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Moving forward – Mary Lou McDonald on effective opposition and providing a strong political alternative

12 July 2019

As the Dáil rises for the summer, it is timely to reflect on the political year that was.

We, in Sinn Féin, have been through a tough election and with that came analysis and reflection. It is human nature to take time, to heal and to ask tough questions of ourselves.

However, it is too easy to forget and to gloss over the very many achievements that Team Sinn Féin has made over the... Free article

The Hogan Stand

1 July 2010

Blowing out your vuvuzela

LET a fanfare of trumpets ring out, for vuvuzelas have been banned from Croke Park.The deafening South African plastic horns that emit an ear-splitting monotone drone like a Fine Gael backbencher after a heavy Sunday lunch will not be heard in the hallowed halls of HQ if the big noises in the GAA have their way. You can buy them in Dublin now but you... Free article

Jobless in South hits high

1 July 2010

THE number of people on the Live Register in the 26 Counties has risen to 452,882, its highest level ever.

The seasonally-adjusted Live Register figure increased from 439,100 in May to 444,900 in June, an increase of 5,800.

The standardised unemployment rate in June was 13.4%, up from 13.2% in May.

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Israel & EU: Sinn Féin MEP quizzes funding for Israeli military research

1 July 2010

EUROPEAN Commissioner Máire Geoghagan-Quinn has been asked by Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún how much EU taxpayers’ cash is going to companies likely to use the results of their EU-funded research to help Israel’s war machine.

Bairbre de Brún said:

“I have submitted a question to the European Commission asking how much funding has gone to companies which are likely to use the... Free article

Dublin High Court rejects electrical bosses' challenge to pay agreement

1 July 2010

THE High Court in Dublin has rejected on all counts a legal challenge on constitutional grounds by a group of electrical contractors to the Registered Employment Agreement (REA) on workers’ pay and conditions and a Labour Court ruling on the REA.

Technical Engineering & Electrical Union General Secretary Eamon Devoy, whose "Power Union" represents 10,000 members in the electrical... Free article

Sinn Féin raises prison conditions and Orange marches with Justice Minister David Ford

30 June 2010

A SINN FÉIN delegation led by party President Gerry Adams and including Justice spokesperson Alex Maskey and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness met with Justice Minister David Ford on Wednesday on issues including the ongoing situation in Maghaberry Prison and a number of upcoming contentious Orange parades.

Alex Maskey said after the meeting:

“We made it clear to Mr Ford our... Free article

Clondalkin double murders: Extra Garda resources wanted

30 June 2010

CLONDALKIN Sinn Féin Councillor Matthew McDonagh has renewed his call for a significant increase in Garda resources for the Garda Drugs Squad after the double murder of two brothers in Neilstown, Dublin West, this week.

They came on the same day that the Garda seized 14kg of cocaine along with two semi-automatic handguns in Terenure.

“We have gardaí fully trained to fight crime... Free article

Ballykissane commemoration

28 June 2010

THE annual Ballykissane commemoration took place in Killorglin, County Kerry, on May 29th.

The opening address was given by Mairéad Ní Mhaoláin at the event in which Conn Keating, Donal Sheahan and Charlie Monaghan, the first casualties of the 1916 Rising, were commemorated.

These Volunteers met a tragic death as they attempted to assist the importation of arms on board The Aud... Free article

Harrison Ford and saving Seán Mac Dermott Street Swimming Pool – The Mary Lou McDonald Column

24 June 2010

THINGS got controversial at the Save Our Swimming Pool campaign fund-raising quiz the other night. It was the picture round. No one could figure out who the angry-looking man in the grainy photograph was. One person – who I will not name (yet) – swore that it was Harrison Ford. It wasn’t.

It was Ivor Callely.

Fianna Fáil Senator Callely is one of the politicians in the headlines... Free article

Dublin's Dolphin House breaches UN standards

23 June 2010

A meeting of residents at Dolphin House, organised to highlight the living conditions in Dublin Corporation flats, was told this week that that UN standards on housing are being breached in Dolphin House.
Councillor Criona Ní Dhálaigh attended and spoke at the meeting, and said Dolphin House is by no means unique in these living conditions. She pointed out that only ten minutes... Free article

Rejuvenated and re-energised - An Phoblacht monthly new prices

23 June 2010

By now, many of our readers will know that An Phoblacht will launch as a new monthly on 24 June. The paper is adapting, like most print media, to the phenomena of online media and is also changing its format - the new monthly edition will be crammed with interesting features, interviews and analysis. This edition will complement the vastly improved, dynamic web presence.
The... Free article

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