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15 May 2008 Edition

Interview : Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness, one year on from the new Executive

15 May 2008

A YEAR after the re-establishment of the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement, including a power-sharing Executive headed by Sinn Féin and the DUP, joint First Minister MARTIN McGUINNESS speaks to An Phoblacht Editor SEÁN Mac BRÁDAIGH about the current political situation, his relationship with Ian Paisley, the critical importance of having policing and justice powers transferred from London to the Six Counties, and the ongoing campaign by elements of the Establishment against Sinn Féin Education Minister Caitríona Ruane. Free article

Interview : Seán 'Spike' Murray, member of the Strategic Review of Parading Body

15 May 2008

THE PARADES body's interim report last month created anxiety amongst some key residents' groups who feared that the proposals would lead to a 'pre-1998 situation'. Seán Murray, a republican former POW and member of the Strategic Review of Parading Body, speaks to An Phoblacht to address those fears. Free article

Death of Ivan Barr

15 May 2008

REPUBLICANS throughout Ireland and further afield have been shocked and saddened at the death on Friday, 9 May, of veteran republican Ivan Barr. Free article

Ministers at sea over Lisbon Treaty

15 May 2008

GOVERNMENT ministers Willie O'Dea and Micheál Martin have shown in two RTÉ radio debates with Sinn Féin that they don't know key facts about the Lisbon Treaty that have serious implications for Irish business and farming and EU militarisation, according to Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald. Free article

Major campaign to regenerate the West

15 May 2008

SINN FÉIN Senator Pearse Doherty and Kerry North TD Martin Ferris this week launched a major campaign around the regeneration of the west of Ireland. The title of the campaign is 'The West's Awake - From Kerry to Donegal we demand our rights.' Free article


O'Keeffe must reverse directive on immersion teaching

15 May 2008

SINN FÉIN mounted a protest at Leinster House on Tuesday evening against Government plans to end Irish-language immersion teaching. Free article

West Belfast Community Safety Forum announced

15 May 2008

A WEST Belfast Community Safety Forum was announced this week by local MP Gerry Adams and British Direct Rule Minister Paul Goggins, who still has responsibility for policing and justice matters in the North. Free article

Catholic man injured in Ballymena attack

15 May 2008

A YOUNG Catholic man says he is lucky to be alive after an attack by a sectarian gang in Ballymena. Free article

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