21 August 2008 Edition

Micro groups have no strategy for Irish Unity

21 August 2008

Sinn Féin Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew commenting on last weekend's attack on PSNI officers in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh has said that those carrying out these attacks have nothing to offer nationalists and no strategy for Irish Unity. Free article

Sinn Féin will not be intimidated by criminal threats

21 August 2008

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Antrim Daithí McKay has been informed by the PSNI that threats have been issued against himself and other Sinn Féin elected representatives in the North Antrim area by criminals based in the Dunclug area of Ballymena. Free article

Joe Hughes -100 years young

21 August 2008

Sinn Féin MP for Mid-Ulster Martin McGuinness expressed best wishes this week to Joe Hughes, father of IRA Hunger Striker Francis, on his 100th birthday. McGuinness who visited Joe on Wednesday on his birthday said that Joe Hughes was a fine Irishman who in the difficult months during the Hunger Strike stood shoulder to shoulder with his son. Free article

Call for resolution of Donegal apprentice problems

21 August 2008

CHAIRPERSON of Sinn Féin in Donegal, Mick Quinn has called on the Irish Government to be "creative and imaginative" in trying to resolve the major problems facing apprentices who are attempting to complete construction related apprenticeships in the face of the downturn in the construction sector. Free article

John Joe McGirl remembered 20 years on

21 August 2008

John Joe McGirl, former Vice President of Sinn Féin and a leading Irish republican over many decades was remembered at a 20th Anniversary Commemoration in his home town of Ballinamore, County Leitrim on Saturday, 16 August. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Liam Baker

21 August 2008

The death occurred on Thursday, 7 August of Liam Baker. Born 65 years ago to Sam and Nellie Baker in the Sailortown area of Belfast, he left school at the age of 14 and went straight to a career at sea. Free article

Coalisland Civil Rights March

21 August 2008

SINN FÉIN Mid Ulster MLA Francie Molloy has announced details of a Coalisland Civil Rights March to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the original march. Free article

Weekend of events to mark Drumnakilly ambush

21 August 2008

REPUBLICANS from throughout Ireland will converge in the village of Loughmacrory and in the townland of Foremass, Sixmilecross next weekend to take part in a series of events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the deaths of IRA volunteers Gerard and Martin Harte and Brian Mullin. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

21 August 2008

Big increase in racial inequality claims, Manager awarded €25,000 after unfair dismissal, Women lodge unfair dismissal claims in social welfare department and Limerick manager denies driving at picketing workers Free article

Terrifying yet uplifting tale of life on the Blanket

21 August 2008

Blanketman, a new play by playwright Kieron Magee was staged at the Andersonstown Social Club on Tuesday 5 August as part of Féile an Phobail. Free article


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