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Dawn Foster – A tribute

16 July 2021

Joe Dwyer remembers journalist Dawn Foster who died suddenly. Free article

John Lennon's birthday – One photo that won't be used by the British media?

9 October 2010

OCTOBER 9th 2010 would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Fresh Air remembers the legendary musician with excerpts from interviews conducted with people who knew him, and people who studied his life. This discussion with Jon Wiener was originally broadcast on January 25th 2000.

ANTI-WAR SONGS like Give Peace a Chance didn't exactly endear former Beatle John Lennon to the... Free article

End the Afghan War: Shannon Airport Roundabout, Sunday (PANA)

9 October 2010

THE war on Afghanistan has gone on now for nine years. To mark the event, the Peace & Neutrality Alliance and Shannonwatch are organising a demonstration at the Shannon Airport Roundabout on Sunday, October 10 from 2pm to 3pm.

PANA held its first demonstration at Shannon Airport against the war in May 2002. Since then, thousands of Afghans, US and other soldiers from its vassal... Free article

Pearse Doherty seeks by-election nomination this Sunday, Donegal South-West

9 October 2010

THE Sinn Féin selection convention for the Donegal South-West by-election will take place in the Óstan Loch Altan, Gortahork, this Sunday, 10th October, at 4pm.

Senator Pearse Doherty, currently engaged in a High Court action against the Government over its failure to hold the by-election, will seek the Sinn Féin nomination.

Senator Doherty said:

The Donegal South-West... Free article

Bertie's News of the World ad – Take 3 / Rupert Murdoch's $1m election bid

8 October 2010

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AN PHOBLACHT can't claim Rupert Murdoch as a friend.... Free article

Autumn Irish-language evening classes, 58 Parnell Square – Start Monday

8 October 2010

A NEW Irish-language course for beginners will start on Monday 11th October in 58 Parnell Square (the Sinn Féin Bookshop).

The course will focus on communicative skills: listening and speaking.

Using modern teaching methods, students will learn to engage in simple everyday interaction while being provided with the basic structure of the language.

Classes will be held weekly... Free article

No group hug to ease Greens’ conscience – Sinn Féin rejects cuts consensus

8 October 2010

SINN FÉIN has rejected the Green Party’s call for an all-party consensus on a cuts agenda, saying there will be “no group hug to ease the Green Party’s conscience”.

Sinn Féin Social Protection spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said his party would not be part of a consensus for “savage cuts, further deflation and unemployment”.

He said:

The Green Party’s John Gormley and... Free article

North's council reform deadlock down to Environment Minister

7 October 2010

SINN FÉIN'S spokesperson on the Review of Public Administration local government reform plan has refuted claims in today's Belfast Telegraph that the failure to implement the RPA is down to an impasse between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

Alex Maskey MLA said the responsibility lies squarely at the door of Environment Minister Edwin Poots.

Failure to implement the RPA and reduce the... Free article

Community & Voluntary Pillar's Budget alternatives echo Sinn Féin's stance

7 October 2010

THE pre-Budget briefing by the 17 member groups in the Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partners is welcome and echoes the calls of Sinn Féin for an alternative Budget that will not undermine growth, Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan has said.

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance described the Government’s economic strategy as “dangerous for the future”.

The Community and... Free article

Donegal Sinn Féin election convention Sunday – High Court case October 18

7 October 2010

GERRY ADAMS, Mary Lou McDonald and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin will all be attending this Sunday’s Sinn Féin Dáil general election convention for Donegal South-West. Senator Pearse Doherty (pictured) is the only nominee for the candidacy.

Commenting ahead of the event, Senator Doherty said:

With the High Court hearing on October 18th fast approaching, I have spoken to my legal team and I... Free article

Gaza aid convoy Irish appeal to Irish Government and EU for speedy passage

7 October 2010

THE Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has again called on the Irish Government and the European Union (EU) to ensure safe passage for the Viva Palestina convoy and ensure Egypt allows it proceed without hindrance to deliver its much-needed humanitarian aid into Gaza.

The IPSC call comes as the convoy has been waiting since Sunday in the Syrian port of Latakia, in a... Free article

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