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26 June 2008 Edition

The killing of Aidan McAnespie

26 June 2008

THE family of GAA fan Aidan McAnespie, shot dead by a British soldier after he passed through a checkpoint on the Monaghan/Tyrone border 20 years ago on his way to a match, say a new report into his death published this week heralds another phase in their campaign for the truth, not the end. Free article

BODENSTOWN : Wolfe Tone Commemoration

26 June 2008

REPUBLICANS from all parts of Ireland and abroad gathered in the County Kildare village of Sallins in County Kildare last Sunday for the annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration. Free article

Derry murder condemned

26 June 2008

Up to 1,000 people held a vigil on Tuesday in memory of a 22-year-old man shot dead in Derry's Creggan area. Among those who attended the vigil, near the scene of the shooting, were Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin. Free article

Lisbon Treaty rejection : Taoiseach meets EU leaders

26 June 2008

IS a better deal really possible? Seventy-six per cent of those who voted 'No' on 12 June clearly think so, according to the European Commission Gallup survey. Throughout the campaign, Sinn Féin argued that a 'No' vote would give the Irish Government a strong mandate to secure a better deal. The high turn-out (53 per cent) and wide margin (7 per cent) of the final result combined to give Taoiseach Brian Cowen the strongest possible hand in advance of the European Council meeting last Thursday and Friday in Brussels. Free article


BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE : Relatives call for action

26 June 2008

IN THE three days following the introduction of internment without trial by the Stormont regime on 9 August 1971, 11 people - ten men, including a local priest, and a mother of eight children - were shot dead by the British Army Parachute Regiment in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast. Free article

Demand for government to outline economic strategy as recession bites

26 June 2008

The latest economic quarterly report from the Economic and Social Research Institute confirmed what Irish workers and households have known for some time - the whole Irish economy is in recession. Worse still, as the first negative GNP figures since 1983 loom, it is clear that we face not just falling demand but rising inflation, and so families face a double whammy of rising unemployment and higher prices for food, fuel and mortgages. Free article

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