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27 October 2005 Edition

Social Partnership: ICTU adds to pressure

27 October 2005

Postal workers stand up to Dempsey As an An Post wage dispute exposes the willingness of the government to ignore Partnership when it suits its purposes, the decision of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to defer a decision on talks piles the pressure on the ailing Partnership model. Free article

Adams 'shock and regret' at death of Rosa Parks

27 October 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has expressed "shock and regret" at learning of the death of Mrs Rosa Parks. Gerry Adams described Parks as "one of the great leaders of the 20th Century whose courage and example achieved radical social change in her own country but also across the globe". Free article

Appointment a sop to the DUP

27 October 2005

Sinn Féin has labelled the appointment of RUC widow Bertha McDougall as the new Victims' Commissioner as a political sop to the DUP. The appointment announced by the British Government this week has caused concern amongst victims' groups, particularly those representing victims and survivors of state and state-sponsored violence. Free article

Sinn Féin goes to Europe over Irish Ferris

27 October 2005

A demonstration in support of Irish Ferries workers has been called by SIPTU outside Liberty Hall on 3 November at 1.30pm. The demonstration will then march to Government Buildings as a show of strength for workers in the ferry company facing forced redundancy. Workers from all unions are being asked to support the march. Free article

Two nations, one struggle

27 October 2005

We clapped and cheered and laughed our way through a evening of solidarity and understanding with South African Government Minister Ronnie Kasrils and his comrades who had travelled to Ireland to attend Sinn Féin's Céad Bliain anniversary celebrations. Free article


Green Paper: Campaign steps up - Irish unity motion will test rhetoric

27 October 2005

Sinn Féin TDs will table a Dáil motion next week calling for all parties in the Oireachtas to co-operate in the planning and preparation for Irish reunification. This is an important step in the campaign calling on the Dublin Government to publish a Green Paper on Irish Unity. Free article

Solidarity and support - Gerry Adams in South Africa: BY RICHARD McAULEY

27 October 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams spent four days in South Africa last week. He was accompanied by party colleague Richard McAuley and Daily Ireland reporter Jarlath Kearney. Richard McAuley reports for An Phoblacht on this historic visit Free article

Céad Bliain - Breithlá Shinn Féin: Celebration dinner 5 November

27 October 2005

It's been a very full year for Caitríona Ruane. Starting with the launch of Sinn Féin's Céad Bliain celebrations in Dublin's Mansion House last January, she has headed up a packed calendar that included the production of a new book looking back at 100 years of Sinn Féin, the re-launch of An Phoblacht, a women's conference in Newry, rallies throughout the country culminating in a huge National Rally for Irish Unity in Dublin and hundreds of local events. Free article

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