29 April 2010 Edition

Burning questions about SDLP Tommy and his Afghan adventure paid for by the British Army

29 April 2010

THE SDLP seems to have signed its own unofficial Official Secrets Act about SDLP MLA Thomas Burns's visit to British troops in Afghanistan. Free article

Vacancy at the top?

29 April 2010

WRITING in the Belfast News Letter, Alex Kane predicts that Sir Reg Empey views a seat in Westminster in the same light as the former SDLP leader Mark Durkan: as a soft landing to retiring from politics here. But, win or lose, Kane sees no future for Empey. Free article

Forógra Gaeilge Shinn Féin seolta

29 April 2010

SEOLADH Forógra Ghaeilge Shinn Féin i mBéal Feirste Dé Mairt 27 Aibreán. Ag labhairt dó ag an lainseáil dúirt Uachtarán Shinn Féin Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh go raibh sé fóirsteanach go raibh an lainseáil ag tarlú i Lárionad an Droichid, buaiteoirí duais uile-Éireann Glór na nGael don dara uair i mbliana. Free article

Gerry Adams signs West Belfast Anti-Racism Charter

29 April 2010

WEST BELFAST MP Gerry Adams signed the 'West Belfast Anti-Racism Charter' on behalf of Sinn Féin this week. Free article

ÓSF launch Youth Manifesto

29 April 2010

EDUCATION MINISTER Caitríona Ruane joined Ógra Shinn Féin National Organiser Donnchadh O'Laoghaire and a large group of Ógra Shinn Féin members on Monday at Down's County Museum in Downpatrick to launch Sinn Féin's Youth Manifesto, 'Creating the Future'. Free article

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ELECTIONS: Irish Community Manifesto - 'Irish Votes Count' - launched in Britain

29 April 2010

THE 'Irish Community Election Manifesto', Irish Votes Count, was launched in the House of Commons in Westminster last week in front of an audience including British Government ministers, MPs, peers and election candidates from the three main parties. The manifesto is another initiative of the Federation of Irish Societies (FIS), the umbrella group for Irish groups and centres in Britain, in encouraging Irish people to register to vote in their local area and making sure their votes are not wasted. Free article

Minister John Gormley has the power to save Easter Rising site, say TDs

29 April 2010

TWO TDs who secured the support of 25 Oireachtas members for an objection to the proposed Chartered Land development on Dublin's Moore Street have called on Environment Minister John Gormley to use his powers under legislation covering national monuments to stop the development, now approved by An Bórd Pleanála, which will irreparably damage this national site. Free article

Morgan wants investigation into diligence of Ernst & Young auditors

29 April 2010

THE Sinn Féin spokesperson for Finance, Arthur Morgan TD, has officially called for a formal investigation into the actions of Ernst & Young Auditors. In letters to both the Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority and the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board, Morgan questioned the diligence of Anglo Irish Bank's former auditors, Ernst & Young. Free article

Palestine campaigners target LUAS operator's complicity with Israeli apartheid

29 April 2010

THE Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) on Saturday staged the latest in a series of actions aimed at highlighting French multinational and LUAS operator Veolia's complicity in Israel's apartheid regime. For two hours the IPSC took over the St Stephen's Green LUAS stop, decking the area in Palestinian flags, balloons and placards. Thousands of information leaflets were distributed. Free article

You can help stop apartheid Israel's membership of the OECD

29 April 2010

SRAEL wants to get into the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - but you can help stop it happening. The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is urgently requesting your support for a last-minute attempt to try and stop Israel's membership of the OECD. Free article

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