Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

9 October 2008 Edition

Why Sinn Féin supported the Dáil legislation

9 October 2008

We need to know what assurance will be given to those who have lost their jobs in the construction sector, those who are mortgaged to the hilt and are facing negative equity in their homes, those who risk losing their homes and those who did not earn bonuses during the boom years while others reaped millions Free article

Job creation and enterprise must be focus of Budget 2009

9 October 2008

SINN FÉIN has been in touch with both Fine Gael and Labour in a bid to form a combined Opposition lobby for a meeting with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and Government party spokespersons on Finance to try and reach an all-party consensus on the terms and conditions of the insurance deal with Irish banks. Free article

DERRY 1968 : A turning point for Civil Rights and the North

9 October 2008

DERRY'S Guildhall was the setting last weekend for events marking the 40th anniversary of the famous 5 October 1968 civil rights march in Derry, which was a turning point in modern Irish history. Free article

Death of Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie McHugh, one of life's true gentlemen

9 October 2008

WEST TYRONE MP Pat Doherty has said that the sudden death of veteran Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie McHugh at his home in Castlederg, County Tyrone, has left everyone numb with shock and sorrow. Free article

Obama backs Cory on Finucane inquiry

9 October 2008

US Democratic Party Presedential candidate Barack Obama is backing Judge Peter Cory's call for an independent inquiry into the 1989 killing of Belfast human rights solicitor Pat Finucane. Free article


Doherty warns against government attempt to reshape debate on Lisbon

9 October 2008

SINN FÉIN Senator Pearse Doherty this week addressed the inaugural meeting of the Oireachtas sub committee tasked with tackling Irish voters' rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. Free article

Policing Board's backing for Tasers 'shameful'

9 October 2008

THE Policing Board decision to endorse the use of Taser 50,000-volt electro-shock guns throughout the North has been criticised by Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson. The UN recently concluded that pain delivered by the Taser amounted to torture. Free article

Unionist Ministers vote to block North Belfast housing

9 October 2008

SINN FÉIN MLA for North Belfast, Carál ní Chuilín, has slammed the decision by Unionist Ministers, North Belfast MLA Nigel Dodds and Michael McGimpsey, sitting on Belfast City Council who voted against a planned housing development in North Belfast. Free article

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