7 February 2008 Edition

Time for 'super-profit' tax on

7 February 2008

SINN FÉIN Economy spokesperson Mitchel McLaughlin MLA has called on the British and Irish governments to introduce a 'super-profit' tax after Shell Oil announced profits for 2007 had soared to $31.3 billion from $25.4 billion the previous year. Free article

Looking forward to the 2008 Ard Fheis

7 February 2008

THIS month's Ard Fheis will be one of the most important in Sinn Féin's history, with a special focus on the economy, the Lisbon Treaty, and community safety. Free article

Mary Lou addresses thousands in Paris on Lisbon Treaty

7 February 2008

SINN FÉIN MEP Mary Lou McDonald addressed a gathering of thousands of activists in Paris at the invitation of the Committee for a Referendum in advance of the French parliament meeting in Versailles on Monday, 4 February. Free article

Time to establish All-Ireland Parliamentary Forum

7 February 2008

THE issues of the all-Ireland parliamentary forum and Northern representation in the Oireachtas have been raised by Sinn Féin TDs and MLAs in a meeting between Leinster House party whips and the Six-County Assembly's Committee on Procedures. Free article

Sinn Féin backs Mahon Tribunal motion

7 February 2008

SINN FÉIN endorsed last week's private member's motion from Fine Gael reiterating support for the Mahon Tribunal into planning corruption. But Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin reiterated Sinn Féin's position that Bertie Ahern has far bigger reason to resign than his financial affairs and his engagement at the tribunal. Free article

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EU Directive will lead to privatisation of postal services

7 February 2008

AN EU directive on opening the market in postal services will be detrimental to mail workers, local post offices and the public and will pave the way to privatisation in public services, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún warned this week. Free article

INTERNATIONAL : Pre-election swoop on Basque leaders

7 February 2008

ON the morning of Monday, 4 February, Spanish secret police arrested Batasuna's spokesperson, Pernando Barrena. His detention, followed by the arrest of his party colleague, Patxi Urrutia, in the Spanish Government campaign to round up all Batasuna leaders ahead of the Spanish general election in early March. The arrest warrant was signed by Judge Baltasar Garzón, who charged them with "membership of a terrorist organisation and the criminal offence of acting in behalf of Batasuna". Pernando was arrested in his home town and he was taken by the police to witness the police raid of his home that lasted over two hours. Free article

Ár mbuíochas do na laochra sin

7 February 2008

Aibreán seo le teacht, beidh Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta deich mbliana ar an tsaol. Free article

'Ballymurphy 11' women speak in England

7 February 2008

TWO daughters of the Ballymurphy 11, Alice Harper and Briege Voyle, were speaking in six English cities last week to build support for an independent international investigation into the slaughter of their relatives and nine others by British soldiers in 1971. The speaking tour was hosted by the Troops Out Movement. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

7 February 2008

Wicklow jobs moved to Costa Rica, 26-County pay talks on the horizon, 4.8% on live register in 26 Counties, University catering staff ballot and Strike at Derry hospital Free article

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