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Centenary of the burning of Balbriggan

20 September 2020

THE month of September 1920 saw an intensification of war in Ireland with the British Army, regular Royal Irish Constabulary, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries targeting the civilian population in ‘reprisals’ that had the sanction of the British Government. Free article

Adams urges Spain to respond positively to ETA ceasefire

5 September 2010

GERRY ADAMS has urged a positive response from the Spanish Government to today's announcement by ETA of a ceasefire.

The Sinn Féin president and MP for West Belfast said:

“I welcome the announcement made today by ETA to pursue Basque independence through peaceful and democratic means. This is a significant statement and has the potential to bring about a permanent end to the... Free article

Hold 3 by-elections together, says Green Party minister

5 September 2010

GREEN PARTY Communications Minister Eamon Ryan says that all three long-overdue by-elections in the 26 Counties should be held at the same time.

He was commenting after newspaper reports that Fianna Fáil are planing to hold the Donegal South-West by-election in March in order to put an end to a legal challenge by Sinn Féin and Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty.  The case is due to... Free article

ETA ceasefire welcomed by Gerry Adams

5 September 2010

THE announcement by the Basque guerrilla organisation ETA of a ceasefire has been welcomed by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP.

The BBC reports:

It is unclear whether ETA is declaring a permanent or temporary ceasefire.

In the video obtained by the BBC, three hooded ETA fighters are shown sitting behind a desk with the ETA flag pinned up behind them.

The figure in the middle... Free article

Navan hospital rally: 'Closure threat to patients’

5 September 2010

SINN FÉIN Deputy Mayor of Navan Councillor Peadar Tóibín has said closures of services at Our Lady’s Hospital in the town are a threat to patient safety.

Addressing a rally of over 600 people to protest at the hospital cloure, the Deputy Mayor also criticised Fianna Fáil Minister and local TD Noel Depmsey for his lack of action in relation to the issue.

Peadar Tóibín said:

“Meath... Free article

SARI (Sport Against Racism Ireland) Soccerfest 2010

5 September 2010

MEETING on Tuesday 7th September at 6.30pm in the offices of CONCERN for all Soccerfest 2010 volunteers.

Please use the entrance at 23/25 Grantham street, D2, just off Lower Camden Street. If you haven't registered yet but would like to then please come to the meeting.

Soccerfest 2010 takes place on Sat 11th and Sun 12th September at the Garda and Camogie Grounds, Phoenix... Free article

Gerry Adams on the Middle East peace talks in Washington

4 September 2010

THE Middle East peace talks, which formally opened in Washington on Thursday, have been given one year. It’s a tall order...

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PSNI raids on brothels against people traffickers

4 September 2010

BAIRBRE DE BRÚN MEP has welcomed this week's PSNI raids to free women thought to have been trafficked into Ireland and forced to work in brothels. The PSNI raided seven premises in Belfast and rescued a number of people.

The Sinn Féin MEP (right) has called on everyone to play their part in ending "this abhorrent practice".

“Up to 800,000 people are trafficked across borders... Free article

'ATM tax' for bank kidnappings withdrawn

3 September 2010

CRITICISM of Justice Minister Dermot Ahern's idea of an 'ATM tax' by banks on customers withdrawing their own money from ATM machines to cover the costs of 'tiger kidnappings' has forced the Fianna Fáil deputy to backtrack

The senior Fianna Fáil figure went public with his idea after the kidnapping of an AIB bank manager’s wife who was held hostage by an armed gang until her... Free article

Navan hospital rally Saturday 1pm – Deputy Mayor

3 September 2010

DEPUTY MAYOR PEADAR TÓIBÍN has organised a rally in support of Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan at 1pm this Saturday after this week’s revelation that surgical services are being removed.

Peadar Toíbín (left) said:

“People are rightfully angry at the closing of services. During the last general election, Minister Noel Dempsey promised to ‘go to the wire’ for the county hospital.... Free article

Govt told: ‘Move by-election writ or I'll see you in court’

3 September 2010

SINN FÉIN Senator Pearse Doherty has told the Government: “Move the writ for the Donegal by-election by October 18th or I’ll see you back in the High Court.”

The Donegal senator (right) was responding to media reports that the Government could try and dodge a High Court verdict by saying it will hold the by-election sometime next year. Senator Doherty said only moving the actual... Free article

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