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7 August 2008 Edition

Gerry Adams launches new 'Text to Join' recruitment drive

7 August 2008

GERRY ADAMS this week launched the new 'Text to Join' Sinn Féin initiative outside the party's office on the Falls Road in west Belfast. Free article

Framework for policing progress agreed

7 August 2008

Sinn Féin and the DUP have made progress on the issue of the transfer of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast. Free article

Privatisation of primary care centres breaks Government pledges

7 August 2008

THE Fianna Fáil-led government is breaking one of the key health service commitments in the National Development Plan and the Programme for Government, Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said. Free article

Health cuts in Louth and Meath exposed

7 August 2008

AN INTERNAL Health Service Executive document detailing health service cuts in Louth and Meath has been revealed by Sinn Féin County Councillor Tomás Sharkey. The document highlights cuts that have already taken place over the last few months and others which are planned during 2008. Free article


The Parachute Regiment and Britain's licence to kill

7 August 2008

AS INTERNMENT was imposed in the Six Counties this week in 1971, the British Army's Parachute Regiment carried out a massacre of nationalist civilians in Belfast. Other such killings followed in the months before Bloody Sunday in Derry. PEADAR WHELAN looks at the background and the continuing quest for truth and justice. Free article

Unfurling the national flag

7 August 2008

Sinn Féin President GERRY ADAMS delivered a keynote speech at the unfurling of the Tricolour in the office of Belfast Mayor Tom Hartley on 5 August. We carry here an edited version of his address. Free article

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