Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

15 November 2007 Edition

INTERVIEW Martin Ferris - a life in struggle

15 November 2007

Sinn Féin North Kerry TD MARTIN FERRIS (55) is from Barrow, Ardfert, County Kerry. Martin, in a manner of speaking, took the scenic route into the Dáil having travelled through various police stations, served a number of prison sentences, and made relentless escape attempts before eventually being elected a TD. He talks to ELLA O'DWYER about his life and being the newly-appointed Sinn Féin 'United Ireland' spokesperson. Free article

Oncologist dropped by RTÉ talks to An Phoblacht

15 November 2007

PROFESSOR John Crown is one of Ireland's leading cancer specialists. This week he has been at the eye of a media and political storm after he was dropped from the panel of last Friday night's Late Late Show on RTÉ. He disputes the version of events presented by RTÉ. The station's managing director of television, Noel Curran, said it was not his decision to drop Crown but he had instructed the programme's editor to "change the panel and balance the item". It was Crown, an oncologist at Dublin's St Vincent's Hospital, who was dropped. Free article

Huge crowds mark 50th anniversary of Edentubber Martyrs

15 November 2007

The largest crowds ever seen for an Edentubber commemoration turned out on the Louth/Armagh border on Sunday, 11 November, to mark the 50th anniversary of the deaths of five republican activists killed during the 1956-62 IRA Border Campaign when a landmine exploded prematurely. Free article

Sinn Féin fight-back: Munster and Dublin cuigí plan ahead

15 November 2007

THE two final cuige conferences held by Sinn Féin to revitalise the party and begin the political fight-back after the 26-County general election took place last weekend in Munster and Dublin. Free article


Arrest and assault of Tom Murphy raise serious questions

15 November 2007

AFTER darkness had fallen on Wednesday night, 7 November, Tom Murphy was on his way home from a GAA match in Dundalk. He was with his brother and his sister-in-law. Their car was forcibly stopped on a country road by a Northern-registered jeep. Free article

New concern over Foster's handling of Giant's Causeway bid

15 November 2007

NORTH ANTRIM Sinn Féin Assembly member Daithí McKay has expressed his "extreme concern" last week at Environment Minister Arlene Foster's handling of the application from Seaport Investments for a private visitors' centre at the Giant's Causeway. Free article

UDA claims end to all its violence and criminality

15 November 2007

THE UDA chose British Remembrance Sunday commemorations throughout the North on Sunday, 11 November, to announce that it was ending violence and criminality. Free article

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