2 July 2009 Edition

Navy escort, Garda siege and arrests herald arrival of Shell pipe-laying ship

2 July 2009

IRISH navy vessels escorted the world's largest pipe-laying ship, the Solitaire, into Broadhaven Bay in north Mayo on Friday, 26 June, where it will attempt to lay part of the offshore section of the controversial Corrib Gas pipeline. Free article

Armed Forces Day flag flying dishonours victims of British forces

2 July 2009

SINN FÉIN and Ógra Shinn Féin activists joined a Relatives for Justice protest at Belfast City Hall last Friday, 26 June in opposition to Belfast City Council's decision to fly a British Army flag as part of the very first 'Armed Forces Day' ("Honouring Britain's Armed Forces") on Saturday. The protest by victims of British state murder and collusion in Ireland was called to highlight opposition to the controversial decision. Free article

Strong support for cause of Irish unity in San Francisco

2 July 2009

SINN Féin had a capacity crowd in San Francisco on Saturday, 27 June at the second of its two major US Forums on the theme of a United Ireland and the role of Irish America in helping to achieve it - and a euphoric Gerry Adams sat in a San Francisco pub - Fiddlers Green - and watched Antrim win an Ulster senior football semi final while sitting among a crowd of Tyrone supporters. Free article

CSO report on public sector pay misleading

2 July 2009

SINN FÉIN Spokesperson on Workers' Rights Arthur Morgan TD described this week's CSO report on public sector employment and rates of pay as "misleading". Morgan said the high rate of average pay across the public sector can be put down to the exorbitant rates of pay at higher levels and that many thousands of public sector employees earn little more than the minimum wage. Free article

Government must demand release of Irish citizens from Israeli custody - Ó Snodaigh

2 July 2009

SINN FÉIN International Affairs Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has called on the Government to demand the release of two Irish citizens and others who were yesterday kidnapped by the Israeli Navy while on a humanitarian mission to Gaza. Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the actions of the Israelis amounted to piracy and called on the Government to seek the end of all preferential trade agreements in light of their ongoing human rights abuses. Free article

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McCausland - The No man of Ulster

2 July 2009

Nelson McCausland has never been known to fight shy of controversy in fact he is pretty much renowned for it. If Ian Paisley was the "Never, Never, Never" man of Ulster politics then McCausland is the no man. His notoriety began as leader of the Ulster Clubs and it was "no" to the Anglo Irish Agreement. Free article

Tábhacht nuachtáin don Ghaeilge

2 July 2009

TÁ tábhacht ollmhór le nuacht-seirbhís trí mheán na Gaeilge. Baineann an tábhacht sin le beocht na teanga, stádas na teanga agus le forbairt pobal na teanga. Is féidir an tábhacht sin a mheas i gcomthéacs an tionchair a bhíonn ag an Bhéarla ar ár saolta agus ar an dóigh a thuigimid an domhain. Free article

Campa Náisiúnta Óige 2009

2 July 2009

KNOCKATALLON, County Monaghan, an area of outstanding beauty with a rich history to match was the setting for the National Youth Camp 2009. Young people from across Ireland gathered in the republican heartland on Friday, 19 June, to pitch their tents in anticipation of a weekend of education, debate, craic agus ceol. The theme of the weekend, 'Republican Youth - A Century in Struggle', was inspired by the 100th anniversary of Na Fianna Éireann and the Campa Náisiúnta Óige 2009 wanted to recapture some of the energy, education and inspiration from the original Fianna camps. Free article

McKay condemns Ballymena shooting

2 July 2009

SINN FÉIN North Antrim MLA Daithí McKay has condemned those responsible for a gun attack on a house in the Rossdale area of Ballymena last night. Free article

Glasgow marchers honour Hunger Strikers

2 July 2009

UPWARDS of 2,000 Irish republicans and supporters marched through the centre of Glasgow in commemoration of the Hunger Strikers on Saturday 13 June. The march, organised by the Garngad Republicans, saw four republican flute bands take part: the Volunteer Seán McIlvenna RFB, the Volunteer Martin Doherty RFB, The Vol unteer Joe Cahill RFB and the Coatbridge RFB. Free article

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