14 May 2009 Edition

Transfer to candidates of the Left, says Sinn Féin by-election candidate

14 May 2009

SINN FÉIN Dublin South by-election candidate Shaun Tracey has called on voters for his party to transfer Left after voting Sinn Féin Number 1. He called on the electorate to not be star-struck by the arrival of former RTÉ Economics Editor George Lee into the contest but to look at the policies of the party for which he has declared, Fine Gael. Free article

Adams calls for fundamental review of Prosecution Service

14 May 2009

PUBLIC meetings continued across the North last week as part of Sinn Féin's programme promoting a 'National Conversation for a United Ireland'. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams addressed the last in the series of meetings in the Craigavon Civic Centre on 8 May. Free article

EDUCATION : School principals fight bid to retain academic elitism

14 May 2009

IN RECENT WEEKS, three groups of primary and post-primary school principals, representing more than 150 schools, have spoken out against plans by the majority of the North's grammar schools to continue to use academic selection to admit pupils next year. The principals, mainly from the Catholic sector, were reacting to a statement issued by the North's Commission for Catholic Education (CCE) on 30 March which urged schools to phase out academic selection by 2012 but added that Catholic schools "may" continue to use entrance exams in the short term. Free article

Fighting for every vote in every county in Ireland

14 May 2009

SINN FÉIN is fighting for every vote in every county in Ireland, MEP Bairbre de Brún said at her campaign launch on Monday for the European elections on 4 June. Free article

Use Pension Funds to Build Schools

14 May 2009

SINN FÉIN EU Candidate for Ireland South Toiréasa Ferris has called on the Irish Government to actively pursue the offer by the Irish Pensions funds that they would be prepared to invest up to €6 billion over the next three years in a range of State infrastructure projects as part of a plan that could secure about 70,000 jobs in the construction industry. In particular the funds should be considered for building and upgrading schools. Free article

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Limerick rallies against crime gangs

14 May 2009

AN estimated 5,000 people brought Limerick City centre to a standstill last Sunday as a special protest march against the gangland killings in this city took place. The event, organised by Stephen Collins, the father of murdered businessman Roy Collins, included a rally outside city hall where Mayor John Gilligan called for an end to the violence. Free article

National Conversation for United Ireland

14 May 2009

PUBLIC meetings have continued across the North as part of Sinn Féin's effort to promote a 'National Conversation for a United Ireland'. Addressed by representatives of the Sinn Féin leadership, the public meetings have provided an opportunity for discussion with members of the public on republican objectives. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

14 May 2009

DHL agrees to enter cost evaluation process with SIPTU to save jobs, Dublin Airport Authority begins talks with union, De Brún calls for end to credit drought and Nurses propose scheme to reduce working hours Free article

Ard Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge

14 May 2009

Bhí ana-dheireadh seachtaine acu siúd a bhí i láthair ag Ard Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge in Aonach Úrmhumhan ón Aoine go Domhnach seo caite. Idir óg is aosta, daoine ar shaibhreas taithí agus glúin úr de chonraitheoirí, bhain gach a bhí i láthair tairbhe as. I measc na mbuaicphointí, bhí Léacht Fhionnbarra Uí Bhrolcháin ag Oscailt Oifigiúl na hArd Fheise, léacht dar teideal, "Fiúntas na Gaeilge sa Ré Nuálaíoch - Ról Raidiceach an Chonartha". Dhá chrann taca a bhí le caint an iar-ollaimh, agus é ag míniú a fhealsúnachta i dtaobh shárú na ndeacrachtaí eacnamaíochta reatha agus slánú na hÉireann i gcoitinne. Free article

Bronnadh Duaiseanna Aitheantais GLEO

14 May 2009

Timpeall an am seo anúraidh chruinnigh na sluaite gasúr scoile isteach go ceannáras Fhoras na Gaeilge i gcómhair bronnadh duaiseanna na scéime GLEO, nó an scéim scoileanna 'Gaeilge Labhartha san Earnáil Oideachais'. B'íad an dhá Aire Oideachais, Caitríona Ruane agus Batt Ó Keefe a rinne an bronnadh anúraidh ach an tseachtain seo bhí lá mór ar an gcairpéad dearg ag muinteoirí agus daltaí i gcomhluadar Uachtarán na hÉireann, Máire Mhic Giolla Íosa, i bPáirc an Crócaigh, nuair a bhronn Foras na Gaeilge gradam aitheantais orthu as ucht dea-chleachtas a léiriú i gcur chun cinn na Gaeilge labhartha ina gcuid scoileanna agus pobail faoi choimirce na nGradam 'GLEO 2009' Free article


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