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The death of Thomas McElwee

7 August 2020

THOMAS McELWEE, aged 23, was born in Bellaghy, south Derry, on 30 November 1957. Thomas was arrested following a premature explosion in an IRA operation in October 1976 in which he lost the sight of one eye. His younger brother, Benedict, was arrested in the same incident. Thomas received a 20-year sentence in September 1977.He spent 62 days on hunger strike from 8 June. He died on 8 August 1981. 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

Vigilantism won’t solve problem of anti-social activity

27 August 2010

BY PAUL MASKEY Sinn Féin MLA

 

COMMUNITY SAFETY is the biggest challenge facing residents in west Belfast. We are all frustrated with anti-social behaviour and criminality, which most of us have directly experienced.

The question is: how are we collectively going to reduce this activity and improve the safety of our communities and the quality of life for local residents?

It... Free article

An Streacailt i 1966

27 August 2010

 

 

  LE SEÁN Ó MURCHADHA

TAMAILLÍN ó shin agus mé ar mo bhealach ó Chinn Mhara go Baile Uí Bheacháin thug mé faoi deara leacht thart fá dhá mhíle taobh amuigh de Chinn Mhara. Ní raibh cuma iontach ar an leacht ach bhí an scribhneoireacht soiléair go leor chun léamh. Bhí na focail seo ar an leacht:

Coiste Cuimhneacháin

Phádraig Uí Rioghbhardáin

A thóg an leacht seo mar... Free article

SDLP leader gets it wrong on intelligence

27 August 2010

SINN FEIN’S spokesperson on policing, Alex Maskey, has rejected the ludicrous suggestions by SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie that Sinn Féin is in any way responsible for the recent actions by so-called ‘dissidents’.
The South Belfast MLA was responding after the SDLP leader accused intelligence operations in the North of “getting nowhere” after a device planted in a wheelie bin... Free article

Sick political establishment and media ignore tax on illness

27 August 2010

 

 

FROM September 2010, Medical Card patients in the 26 Counties will be forced to pay a charge per item on their prescriptions for the first time. 

The most remarkable yet least noticed aspect of the closure of the Dáil and Seanad for the summer was the passing of legislation that undermines the Medical Card scheme and imposes these prescription charges. While there were... Free article

Relocating Monaghan rapid response vehicle risks lives

27 August 2010

 

THE relocation of the Rapid Response Vehicle from Monaghan to Castleblayney is putting the lives of patients in north Monaghan at risk, says Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McKenna, a member of the Dublin/North-East Regional Health Forum.

He said that the North-East Transformation document drawn up prior to the removal of acute medical cover from Monaghan General Hospital promised an... Free article

Aislingí Lavery agus stair na hÉireann

27 August 2010

LE MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA 

MÁ TÁ sibh i lár chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath idir seo agus Deireadh Fómhair 31, ná cailligí an taispeántas ag Gealaraí na Cathrach, an Hugh Lane i gCearnóg Pharnell. Is iomaí mórshiúlta stairiúla a cuireadh tús leo taobh amuigh den Hugh Lane ach cé mhéad poblachtánaigh a théann isteach ann? Tá stair na hÉireann le feiceáil taobh istigh leis an taispeántas... Free article

The People’s Supermarket – Shoppers of the world unite!

27 August 2010

The co-op supermarket concept is giving the world real food for thought

 BY SEÁN Ó FLOINN

YET another store opened its doors in the past few weeks, selling an array of items from organic muesli and recycled toilet paper to ecological soap and fair-trade coffee. Its enthusiastic staff, sporting eye-catching bright yellow T-shirts,  work the tills and replenish the shelves. There... Free article

Coiste Na n-Iarchimí bursaries for education or training

27 August 2010

 

IN August 2009 Coiste Na n-Iarchimí launched its Education and Training Bursary Scheme, which has to date assisted almost 500 former political prisoners and immediate family members with costs towards their education or training. 

These bursaries are funded by the EU Peace 3 Programme under the European Regional Development Fund through SEUPB and are available to those who need... Free article

The Ballymurphy Massacre

27 August 2010

The children speak out

‘THE BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE’ is the name given to the murderous rampage in the 36 hours after the introduction of internment in August 1971 when 11 civilians – 10 men, including a local priest, and a mother of eight children – were killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. The same regiment went on less than six months later to gun down 14 civil rights... Free article

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