17 September 2009 Edition

Zoe profits cost lives - what about the losses?

17 September 2009

LIVES lost, the physical environment of Dublin changed, and now new legal precedents being set - the impact of builder Liam Carroll and the actions of companies he owns or has controlling interests in have altered social and political life in Ireland. The ongoing mammoth battle between Zoe Developments and ACC Bank as it seeks to avoid bankruptcy is just another chapter in its controversial history. It is a history where the drive of Carroll in forming a massive building and development company is as important as the role wider society, through the political system, banking and the media, have been crucial in facilitating. Free article

The Cushendall Three

17 September 2009

IN 1922 the RUC shot dead three nationalists in the North Antrim town of Cushendall. Many locals believe the killings were carried out in retaliation for the IRA execution of British cabinet Minister Sir Henry Wilson and have tried to uncover the facts of the case for years. One of those who campaigned for the truth was Donegal man James McAlister. Sadly James passed away earlier this month, before his quest was finished. Another of those involved in the campaign to find out why the RUC murdered three unarmed nationalists is Belfast man CHARLIE HILL, here he talks to ÁINE CARSON about his friend James and their struggle for justice for the Cushendall Three. Free article

Ferris slams Fine Gael 'bribe' over Lisbon and workers' rights

17 September 2009

SINN FÉIN Workers' rights spokesperson Martin Ferris TD has slammed Fine Gael's promise that if the Irish people vote Yes to Lisbon and they are returned to office, they will legislate for the right to collective bargaining. Ferris described this promise as a bribe and challenged Fine Gael to support a Sinn Féin effort to enshrine the right to collective bargaining in the constitution. Free article

NAMA has far reaching implications for the Island of Ireland economy

17 September 2009

SINN FÉIN Economy Spokesperson in the North, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA (South Antrim) has stated that the Irish Government's National Assets Management Agency proposals (NAMA) will have detrimental implications for the economy across the Island of Ireland if it were to go ahead and he has submitted a motion to the North's Assembly calling for an all-Ireland economic summit to address the economic implications for the Island and to find alternatives to NAMA which will assist in the economic recovery on an island wide basis. Speaking following the submission of the the Sinn Féin Assembly motion dealing with the implications of NAMA McLaughlin said: Free article

LISBON CANVASS

17 September 2009

Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams was in Dublin city centre last Sunday, 13 September where he canvassed for a No vote in the Lisbon Treaty referendum. The Sinn Féin President received a warm reception from city centre shoppers and workers and for the party's message that the Lisbon Treaty remained a bad deal for Ireland and for Europe and that a new Treaty was needed for new times Free article

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No to NAMA

17 September 2009

Members of the United Alliance Against the Cuts (UAAC), of which Sinn Féin is part, protesting over the injustice of the government's proposed NAMA legislation outside Leinster House on Wednesday. This Saturday UAAC are holding a National Demonstration Free article

Wexford hospital protest

17 September 2009

A CROWD of over 200 held a protest against downgrading of services at Wexford General Hospital on Saturday, 5 September. This was the second such protest in recently. Sinn Féin Cllr. Anthony Kelly was the main speaker. Sinn Féin has called on all parties to join together to support the people of Wexford on the hospital issue. Further rallies are planned. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe By Brendan Kerr

17 September 2009

High Court bars shaming scab dockers, Drastic cuts at Monaghan turkey plant, Marble City rocked by print axe and Construction downturn closes store Free article

Volunteers Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg Commemoration:

17 September 2009

THE annual Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg Commemoration was held in Ballina, County Mayo, last Sunday as 200 people marched in the sunshine from the assembly point at the cathedral to the graveyard where the two Volunteers are buried. Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg died on hunger strike in English prisons in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Free article

Lenadoon martyrs' spirit recalled at annual commemoration

17 September 2009

LENADOON was a "cauldron of resistance" during the conflict, Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey said at the annual Lenadoon Martyrs Commemoration in Belfast on Saturday. Family members, friends and comrades gathered for the ceremony at the Lenadoon Republican Memorial in the grounds of the Roddy McCorley Club on the Glen Road Free article


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