27 May 2010 Edition

End of hunger strike welcomed

27 May 2010

Sinn Féin Assembly member Raymond McCartney welcomed the news on Tuesday that Liam Hannaway has decided to end his hunger strike. McCartney met with Justice Minister, David Ford, earlier on Tuesday to discuss Mr Hannaway's situation and the conditions in which prisoners are currently held in Maghaberry. Free article

Ó Snodaigh en route to Gaza

27 May 2010

Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh is currently en route to join the Freedom Flotilla bringing much needed humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people of Gaza. The flotilla will attempt to break the illegal Israeli blockade. Speaking before he left Deputy Ó Snodaigh said,"When I left Gaza city in November 2008 on board another siege breaking ship, the Dignity, I had hoped that I would be returning some day to a city with the siege lifted. Free article

National Youth Camp 2010 set for Sunny South Down

27 May 2010

A highlight of the republican youth calendar, Ógra Shinn Féin's National Youth Camp is set for Sunny South Down from 18 - 20 June. Free article

Time for a tax on speculative currency transactions

27 May 2010

Reacting on Tuesday to a new proposal by Internal Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier to put a levy on banks to support the sector in times of weakness, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Finance Arthur Morgan called for the introduction of an international Tobin tax on speculative currency transactions. Free article

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Water, water everywhere - but you'll be taxed to drink it

27 May 2010

Dublin Environment Minister John Gormley has been urged to abandon plans to punish families by introducing a charge for household water usage after it was revealed on Wedneday that Councils throughout the State have failed to collect charges from a majority of businesses. Free article

South Tipperary Sinn Féin Members protest at cuts

27 May 2010

South Tipperary Sinn Féin Members protest at the cuts to health and education, and the bail-out of the banks, Free article

From Ballybough to Belfast

27 May 2010

Sinn Féin Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald visited Belfast on Monday 24 May and brought with her a group of women from the Ballybough area of Dublin. Free article

Liam Scully Anniversary

27 May 2010

This May is the 90th anniversary of the death of Liam Scully. Captain Liam Scully was an IRA volunteer who was shot dead during a raid on the old RIC barracks in Kilmallock, during the War of Independence. Free article

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