19 April 2007 Edition

SF Assembly Chairs and vice-Chairs announced

19 April 2007

Sinn Féin Assembly Group leader John O'Dowd MLA has confirmed the party nominations as Chairs and Vice Chairs of the various Assembly Statutory and Standing Committees. Free article

Irish history goes up for sale again

19 April 2007

Sinn Féin held a protest outside the offices of James Adams Auctioneers on St. Stephens Green on Tuesday morning to oppose the sale of important historical documents from 1916 and the Tan War. The items included an original letter to British General Maxwell handwritten by Pádraig Pearse on the eve of his execution on 3 May 1916. Concern has been expressed that the letter was formerly in the possession of the Pearse family and was bequeathed to the State, yet Adams Auctioneers provided no evidence of how it came into the possession of the anonymous owner who put it up for auction on Tuesday. Free article

DPP failing to prosecute British crown forces

19 April 2007

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice issues Alex Maskey has said that there is a clear problem within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions when it comes to prosecuting members of British State Forces who have been involved in killing citizens in Ireland. Free article

Support emigrants in US at Dublin rally

19 April 2007

Incoming Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Seán Crowe TD and a number of Sinn Féin councillors from around the country attended last weekend's rally organised by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform in Dublin. McGuinness praised the efforts of the ILIR and pledged Sinn Féin's "full support for the ILIR and its campaign to win legal status for the estimated 40,000 plus undocumented Irish living and working in the USA". Free article

Sympathy on Virginia massacre

19 April 2007

The future First Minister and deputy First Minister offered their condolences this week to the American people following the massacre at Virginia Tech University. In a letter to US President George Bush, Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness said: Free article

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International : Nearly 40,000 hectares of forest vanishing every day

19 April 2007

If oil exploitation has proven controversial and environmentally devastating, it seems that the exploitation of biofuels may not be of any benefit for the environment. The commercial growing of African palm, used to produce biodiesel, has become one of the main causes of deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Indonesia. Free article

'Mood for change is palpable' in Donegal

19 April 2007

Around five hundred Republicans from across the North West gathered at Jackson's Hotel in Ballybofey on Sunday last to jointly launch Donegal Sinn Féin's election campaign for Cllr Pádraig Mac Lochlainn in Donegal North East and Cllr Pearse Doherty in Donegal South West. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

19 April 2007

Gender pay gap still prevalent, Union urge Government to show concern for undocumented migrant workers in Ireland and Nurses' industrial action will continue Free article

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