22 October 2009 Edition

McGuinness puts Blaney straight on Sinn Féin and Lisbon Treaty

22 October 2009

DONEGAL Fianna Fáil TD Niall Blaney has misrepresented comments on the Lisbon Treaty and the EU made by Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness at a Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce lunch attended by both men, the deputy First Minister has insisted. Free article

No fees by the back door, say Ógra

22 October 2009

ÓGRA Shinn Féin have called on the Fianna Fáil/Green Government to give a guarantee on the commitment not to introduce college fees for college students. The commitment was made in negotiations between Fianna Fáil and the Green Party over the future of the Government. However what have been dubbed "third level fees by stealth", college registration charges have increased from €900 to €1,500 this year, leaving many students and their families struggling to make ends meet. Free article

Ógra organise suicide prevention training programme

22 October 2009

ÓGRA Shinn Féin have worked with PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm) to deliver their community lifeguard training programme to over 20 young people. The suicide prevention training programme was delivered on Sunday 18 October in Belfast to young people from across the North, including Ógra Shinn Féin activists, the Young Greens, SDLP Youth and the youngest MLA, Sinn Féin's Daithí McKay. Free article

New students flock to Ógra Shinn Féin

22 October 2009

DUBLIN Ógra Shinn Féin are set to become the most active society in Dublin's universities. Hundreds of new applications to join were made over the last month at freshers' events. Ógra Shinn Féin societies were represented in the following universities:- • Trinity College • University College Dublin • Dublin City University • Griffith College • Dublin Institute of Technology Free article

Sinn Féin TD challenges Taoiseach on Coca-Cola and Dublin Port strikes

22 October 2009

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government has dodged a call by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh for a boycott by the Dáil and the Seanad of Coca-Cola products over the sacking of 130 Irish workers while the global soft drinks giant makes millions daily. Deputy Ó Snodaigh called on Taoiseach Brian Cowen to join with him in supporting a boycott of Coca-Cola products in response to the company's sacking of workers while they were on strike last month. Free article

Dublin dockers' victory

22 October 2009

LATE on Tuesday night word came through that management at Marine Terminals Ltd had finally accepted a Labour Court recommendation on ending the Dublin Port dockers strike that has been going on for 110 days. Free article

Foyle MLA launches drugs awareness booklet

22 October 2009

A DRUGS AWARENESS booklet covering the most widely-used narcotics and tell-tale signs of abuse (including alcohol abuse) has been launched by Sinn Féin in Derry this week by Equality and Human Rights spokesperson Martina Anderson MLA. The full-colour publication also lists contact details of local support services in the Derry area. Launching the booklet, Martina Anderson said: "We all know the many issues and problems that surround drug and alcohol misuse in our city. I have also met people whose lives have been devastated by drug or alcohol abuse. Free article

Taoiseach must confront British Government on Dublin/Monaghan bombings - Ó Snodaigh

22 October 2009

Taoiseach Brian Cowen must confront the British Government on its refusal to comply with a request from the Dáil to release all relevant documentation regarding the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of May 1974. That was the demand by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh Speaking in the Dáil on Wednesday. Free article

Liverpool remembers 'genius' Jim Larkin

22 October 2009

LIVERPOOL'S Irish community, trade unionists and many others took to the streets on Saturday 10 October to remember one of that city's most famous figures when the local James Larkin Society and Cairde na hÉireann branch held their annual Larkin Commemoration. Bands and supporters travelled from Scotland, Wales and other parts of England for a colourful parade through the city centre, finishing with a rally addressed by a series of speakers. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

22 October 2009

Element Six up redundancy offer, Ulster Bank called to account, 70 jobs in Mayo car group collapse, Taoiseach 'pathetic' and 'craven' on Dell jobs to Poland Free article


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