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‘Time for an all-Ireland conversation on unity’ Sinn Féin leader tells civic forum

15 February 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has said now is the time for an all-Ireland conversation on Irish reunification, and that “Tory policy in London cannot, by accident or design, lead to the imposition of an EU frontier across Ireland”. 

The Dublin Central TD today addressed the ‘All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit' at Dublin Castle. Speaking at the event. 

Hundreds of delegates... Free article

‘Labour leader supports Fianna Fáil economic strategy’

30 July 2010

‘Labour leader supports Fianna Fáil economic strategy’ and GUE/NGL MEPs marching in Istanbul for another Europe Free article

Justice for the Forgotten fights for survival

30 July 2010

Fianna Fáil/Green Government axes funding

to only victims’ group in 26 Counties

THE work of the only group representing conflict survivors and bereaved in the 26 Counties is being wound up after the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government refused to restore its funding. Justice for the Forgotten’s funding was axed last year and the group’s repeated appeals to the Irish Government... Free article

Parades legislation consultation closes

30 July 2010

Trade union concerns can be resolved

SINN FÉIN says that the approach being offered by the parades legislation is a better way forward on the issue of contentious Orange marches.
Concerns raised by trade unions and others that the current draft legislation may unintentionally infringe on their work can and will be resolved through the next stages of the process.
A Sinn Féin... Free article

Water charges: More about taxes than saving water

30 July 2010

WATER CHARGES proposed by the Fianna Fáil and Green Party Government are more about forcing more taxes on the public rather than conserving water when there is huge waste at source, Sinn Féin has said.
Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South Central Aengus Ó Snodaigh says the party will mount a vigorous campaign of opposition. His comments came in Ballyfermot at the launch of Sinn Féin’s... Free article

National Hunger strike Commemoration

30 July 2010

County Derry, Friday

13th August to Sunday 15th

“Comrades, the death of our comrade, Bob, has left us all in great sorrow and though we had prepared for such a tragic event it nevertheless stunned each one of us. I feel a great sense of personal loss also. In fact we all do. Blanketmen are more than just comrades – they are brothers. We all feel a bitterness of immeasurable depth... Free article

Fógraí Bháis: Junior McPhillips

29 July 2010

A legend on the border

JAMES ‘JUNIOR’ McPHILLIPS, a former POW, died in his native Clones on July 1st at 63 years of age.
His death came as a great shock to the local community, where his warmth and sense of fun had won him a wide circle of friends. It also came as a shock to those with whom he spent more than 17 years incarcerated in Portlaoise Prison.
Born and reared in... Free article

‘Right political will’ can break Maghaberry Prison impasse

29 July 2010

‘Right political will’ can break Maghaberry Prison impasse and Stoneyford ‘mistakes’ lead to PSNI discipline Free article

Fógraí Bháis

29 July 2010

Junior McPhillips, Brian ‘Batt’ Rafferty, Jack Webb and John Fogarty Free article

My World Cup hangover

29 July 2010

IN MADRID, people only seem to really wake up around 10pm and then stay out all night. Perfect for the insomniac social toper, or even the insomniac unsociable toper. So I was ‘in my granny’s.

Those fond traits of the Madrilenos were  enhanced by it being the week that they won the World Cup. I arrived in the city just in time for the start of the game after a frantic rush from... Free article

Will Labour Party shut down Dublin City Council amenities?

17 July 2010

THE Labour Party has been challenged by Sinn Féin group leader on Dublin City Council Larry O’Toole to “come clean” about their plans for cutting Dublin amenities.

Labour Councillor Killian Forde told a newspaper the next budget by the Labour/Fine Gael ruling group would be the harshest ever for the city.

Councillor O’Toole said:

“Labour’s Killian Forde said the Dublin City... Free article

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  • In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
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