11 December 2008 Edition

All-Ireland solution to cross border shopping the only solution

11 December 2008

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen's appeal to patriotism to try and stem the tide of pre-Christmas shoppers going North in search of making their euro go further has fuelled the debate on cross-border shopping. An Phoblacht's ROBBIE SMYTH, a 35-year-veteran of Six-County retail incursions, offers his analysis and proposes some solutions for disgruntled 26-County patriots. Free article

Educating to be Free in the Rebel County

11 December 2008

ÓGRA Shinn Féin has launched a new national campaign, 'Educate to be Free', at its National Congress held in Cork over the weekend. The campaign aims to lobby, campaign and agitate for free education, universal access to Irish education, student empowerment and against the privatisation and commercialisation of college campus and students' unions. Free article

Brian Keenan's collected interviews in new booklet

11 December 2008

THE Roddy McCorley Club was packed on Wednesday 3 December for the launch of the booklet, Brian Keenan - A Republican Legend. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

11 December 2008

Strike ballot by 9,000 health workers, Aer Lingus cabin crew reach agreement and Abuse of Filipino fishermen Free article

A Better Ireland is Possible, says new report

11 December 2008

THE Community Platform - a network of 28 non-governmental organisations working to combat poverty, social exclusion and inequality - launched an important new report this week: A Better Ireland is Possible - Towards an Alternative Vision for Ireland. Free article

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Leeds Labour Forum welcomes Alex Maskey

11 December 2008

LEEDS, one of the largest cities in the north of England, was the venue for a meeting last week organised by Leeds Labour Forum which was addressed by Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey and introduced by British Labour MP Colin Burgeon. Free article

Pig processors must resume production immediately - Ferris

11 December 2008

WITH the crisis over contaminated meat threatening to devastate the pigmeat industry in the 26 Counties, pig farmers protested outside the Dáil on Wednesday as talks aimed at restarting the slaughtering of pigs resumed at the Department of Agriculture after adjourning overnight. Free article

Solidarity with Pól Brennan at Christmas

11 December 2008

West Belfast Sinn Féin has put a special Christmas Tree at Connolly House as a sign of support for West Belfast Pól Brennan and 1983 H-Block escapee who is being held in a prison in the United States. Free article

Tracey and O'Reilly selected for Dundrum and Sandyford/Glencullen

11 December 2008

At a Sinn Féin selection convention in Rathfarnham last week Sinn Féin selected Shaun Tracey and Oonagh O'Reilly as the party's local election candidates to contest the Dublin South local election wards Sandyford/Glencullen and Dundrum respectively. Free article

Dundalk victims of Black and Tans remembered

11 December 2008

TheRE was a large turnout for the special wreathlaying ceremony at the grave of Patrick and John Watters from Seatown, Dundalk, who were murderd by Black and Tans in June 1921. Free article


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