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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

Turning out for Belfast Pride

27 August 2010

THE colourful and vibrant 2010 Gay Pride Parade in Belfast last month was actively supported by Ógra Shinn Féin and MEP Bairbre de Brún taking part.

The Belfast Pride parade, the biggest in Ireland, brought to a successful close a wide range of events that demonstrate pride but also aim to raise awareness and build respect and understanding of diversity, particularly for the LGBT... Free article

Ógra joins emigration protests at airports and seaports

27 August 2010

EMIGRATION, particularly among the young, has reached crisis point, according to Ógra Shinn Féin National Organiser Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire.

To highlight the extremely high emigration figures which emerged from a recent ERSI report, Ógra Shinn Féin took part in a week of action by Sinn Féin across the 26 Counties in August.

Activists rallied and leafletted at Sligo, Knock, Cork and... Free article

ConDem economics are fantasy and fiction

27 August 2010

 

 

g  BY EMMA CLANCY

“I CAN BEST describe our approach as like the methodical turnaround of a failing business. When a company is failing - when spending is rising, sales are falling and debt is mounting - you need someone to come in with energy, ideas and vision and take a series of logical steps.” That’s what British Tory Prime Minister David Cameron told the press in... Free article

Fianna Fáil failure on jobs and emigration highlighted in protests by Sinn Féin

27 August 2010

 

 

SINN FÉIN activists have been busy on the ground in the summer weeks campaigning on bread and butter issues affecting families.

Fianna Fáil TDs and councillors are feeling the heat from Sinn Féin councilors across the state demanding that the Government pulls the plug on the ESB price hike that will come with a planned 5% levy.

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh led party... Free article

Maghaberry Prison protest ends in agreement

27 August 2010

 

 

THE prisoners’ protest in Roe House, Maghaberry, over conditions and visiting rights was resolved on August 12th after protracted talks between prison authorities and a facilitation group made up of members from the of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Creggan Enterprises in Derry, and the Amsterdam-based Dialogue Advisory Group.

Sinn Féin delegations had also met the... Free article

Media view

27 August 2010

Ireland number one on ‘freedom index’

WELCOME to the 17th best place in the world, according to Newsweek magazine.

If you doubt that rating in the post-Celtic Tiger impoverished state that is the 26 Counties now, well catch up on their top 10 world leaders. You will find basking at number five is Brian Cowen.

Yep, you have not been abducted by aliens and transplanted to a... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

27 August 2010

ALL SPORT this month, Brian. We’ll ignore Tyrone’s premature exit, if you don’t mind. Let us talk hurling and boxing instead!

The big Poc Fada at Stormont was a huge success. Can you pass on our appreciation to your Tipperary colleague, Mattie McGrath TD, for standing in for you.

We are thinking of renaming The Royal Mile or Prince of Wales Avenue at Stormont as ‘POW Avenue’,... Free article

The Life of Eileen Howell

27 August 2010

 

 

GERRY ADAMS, MP for West Belfast, pays tribute to a west Belfast community leader and a driver behind the Falls Community Council

 

THIS book pays tribute to a remarkable woman whose energy, vision and determination made a huge contribution to her community and inspired others. Eileen Howell died suddenly after a short illness in June 2004.

The launch of The Life of Eileen... Free article

Ré nua do Shiopa Leabhar Chonradh na Gaeilge

27 August 2010

 

TÁ athraithe móra i ndán do cheann de na hinstitiúidí Gaeilge is mó clú air sa tír - An Siopa Leabhar de chuid Chonradh na Gaeilge ar 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2 - faoi stiúir an bhainisteora nua, Daragh Ó Tuama, agus an chúntóra úir aige, Cian Taaffe.

Tagann Daragh Ó Tuama sna sála ar Mháire Ní Laoi, a d’imigh ar scor i mí an Mheithimh i ndiaidh 38 mbliana a... Free article

The Budget debate starts to heat up

27 August 2010

THE pre-Budget debate is already beginning to heat up in the 26 Counties. 

Before the state’s overpaid TDs and senators have even returned from their three-month holiday, the commentariat have started to make the case for cuts to wages, social welfare and public services.

With unemployment rising and consumer spending falling, the gap between what the state spends and what it... Free article

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