18 December 2008 Edition

Bill to remove medical cards 'regressive and unpatriotic'

18 December 2008

The Dáil has passed the legislation which ends automatic entitlement to the medical card for all citizens over 70. Cavan-Monaghan Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin described the passage of the Bill as a "day of shame" for all Government TDs who supported it. Free article

The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

18 December 2008

THE life of solicitor Rosemary Nelson had been repeatedly threatened and surveillance had revealed a known loyalist bomb-maker, with links to Johnny Adair's notorious 'C' Company, colluding with the LVF in Lurgan but no action was taken to protect the defence lawyer, the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry has heard. Free article

AGM : RELATIVES FOR JUSTICE

18 December 2008

ALL truth has an invaluable contribution to a society emerging from decades of conflict as we collectively seek to rebuild, restructure, heal and reconcile, Mark Thompson told the Annual General Meeting of Relatives for Justice in Belfast which was packed with families and survivors of state violence. Free article

Sinn Féin's Friends in America

18 December 2008

"DONATIONS increased by an impressive £195,000 due almost entirely to the magnificent work of Friends of Sinn Féin USA". Free article

90th anniversary of Markievicz election marked in Stormont

18 December 2008

SINN FÉIN held a ceremony at Stormont last Monday to mark the 90th anniversary of the historic election results of 1918 in which Sinn Féin won an overwhelming mandate for Irish independence, leading to the formation of the First Dáil Éireann and, in particular, to mark the election of the first female MP, Constance Markievicz. Free article

The city that fought an empire

18 December 2008

FROM where the editorial staff of An Phoblacht in Dublin work, in 58 Parnell Square, we'll often hear the voice of Pádraig, the Sinn Féin tour guide, embarking on 'The Rebel Tour'. While down at the entrance of 58, having an (occasional) cigarette, I'll earwig on Pádraig as he launches his account of the capital's rebel past. Free article

Coiste Political Tours: Reclaiming our history

18 December 2008

THE Falls Road in Belfast is a completely changed place from when I first travelled it. Free article

Adams to launch Gib exposé

18 December 2008

GERRY ADAMS will launch the poem Gib: A Modest Exposure, by Jack Mitchell, in Cultúrlann MacAdaim Ó Fíaich on Belfast's Falls Road this Saturday, 20 December, at 2pm. This year is the 20th anniversary of the killings on 'The Rock'. Free article

Exhibition and lecture commemorates John Joe McGirl

18 December 2008

THIS month marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Sinn Féin Vice President John Joe McGirl. For over 50 years John Joe played a leading role in the republican struggle. His many years of republican activism saw John Joe become a household name throughout Ireland and he witnessed imprisonment in the Curragh internment camp, Mountjoy Jail and Long Kesh. Free article


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