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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

Belfast, Thursday: Eyewitness accounts to Gaza Flotilla Massacre

5 July 2010

BELFAST: Eyewitness accounts of Gaza Flotilla Massacre by ex-US Marine Ken O’Keefe (who was on the MV Mavi Marmara and clashed with Israeli commandos) and Fiachra Ó Luain.

Thursday 7:30pm, O’Donnell’s CLCG, Whiterock Road.

Talk free, social £5 or £3 unwaged/concessions. All proceeds to Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

Fine Gael Dublin lord mayor bars Sinn Féin bid to save public swimming pools

5 July 2010

SINN FÉIN Dublin North-East Councillor Larry O'Toole was ordered to leave the monthly meeting of Dublin City Council yesterday evening (Monday) after he protested over the refusal of Fine Gael Lord Mayor Gerry Breen to accept a motion designed to save three City Council swimming pools threatened with closure.

Councillor O'Toole said:

“The refusal to accept this motion was an... Free article

Sinn Féin will resist selling off of state enterprises

4 July 2010

SINN FÉIN says it will resist the selling off by the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government of state enterprises.

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Arthur Morgan said:

“Sinn Féin will resist every and any attempt to sell off the family silver: state enterprises that are buoyant and actually returning money to the Exchequer.”

It was not state companies that helped cause this crisis, he... Free article

Irish Examiner: Sinn Féin challenges Government on jobs strategy

4 July 2010

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government is being challenged as to whether its long-promised jobs strategy actually exists.

Read more: http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/ireland/sf-challenges-govt-on-jobs-strategy-463998.html#ixzz0shZPgkf6

Remembering Hunger-Striker Joe McDonnell

4 July 2010

A SERIES of events will take place across Belfast from July 8-10 to mark the 29th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of IRA Volunteer Joe McDonnell in the H-blocks of Long Kesh. Joe passed away after 61 days and was the fifth man to die in the 1981 Hunger Strike.

Joe's comrades who were in jail with him during the protest - Séanna Walsh, and Jim McCann and Seamus... Free article

3-month Dáil break during jobs crisis slated by Mary Lou McDonald

4 July 2010

THE Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government has been slated by Sinn Féin for taking a three-month summer break in the middle of an unemployment crisis.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said:

“As ministers prepare to down tools for the next few months, unemployment is sky-rocketing. For most people, the idea of the Dáil going on a break for nearly three months while... Free article

Westminster Government threatens 40% budget cuts to public services and jobs

3 July 2010

THE Tory/Liberal Democrat Westminster Government has told ministers to make plans for 40% cuts in their budgets in the harshest attack on public services and jobs since the Second World War.

The order comes from Conservative Party Chancellor George Osborne and it's not clear how its Liberal Democrat coalition partner's activists and rank and file will react to such swingeing attacks.

Taoiseach: No plans to hold Donegal by-election soon

3 July 2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has told Donegal-based Highland Radio he has no immediate plans for a by-election in Donegal South-West, where Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty will be challenging for the seat.

The seat has been vacant for the past year following the election of Pat the Cope Gallagher to the European Parliament.

Speaking to Highland Radio news during a visit to County... Free article

Young people twice as likely to be unemployed

3 July 2010

YOUNG people are twice as likely to be unemployed as older workers, according to new figures showing the 26 Counties  has one of the highest rate of youth unemployment in Europe.

The Central Statistics Office figures also show that Dublin has been the worst region for both job losses and for businesses going bust in recent months.

The news came after Ógra Shinn Féin staged a day... 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.
  • There are also articles about the aftermath of the 8th amendment campaign, the Rise of the Right and the civil rights movement.

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