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8 April 2010 Edition

Adams welcomes election campaign announcement

8 April 2010

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has welcomed the announcement by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the general election will take place on 6 May. Free article

Quinn Group crisis - It's the jobs, stupid!

8 April 2010

Sinn Féin's elected representatives in Fermanagh South Tyrone and Cavan Monaghan have rallied to make the case for saving Quinn Group jobs after Quinn Insurance was placed into administration by the new 26-County financial regulator last week. Free article

1916 EASTER COMMEMORATIONS 2010

8 April 2010

The oration delivered by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at the Republican Plot in Milltown cemetery on Easter Sunday was one of the most inspirational speeches delivered at the graves of our fallen comrades in a long time. That was the view of many of those who attended the annual Easter Commemoration on Sunday past. The defiant mood of the speech was the message that many wanted to hear. Those who marched, numbering in their thousands, and the many hundreds more who lined the parade route from Beechmount Avenue to Milltown, were sending a signal to our enemies that the spirit of republican resistance, which has brought us to where we are now, will outlast the present campaign of vilification that is being directed at the party leadership. Sunday's parade was led by a colour party of women dressed in the period uniforms of Cumann na mBan and the reception they received from onlookers along the road was uplifting. The now customary 'Flying Columns' were also greeted warmly by the crowds as they paraded along the Falls. As the huge crowd made its way to the republican plot, where the solemn ceremony of commemoration was held, it was encouraging to see that among the crowds were many young people. Here we carry Gerry Adams' speech in full. Free article

Message for militarist factions

8 April 2010

In his address at the Lurgan Easter commemoration, Sinn Féin national chairperson Declan Kearney said that, as a result of the republican struggle, Irish unity is now inevitable, and he also had a strong message for militarist factions on the fringes of republicanism. Free article

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Ireland: A Land of a thousand welcomes?

8 April 2010

SALOME MBUGUA, from Kenya, is the director of AkiDwA, (the African Women's Network Ireland), an organisation committed to empowering African women living in Ireland. The organisation recently launched a report calling on the Government to address health and safety issues facing women asylum seekers in state care. The report is entitled Am Only Saying it Now: Experiences of Women Seeking Asylum in Ireland. Free article

Finucane detective was warned off

8 April 2010

A new book by a former member of the RUC acknowledges collusion in the assassination of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. An RUC detective tasked with investigating the killing in 1989 was visited and warned by a senior RUC officer not to "get too deeply involved". Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

8 April 2010

THE PUBLIC SERVICE AGREEMENT: Teachers reject last week's union deal with Government at Croke Park Free article


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