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Moving forward – Mary Lou McDonald on effective opposition and providing a strong political alternative

12 July 2019

As the Dáil rises for the summer, it is timely to reflect on the political year that was.

We, in Sinn Féin, have been through a tough election and with that came analysis and reflection. It is human nature to take time, to heal and to ask tough questions of ourselves.

However, it is too easy to forget and to gloss over the very many achievements that Team Sinn Féin has made over the... Free article

Facing down the gangland killers

27 August 2010

BY DECLAN KEARNEY | Sinn Féin National Chairperson

DUBLIN neighbourhoods are under a continuous assault by the gangland warfare scourging the city.

The relentless cycle of gangland killings and shootings, the increasing forensic sophistication of the killers, and inability of the gardaí to combat their activities points to the level of deeply-entrenched, home-grown organised... Free article

The spirit and legacy of 1981 continues to inspire

27 August 2010

 

 

BELLAGHY, Martin McGuinness said, is a proud republican community, who in the most difficult days of our struggle rose up in defiance of Britain’s failed entity that was the Orange state. “Bellaghy continues to play its part in the pursuit of freedom and independence.”

He has “the great privilege to be the elected representative of the people of South Derry and East... Free article

Bloody Sunday: So who was guilty?

27 August 2010

BY LAURA FRIEL

MAKE no mistake about it: the Saville Inquiry and its report represent a huge achievement for the families of the victims and all those who challenged the denial of what really happened on Bloody Sunday. 

In 1972, Widgery had exonerated the British Army, blamed civil rights protesters, blamed the IRA and, most despicably, blamed the victims, those shot and killed... Free article

Editorial

27 August 2010

Gangland crime

 

GANGLAND killings and violent crime are in the news almost every day. Like the heroin epidemic of the 1980s and the resurgent drugs problem today, it is ever-present in ordinary neighbourhoods and communities, North and South.

In this issue, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney and Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD write about gangland... Free article

Community sector jobs campaign launched

27 August 2010

Unions and community sector fight to save local jobs and services

BY DARRAGH O’CONNOR, SIPTU Community Sector Lead Organiser

THE community and voluntary sector, trade unionists, community groups and employers have launched the ‘Defending Ireland’s Communities’ campaign to fight Government cuts.

Suicide prevention course in Fermanagh

27 August 2010

 

 

TO coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, Ógra Shinn Féin are organising a suicide prevention course in Enniskillen on Saturday, September 11th.

The course, which is being part-funded by Enniskillen YouthBank, will run from 10am to 4pm and a buffet lunch will be provided. There is no charge to take part in the course but numbers are strictly limited... Free article

British Army lied over Para killing of schoolgirl

27 August 2010

A SCHOOLGIRL shot dead by a member of the Parachute Regiment in 1976 was not killed as a result of crossfire, as the British Army has claimed for the past 34 years.

A new report by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team has exposed the British Army’s version of events as another pack of lies which has allowed 3 Para to get away with murder. 

Majella O’Hare was shot in the back by a... Free article

Donegal rallies against health cuts

27 August 2010

 

 

‘Time to support health care, not the wealth care of bankers and developers’– Mayor Cora Harvey

 

  BY JACK MURRAY

DONEGAL Mayor Cora Harvey of Sinn Féin has paid tribute to the 5,000 people who took to the streets around Letterkenny General Hospital in August to protest against health cuts.

Among the many community, voluntary, campaign and trade union groups on the march... Free article

Vigilantism won’t solve problem of anti-social activity

27 August 2010

BY PAUL MASKEY Sinn Féin MLA

 

COMMUNITY SAFETY is the biggest challenge facing residents in west Belfast. We are all frustrated with anti-social behaviour and criminality, which most of us have directly experienced.

The question is: how are we collectively going to reduce this activity and improve the safety of our communities and the quality of life for local residents?

It... Free article

An Streacailt i 1966

27 August 2010

 

 

  LE SEÁN Ó MURCHADHA

TAMAILLÍN ó shin agus mé ar mo bhealach ó Chinn Mhara go Baile Uí Bheacháin thug mé faoi deara leacht thart fá dhá mhíle taobh amuigh de Chinn Mhara. Ní raibh cuma iontach ar an leacht ach bhí an scribhneoireacht soiléair go leor chun léamh. Bhí na focail seo ar an leacht:

Coiste Cuimhneacháin

Phádraig Uí Rioghbhardáin

A thóg an leacht seo mar... Free article

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