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“It’s time for Fianna Fáil to stop abstaining from the North” – McDonald

11 September 2019

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald has hit out strongly at Fianna Fáil for their ongoing policy of abstaining from political life in the North of Ireland, and has urged them to stop hurling from the ditch as the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit continues to grow.

The comments come as the Sinn Féin President addressed the party’s annual away day ahead of the upcoming Dáil term.... Free article

Ballymurphy’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

2 July 2010

BY LAURA FRIEL

RELATIVES of 11 people killed by the same British Army regiment months before they went on to murder 14 civil rights marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday have called for an international investigation into the killings.
Over a period of three days in August 1971, 11 people were killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in west Belfast’s Ballymurphy area. Many of... Free article

INTERNATIONAL: Venezuela’s drive for ‘21st century socialism’ BY SEÁN Ó FLOINN

2 July 2010

Chávez takes ‘anti-people firms’ into public ownership

DURING one his ‘Aló Presidente’ six-hour weekly state television shows packed with political announcements and revolutionary pronouncements, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chávez announced plans to take over more private companies.
In his 11-year tenure, Chávez has taken a host of businesses into public hands, from oil... Free article

Remembering the Past

2 July 2010

Countdown to 2016 and beyond

THE centenary of the 1916 Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is now six years away. In the decade ahead, the centenaries of pivotal events in Irish history prior to and after the Rising will be marked. These will provide a focus for many commemorative events, debates and publications while, as Michelle Gildernew stated in her Bodenstown... Free article

Seando Moore - A courageous Volunteer and hard-working community activist

2 July 2010

THIS tribute to former IRA Volunteer and republican ex-POW Seando Moore was given in an oration at Seando’s funeral in Milltown Cemetery on Tuesday, June 15th, by Danny Morrison, a fellow activist who served time in the Cages of Long Kesh alongside Seando.

Seando’s story is a story about him, his family, and the community which was crucial in supporting the IRA, making it, in the... Free article

Around the councils

2 July 2010

First-ever Female First Citizen

County council demands Health Minister Harney’s resignation or sacking

ONE of the largest local authorities in the 26 Counties, South Dublin County Council, has backed a Sinn Féin motion calling on Health Minister Mary Harney to resign or be sacked.

The local authority represents a population of a quarter of a million.

Tallaght Sinn Féin... Free article

Bodenstown 2010

2 July 2010

‘We are the United Irishmen and Irishwomen of 2010’

IN BRILLIANT sunny weather and temperatutres around 20C, thousands of republicans from across Ireland gathered in Sallins, County Kildare, on Sunday, June 20th, to parade to Sallins Churchyard to honour ‘The Father of Irish Republicanism’, Theobald Wolfe Tone.

The events were chaired by Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty.

Here are... Free article

A truly historic poll

2 July 2010

THE most important aspect of the Irish Times poll in June was not the 32% for Labour but the combined 45% for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
Individual polls tell you very little; it’s the overall trend that counts.
Since February 2009, Labour has scored from 20% to 25% in the MRBI polls. The dramatic 10-point jump in June could be either an anomaly or an indicator of a significant... Free article

Slash-and-burn Westminster Budget targets poor

2 July 2010

BY EMMA CLANCY

TORY British Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence that “We’re all in this together” in the lead-up to the announcement of his slash-and-burn Emergency Budget on June 22nd was met with anger and scepticism from those in the Government’s crosshairs.
The Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition’s Emergency Budget takes special aim at welfare recipients and public sector... Free article

Key speakers at Ógra youth jobs summit

2 July 2010

ICTU, trade unions, NYCI, Labour Youth and Socialist Youth speak on Ógra Shinn Féin platform

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions, trade union Unite, the Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed, Independent Workers’ Union, the National Youth Council of Ireland, Labour Youth and Socialist Youth all sent platform speakers to Ógra Shinn Féin’s youth unemployment conference in... Free article

Ógra at Basque youth rally in Brussels

2 July 2010

ÓGRA Shinn Féin activists David Collins and Evan Maxwell represented the republican youth organisation at a mass rally in Brussels, the hub of the European Union, on May 29th in support of the Basque youth movement.
They were campaigning against the repression of their peaceful political work by the Spanish and French states.
Last November, 34 youths were arrested in the Basque... Free article

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