Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

10 January 2008 Edition

Hypocrisy and denial over Britain's war in Ireland

10 January 2008

A SUGGESTION that the British state may be asked to formally say that it fought a war in the North of Ireland has sparked outrage from unionist politicians. The option is said to be one being considered by the British Government-appointed 'Consultative Group on the Past'. Free article

'Irish unity, independence and the Republic outlined in 1916 Proclamation' remain IRA goals

10 January 2008

The following is the text of a New Year's message supplied to An Phoblacht this week by the leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann. Free article

Bill of Rights for North imperative - Ó Caoláin

10 January 2008

Responding to a news article in Wednesday's Irish Times regarding the Church of Ireland Gazette's criticism of a Bill of Right's for the North Sinn Féin TD and Dáil Peace Process spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin noted that the provision for a comprehensive and inclusive Bill of Rights was incorporated in the Good Friday Agreement and agreed to by voters throughout the 32 counties in 1998. Free article

Education critical as thousands of building jobs at risk

10 January 2008

Sinn Féin Senator and Spokesperson on Education Pearse Doherty has called on the Irish Government to start adequately planning now for a downturn in the construction sector. Senator Doherty made his comments after the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in the 26 Counties repeated what Sinn Féin has been saying for a long time, that thousands of men working in the construction sector are at risk of long-term unemployment in a downturn because of low education levels. Free article


Looking forward with confidence - Adams

10 January 2008

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams MP MLA in a New Year message said that 2007 had been a significant year. Free article

Ahern may be heading for last big gig

10 January 2008

JULIUS CEASAR was told to "beware the Ides of March" and he was duly assassinated in that month. As tribunal troubles mount up for Bertie Ahern his political demise may well be approaching and if he cannot disentangle himself then his own parliamentary party may decide to desert him once he has addressed the US Congress in Washington in March. Free article

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