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July '81 deaths of two hunger strikers

6 July 2020

In early July 1981 An Phoblacht reported on the deaths of Joe McDonnell and Martin Hutson on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, the fifth and sixth strikers to die. Free article

No tax for 3,800 high earners 'kick in teeth' for jobless

28 August 2010

TAX LOOPHOLES remain open for the well-off while public services and social welfare are cut, says Arthur Morgan after news today that almost 4,000 high earners escaped paying any tax.

Deputy Morgan (left) said the figures from the Revenue Commissioners show that the Government have been slow to close tax loopholes for the rich while being quick to cut social welfare payments... Free article

Right to Work rally hears Sinn Féin alternative

28 August 2010

RIGHT TO WORK RALLY: There is an alternative to savage cuts and mass unemployment, says Dublin City Cllr Dessie Ellis

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Facing down the gangland killers

27 August 2010

BY DECLAN KEARNEY | Sinn Féin National Chairperson

DUBLIN neighbourhoods are under a continuous assault by the gangland warfare scourging the city.

The relentless cycle of gangland killings and shootings, the increasing forensic sophistication of the killers, and inability of the gardaí to combat their activities points to the level of deeply-entrenched, home-grown organised... Free article

The spirit and legacy of 1981 continues to inspire

27 August 2010

 

 

BELLAGHY, Martin McGuinness said, is a proud republican community, who in the most difficult days of our struggle rose up in defiance of Britain’s failed entity that was the Orange state. “Bellaghy continues to play its part in the pursuit of freedom and independence.”

He has “the great privilege to be the elected representative of the people of South Derry and East... Free article

Bloody Sunday: So who was guilty?

27 August 2010

BY LAURA FRIEL

MAKE no mistake about it: the Saville Inquiry and its report represent a huge achievement for the families of the victims and all those who challenged the denial of what really happened on Bloody Sunday. 

In 1972, Widgery had exonerated the British Army, blamed civil rights protesters, blamed the IRA and, most despicably, blamed the victims, those shot and killed... Free article

Editorial

27 August 2010

Gangland crime

 

GANGLAND killings and violent crime are in the news almost every day. Like the heroin epidemic of the 1980s and the resurgent drugs problem today, it is ever-present in ordinary neighbourhoods and communities, North and South.

In this issue, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney and Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD write about gangland... Free article

Community sector jobs campaign launched

27 August 2010

Unions and community sector fight to save local jobs and services

BY DARRAGH O’CONNOR, SIPTU Community Sector Lead Organiser

THE community and voluntary sector, trade unionists, community groups and employers have launched the ‘Defending Ireland’s Communities’ campaign to fight Government cuts.

Suicide prevention course in Fermanagh

27 August 2010

 

 

TO coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, Ógra Shinn Féin are organising a suicide prevention course in Enniskillen on Saturday, September 11th.

The course, which is being part-funded by Enniskillen YouthBank, will run from 10am to 4pm and a buffet lunch will be provided. There is no charge to take part in the course but numbers are strictly limited... Free article

British Army lied over Para killing of schoolgirl

27 August 2010

A SCHOOLGIRL shot dead by a member of the Parachute Regiment in 1976 was not killed as a result of crossfire, as the British Army has claimed for the past 34 years.

A new report by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team has exposed the British Army’s version of events as another pack of lies which has allowed 3 Para to get away with murder. 

Majella O’Hare was shot in the back by a... Free article

Donegal rallies against health cuts

27 August 2010

 

 

‘Time to support health care, not the wealth care of bankers and developers’– Mayor Cora Harvey

 

  BY JACK MURRAY

DONEGAL Mayor Cora Harvey of Sinn Féin has paid tribute to the 5,000 people who took to the streets around Letterkenny General Hospital in August to protest against health cuts.

Among the many community, voluntary, campaign and trade union groups on the march... Free article

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