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2 April 2012 Edition

Ballymurphy Massacre families press for meeting with Prime Minister

2 April 2012

THE ‘Ballymurphy Massacre Families’ - relatives of 11 civilians shot dead by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in west Belfast in the days around internment, 9 to 11 August 1971 - have pressed home their demand for a face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in briefings with Members of Parliament at Westminster. Free article

Acht Teanga Thar Am

2 April 2012

TÁ SÉ i bhfad thar am anois go mbeadh Acht Teanga tógtha isteach sa reachtaíocht sna Sé Chontae. Bhí sé seo geallta i gComhaontú Chill Rďmhinn sa bhliain 2006 nuair a ghlac an Dá Rialtas agus na páirtithe uile le linn na n-idirbheartaíochtaí chun go dtabharfaí Acht Teanga isteach mar chuid de. Sé bliana ina dhiaidh, táthar fós ag fanacht le feidhmiú an achta úd. Free article

Gabi Zimmer new head of GUE/NGL MEPs

2 April 2012

THE NEW CHAIRPERSON of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left MEPs has vowed to maintain pressure for referenda across Europe on the Austerity Treaty and she has criticised the undemocratic decision-making that produced it. Free article

Mol an óige

2 April 2012

TÁ MO MHAC naoi mbliana d’aois inniu. Agus mé dhá scríobh seo tá mé ag cloisteáil ar chlár teilifíse go gcosnaíonn sé ar an meán dhá chéad míle euro páiste a thógáil in Éirinn. Freisin, tá eolas ag teacht amach go bhfuil socrú dhá dhéanamh ag an Rialtas ó dheas banna eile a thógáil amach, nach mbeidh iníoctha go dtí 2025, in áit an nóta barántais Anglo. An cheist atá seo ag ardú i m’intinn ná cén ualach atá muid ag leagan ar ghuaillí ár gclann agus clann ár gclainne agus cén tionchar a bheidh aige seo orthu agus ar an tír ina mhaireann siad? Premium service article

Fógraí Bháis: Muriel Barr, Derry

2 April 2012

MURIEL BARR passed away at the Foyle Hospice in Derry on 12 January and in her passing the republican community lost a woman of Ireland in every sense of the word. Free article

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Fógraí Bháis: US Congressman Donald Payne, New Jersey

2 April 2012

CONGRESSMAN DONALD M PAYNE of New Jersey, the first African American member of Congress from New Jersey and a great friend of Ireland, passed away on 28 February of complications from colon cancer. Free article

Fógraí Bháis: Bridie Murphy, Wexford

2 April 2012

THE death of Bridie Murphy, The Villas, Clonroche, Wexford, brought to an end a life totally committed to the republican cause. The second child in a family of five (four girls and one boy), Bridie was born in Dublin City to a Wexford (Clonroche) father and a Dublin mother. Free article

Fógraí Bháis: Jim Ferry, Donegal

2 April 2012

DONEGAL NORTH EAST Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has paid tribute to former Donegal County Councillor and Buncrana Town Councillor Jim Ferry, who died on 25 March. Jim had served on Donegal County Council for eight years from 1991 to 1999 and on Buncrana Town Council for over ten years from 1991 to 2002, serving as Chair of Buncrana Town Council from 1997 to 1998. Free article

Northern soccer’s elephant in the room

2 April 2012

BEFORE I START, I want to get something clear: I am biased against Linfield. I grew up following Cliftonville FC in North Belfast and the arch rivals/enemy was Linfield. They also happened to be the most successful team in the league played in the North, although I believe that had a lot to do with the fact that they were also the richest team in the league. Premium service article


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