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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

SDLP leader gets it wrong on intelligence

27 August 2010

SINN FEIN’S spokesperson on policing, Alex Maskey, has rejected the ludicrous suggestions by SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie that Sinn Féin is in any way responsible for the recent actions by so-called ‘dissidents’.
The South Belfast MLA was responding after the SDLP leader accused intelligence operations in the North of “getting nowhere” after a device planted in a wheelie bin... Free article

Sick political establishment and media ignore tax on illness

27 August 2010

 

 

FROM September 2010, Medical Card patients in the 26 Counties will be forced to pay a charge per item on their prescriptions for the first time. 

The most remarkable yet least noticed aspect of the closure of the Dáil and Seanad for the summer was the passing of legislation that undermines the Medical Card scheme and imposes these prescription charges. While there were... Free article

Relocating Monaghan rapid response vehicle risks lives

27 August 2010

 

THE relocation of the Rapid Response Vehicle from Monaghan to Castleblayney is putting the lives of patients in north Monaghan at risk, says Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McKenna, a member of the Dublin/North-East Regional Health Forum.

He said that the North-East Transformation document drawn up prior to the removal of acute medical cover from Monaghan General Hospital promised an... Free article

Aislingí Lavery agus stair na hÉireann

27 August 2010

LE MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA 

MÁ TÁ sibh i lár chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath idir seo agus Deireadh Fómhair 31, ná cailligí an taispeántas ag Gealaraí na Cathrach, an Hugh Lane i gCearnóg Pharnell. Is iomaí mórshiúlta stairiúla a cuireadh tús leo taobh amuigh den Hugh Lane ach cé mhéad poblachtánaigh a théann isteach ann? Tá stair na hÉireann le feiceáil taobh istigh leis an taispeántas... Free article

The People’s Supermarket – Shoppers of the world unite!

27 August 2010

The co-op supermarket concept is giving the world real food for thought

 BY SEÁN Ó FLOINN

YET another store opened its doors in the past few weeks, selling an array of items from organic muesli and recycled toilet paper to ecological soap and fair-trade coffee. Its enthusiastic staff, sporting eye-catching bright yellow T-shirts,  work the tills and replenish the shelves. There... Free article

Coiste Na n-Iarchimí bursaries for education or training

27 August 2010

 

IN August 2009 Coiste Na n-Iarchimí launched its Education and Training Bursary Scheme, which has to date assisted almost 500 former political prisoners and immediate family members with costs towards their education or training. 

These bursaries are funded by the EU Peace 3 Programme under the European Regional Development Fund through SEUPB and are available to those who need... Free article

The Ballymurphy Massacre

27 August 2010

The children speak out

‘THE BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE’ is the name given to the murderous rampage in the 36 hours after the introduction of internment in August 1971 when 11 civilians – 10 men, including a local priest, and a mother of eight children – were killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. The same regiment went on less than six months later to gun down 14 civil rights... Free article

Climate emergency demands emergency response

27 August 2010

  BY EMMA CLANCY

THE deadly extreme weather and natural disasters that have hit Pakistan, China and Russia in the past two months sound an undeniable warning - we’re rapidly losing a safe climate.

In Pakistan, the worst flooding in the state’s history has killed more than 1,200 people, left 20million homeless and submerged more than one-fifth of the country. The monsoon rains... Free article

Youth get answers at Gasyard Féile

27 August 2010

THE Young People’s Questions & Answers session with Sinn Féin and community leaders, entitled ‘From the Armalite to the Ballot Box’, hosted by Ógra Shinn Féin as part of 2010 Gasyard Féile in Derry City has been hailed as a success.

The event was chaired by Nicole Lamberton of Ógra and Martin McGuinness and Martina Anderson were among the panellists.

Derry Ógra Shinn Féin... Free article

Howth Gun Running re-enacted

27 August 2010

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THE 96th anniversary of the Howth Gun Running was marked recently by Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin activists recreating the historic events of 1914.

Wearing replica Irish Volunteers uniforms, ÓSF actvists distributed leaflets in English, Irish, Spanish and Polish to the many locals and tourists who had gathered to watch the commemoration take place. After the distribution of thousands... Free article

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