Issue 1 - 2023 front

17 July 2008 Edition

Sarkozy in Ireland : Sinn Féin seeks face-to-face meeting

17 July 2008

SINN FÉIN TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has described comments attributed to French President Nicholas Sarkozy that "the Irish will have to vote again" as deeply insulting to the people of Ireland. Free article

Twelfth speeches expose Orange Order agenda

17 July 2008

THE political rhetoric in speeches delivered by the leaders of the Orange Order at a series of parades across the North have exposed the true nature of this anti-Good Friday Agreement and sectarian organisation. Free article


17 July 2008

THIS YEAR, for the first time, the National Hunger Strike Commemoration will be held in Derry - a very appropriate development given that five of the ten hunger strikers were from that county. Free article

Sinn Féin defends vulnerable against Government cutbacks

17 July 2008

SINN FÉIN has rejected moves to make the most vulnerable sectors of society in the 26 Counties bear the brunt of the current economic downturn. The Irish Government last week announced that potentially devastating cutbacks in public services remain the main plank of its response to a massive revenue shortfall. Free article


New group demands answers in CR gas cover-up

17 July 2008

A NEW GROUP is demanding answers of the British Government over the use of CR gas against republican prisoners in Long Kesh in 1974. Free article

Economic downturn no excuse for Government neglecting the West

17 July 2008

AS Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan last week announced the first of what is likely to be a series of public spending cuts, Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty warned that the downturn should not be used as an excuse for the state to once gain turn its back on the West of Ireland. Free article

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