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Govt Tips bill “Window dressing that fails workers" - SF

10 October 2019

Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan has hit out at the Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty, saying that her tips bill is nothing more than “window dressing that fails workers.”

The criticism comes as at the Government refuses to progress a Sinn Féin Bill which would give hospitality workers a legal right to the tips that they earn.

The Limerick based Senator introduced the... Free article

Remembering the Past BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

30 July 2010

Internment and resistance

NO single decision by the British Government in Ireland did more to violate human rights and to escalate the conflict than the decision to impose internment without trial in the Six Counties. Detention without charge was in force between August 1971 and December 1975 and during that time nearly 2,000 people were interned.
The significance of internment... Free article

Around the Oireachtas

30 July 2010

Ó Snodaigh slams FF/Green masquerade, ‘Mad-cap road toll unworkable’ – Ferris, Pearse Doherty supports ABA schools and ‘Where were Public Interest Directors?’ asks Arthur Morgan 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

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