Issue 1 - 2023 front

16 October 2008 Edition

Budget attacks working families, low-paid, pensioners and unemployed

16 October 2008

RISING TAXES, spending cutbacks and a litany of stealth charges levied on those with the least ability to pay, this was Budget 2009. Free article

Adams addresses crisis in political process

16 October 2008

Speaking to An Phoblacht's PEADAR WHELAN at a Sinn Féin selection convention that endorsed sitting MEP Bairbre de Brún as the party's candidate for the Six County constituency in next year's European election Party President GERRY ADAMS addressed the current crisis in the political process. Free article

How to make a global financial crisis

16 October 2008

Many people have spent the past couple of months trying to decipher the incomprehensible business jargon filling the newspaper pages so as to understand what's behind the unfolding crisis in the world's financial markets. Free article

Huge support for Acht na Gaeilge at Belfast march

16 October 2008

ORGANISERS of the Acht na Gaeilge demonstration held in Belfast on Saturday 11 October welcomed the huge turnout of people from across the country who made the march a vibrant and colourful event. Free article

Ballymurphy massacre families to meet Ahern

16 October 2008

SINN FÉIN West Belfast MP Gerry Adams MLA met families from the Ballymurphy Massacre Committee and Relatives for Justice at Parliament Buildings last Monday. Free article


Rally calls for first-class public health service

16 October 2008

THE Public Health Service Campaign held a rally in Dublin on the Saturday before Budget Day to lobby against cuts and against privatisation. Free article

Sinn Féin is still committed to free universal healthcare

16 October 2008

IN ITS edition of 10 October, The Irish Times falsely reported that Sinn Féin's Budget Priorities document has rowed back from the party's fundamental policy position of universal, single-tier public healthcare, free at the point of delivery. Free article

'DUP must allow key issues on Executive agenda' - Ó Caoláin

16 October 2008

Speaking in the Dáil during Taoiseach's Questions, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said the current impasse in the Executive in the Six Counties was caused by the refusal of the DUP to agree to the inclusion of key overdue issues on the Executive agenda, including the transfer of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast. Free article

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