomed

11 March 2010

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was in the Chultúrlann on the Falls Road last Thursday to meet with groups and organisations based in the pioneering cultural centre. He was there to celebrate a funding coup for the campaign to establish a Gaeltacht Quarter in Belfast. Free article

Gaza visit MEPs lobby President Buzek on EU role

11 March 2010

Six MEPs who participated recently in the largest delegation of European parliamentarians to visit Gaza met on Tuesday morning in the name of that delegation with Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament. The MEPs were accompanied by Mazen Kahel and Arafat Shoukri, Chair of the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza, an umbrella organisation of 30 NGOs across Europe. Free article

Ó Caoláin expresses sympathy with Cullen

11 March 2010

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has expressed sympathy with Fianna Fáil Minister Martin Cullen on his resignation due to ill health. He said Minister Cullen's further resignation as a Dáil Deputy was a shock that will no doubt have an effect on the stability of the government and called on Taoiseach Brian Cowen to now call a general election. Free article


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