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Sinn Féin lay out the human cost of the housing crisis

11 December 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has published a document comprising real-life submissions from people impacted by the housing crisis. Deputy McDonald published a video on her social media accounts last week calling on people to share their lived experiences of the housing crisis.

The comments from the Dublin Central TD came shortly after a motion of no confidence in the... Free article

Health Minister McGimpsey should do his job, not lecture others

6 July 2010

SINN FÉIN has said it won’t take lectures from the under-performing Health Minister Michael McGimpsey, who has accused critics of the state of the health service in the North of playing politics.

The health minister refused to attend yesterday’s North/South Ministerial Council where health and all-Ireland co-operation in the recession dominated the agenda.

MLA for mid-Ulster... Free article

Roof-top protest at Fianna Fáil TD's office wins public debate on youth unemployment

6 July 2010

FIANNA FÁIL TD Noel O’Flynn has accepted a challenge to debate the Government’s attitude to youth unemployment after five Ógra Shinn Féin activists staged a two-hour roof-top protest on his constituency office in Cork on Tuesday morning.

Gardaí were called to the premises on Old Mallow Road but no arrests were made and the protests ended after Deputy O’Flynn agreed to the... 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.

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