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20 March 2008 Edition

Celebrate 1916 and work for Irish unity - Adams

20 March 2008

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has invited people to attend and support the events throughout the country this weekend to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. More than 100 Easter Commemorations will take place throughout the country this weekend. Free article

IRA Easter message 2008

20 March 2008

On this the 92nd Anniversary of the 1916 Rising, the leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann extends solidarity to the families of our patriot dead. Free article

Back to basics for unionists?

20 March 2008

AS WE approach the tenth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, instability at the heart of unionism is once again threatening the political process. Less than a year since the restoration of power-sharing, the announced resignation of Ian Paisley as First Minister and leader of the Democratic Unionist Party has left not only the largest unionist party in a state of flux but also the future direction of unionism. Free article

Ex-POW killed by thugs

20 March 2008

ONE of the men suspected of carrying out the weekend attack from which Belfast republican former POW Frank 'Bap' McGreevy died of his injuries had absconded from Hydebank Young Offenders' Centre two weeks ago. The PSNI was told where the escaped criminal was but did nothing about it. Free article


Dublin City Council backs Sinn Féin call for all-Ireland trade union rights

20 March 2008

DUBLIN Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh has successfully had a motion unanimously passed at a South Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council for British Telecom workers to have the right to join a trade union no matter where they work in Ireland, North and South. Free article

Adams welcomes US support for transfer of powers

20 March 2008

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, who attended a St. Patrick's Day event in the White House, welcomed a call by US President George Bush for the implementation of the Transfer of Justice and Policing powers as agreed at St. Andrews. Free article

Morgan calls for debate of Employment Law Compliance Bill

20 March 2008

SINN FÉIN TD and Workers' Rights spokesperson Arthur Morgan has welcomed the publication of the Employment Law Compliance Bill 2008. Morgan said the Bill was timely and that he hopes it would be debated as soon as possible when the Dáil returns from its Easter break. Free article

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