4 March 2010 Edition

Anderson condemns brutal murder

4 March 2010

SPEAKING in the Assembly on Monday about the murder of Kieran Doherty on Wednesday 24 February by the so-called Real IRA, Foyle MLA Martina Anderson said: "I wish to offer my deepest sympathy to Mairead and the Doherty family, the Miller family and all of Kieran's friends as they mourn the loss of their partner, son, brother Kieran. On behalf of Sinn Féin, I totally and absolutely condemn the murder of this young Derry father. I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward and assist this investigation and having spoken to the family over the weekend, they also want justice to be sought for Kieran's murder and the family asked me to refute the allegations made against him on their behalf. They are also seeking answers as to the linkages that this group calling itself the Real IRA has with MI5. Free article

Iñaki De Juana extradition ruling 'grossly inhumane'

4 March 2010

The decision to allow the extradition of Basque ex-prisoner Iñaki de Juana to Spain is "grossly inhumane" and ignores evidence that the Spanish authorities are knowingly abusing the extradition process, spokesperson for the Don't Extradite the Basques Campaign Kevin Morrison said on Monday 1 March. "The judge expressed confidence in the Spanish judicial system which we believe is unwarranted," Morrison said. The Don't Extradite the Basques Campaign would continue to support Iñaki through his appeal against the judgment, he added. Free article

Green Isle hunger strike enters third week as 'little progress in talks'

4 March 2010

THE UNION representing the workers and hunger strikers at the Green Isle Foods plant in Naas, County Kildare, says there was little progress in talks with the company on Monday and a third worker joined Jim Wyse and John Guinan on the hunger strike on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, talks were reopened. Free article

Challenge issued after Craigavon PSNI attack

4 March 2010

Speaking after a device was fired at Brownlow PSNI station on Saturday evening, local Sinn Féin Assembly member John O'Dowd said: "It is presumed that one of the small militarist factions carried out this attempted attack on the PSNI station. Local people will obviously be relieved that no injuries have been caused. Free article

Sinn Féin objects to NIE planning application

4 March 2010

Sinn Féin recently submitted its concerns to the Planning Service on the application by NIE for a 400kv North South Electricity Interconnector. The party has consistently recognised the need for an all-island electricity network, but it opposes the proposed Interconnector being placed overground, with pylons stretching from Meath through Cavan, Monaghan, Armagh and finishing in Tyrone. Free article

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25 years later: The Kerry Babies witchhunt

4 March 2010

It was mediaeval. A group of men put a young unmarried woman on the stand and questioned her about the exact circumstances of the conception and birth and death of her newborn baby. She came from a tiny village in the West of Ireland. They had come down from the capital, Dublin. The Pope had just come and gone from Ireland. Free article

Call to ban St Patrick's Day Stoneyford Orange Parade

4 March 2010

Sinn FÉIN MLA Paul Butler has said the Chief Constable of the PSNI should ban an Orange parade through Stoneyford village in Antrim on St Patrick's Day. He has also called on the Orange Order to prevent its Orange hall in the village being used to facilitate any parade. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

4 March 2010

50 cinema jobs go as UCI Tallaght closes, Belfast call centre jobs on line and BoSI staff vote to fight closure Free article

International guests for Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

4 March 2010

The Sinn Féin International Department's main international guests who will address this year's Ard Fheis are Baleka Mbete, one of the ANC's National Chairs, who is also former deputy president; Dr As'ad Abdul Rahman, who is a member of the executive committee of the PLO, and Katalina Madriagia, from the Basque Country. Free article

McGuinness meets Pink Ladies

4 March 2010

The Derry Pink Ladies' 'Give an Egg With Love' campaign is going from strength to strength, according to Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson. She was speaking after the Deputy First Minister met with the group at Da Vinci's Hotel. Free article


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