15 January 2009 Edition

Public hearings open in Hamill Inquiry

15 January 2009

THE inquiry into the murder of Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill opened its public hearings at Belfast's Interpoint Centre this week. The inquiry was established in 2004 and has been preparing for its public opening ever since. Free article

Adams to attend Obama inauguration

15 January 2009

GERRY ADAMS will attend next week's inauguration in Washington for President-elect Barack Obama and Vice-President-elect Senator Joe Biden. Free article

Sadness at death of Geraldine Ritchie

15 January 2009

Sinn Féin councillor Éamon Mac Con Midhe has expressed Sinn Féin's regret at the recent death of former councillor Geraldine Ritchie following a long illness. Free article

Unions might agree pay pauses

15 January 2009

PUBLIC SECTOR trade unions in the 26 Counties this week signalled they could agree to delayed pay increases due to workers during the economic crisis but will not accept pay cuts. Free article

Sustainable schools policy published

15 January 2009

THE North's Education Minister Caitríona Ruane this week announced the publication of her Policy for Sustainable Schools. Free article

Welcome for official recognition of 'An Gorta Mor'

15 January 2009

Sinn Fein MLA and chair of the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee, Barry McElduff, has welcomed the move by the Irish government to officially recognise the Great Hunger that saw over 1.5 million Irish people die and similar numbers emigrate to avoid starvation. Free article

Sinn Féin launch billboard campaign in support of Gaza

15 January 2009

SINN FÉIN MLAs and Councillors from Belfast gathered on Wednesday to launch a billboard campaign in support of the people of Gaza. The Billboards were launched at the site of the former Andersonstown Barracks. Gerry Adams, MP for the area was also in attendance. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

15 January 2009

Government inertia as unemployment spirals, 1,900 Dell workers axed - Dell exec paid $10m, Jobs crisis hits North and Jail terms for bus attacks, says union Free article

IRA Volunteer John Francis Green remembered in Castleblayney

15 January 2009

HUNDREDS of republicans from Counties Monaghan, Armagh and further afield gathered in Castleblayney, County Monaghan, on Sunday to commemorate the 34th anniversary of IRA Volunteer John Francis Green. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Seán McKenna 1954 - 2008

15 January 2009

I FIRST met Seán McKenna back in 1977 on the Blanket Protest in H-Block 5. He was about average height and build, small even, but what really struck me were his eyes. He had a look that would skin you but his eyes were very striking and made you aware that here was a person of depth. I didn't share a wing with him for a while (I was on the young lads' wing, of course) but in September '79 we were brought back from H6 and I ended up across the wing from Seán. Free article


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