19 May 2005 Edition

Minister has questions to answer on Fullerton case

19 May 2005

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Human Rights, Aengus ÓSnodaigh TD this week welcomed the fact that missing correspondence between the Irish and British Governments in relation to the review of the investigation into the 1991 assassination of Donegal County Councillor Eddie Fullerton by loyalists had resurfaced after queries from Sinn Féin. Free article

Dublin Monaghan bombing victims remembered

19 May 2005

• Survivors and relatives of the 1974 bombings in Dublin gathered on the anniversary on Tuesday at the memorial in Talbot Street to remember the victims in Dublin and Monaghan and to renew their calls for a full public inquiry Free article

Western Rail Corridor funding derailed

19 May 2005

Last Friday's one-day conference on the Western Rail Corridor (WRC) held in Castlebar had most, if not all commentators convinced that the government was finally about to make a solid commitment on its financial support for the reopening of the WRC. The day certainly had all the trappings that you would expect, with the issuing of a major announcement of government financial support. Free article

Fianna Fáil tries to mimic An Phoblacht - FF paper should spur Sinn Féin members to promote and sell An Phoblacht

19 May 2005

A leaked internal Fianna Fáil report has revealed that the party is ageing, has far fewer members than its head office believed, and is not attracting new members. Most of its local cumainn meet only once a year or less. The leak may well have been FF's own effort to stir its membership in preparation for the next General Election. Part of the same pre-election drive is the appearance of a Fianna Fáil paper - The Nation. Free article

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McMullan elected chair of Moyle Council

19 May 2005

Sinn Féin's Oliver McMullan made history on Monday night when he was elected as chair of Moyle District Council, the first time the party has held the position. In another historic first, the party went into Monday's meeting as the largest party on the council, with four councillors, and proposed the introduction of the D'Hondt system of voting. Free article

McGuinness to address Coiste youth camp

19 May 2005

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness is to address Coiste na nIarchimí's annual youth camp, which is being held in the picturesque Benburb Priory, County Tyrone, over the weekend of 11 and 12 June. Free article

Kildare hosts conference on EU Constitution

19 May 2005

On the day, Kildare Sinn Féin hosted a meeting of Sinn Féin representatives from throughout the Leinster constituency in the Town House Hotel on the theme of Europe, which was addressed by Eoin Ó Broin from the party's European Department, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD and Stellan Hermansson, General Secretary of the GUE/NGL (Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left) in the European Parliament. Free article

Sinn Féin re-launched in County Kildare - BY FIONNTÁN Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN

19 May 2005

Following a relatively barren period for Sinn Féin in County Kildare in recent years, the past weekend saw the revival of the party in the county, with the official launch of the Joe Cahill/Marie Wright Cumann at a well-attended meeting in the Town House Hotel, Naas on Saturday. Free article


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