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4 December 2008 Edition

Outrage at securocrat smear of Rosemary Nelson

4 December 2008

ANONYMOUS claims by a Special Branch witness to the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, that the murdered Lurgan solicitor passed information to the IRA, have been met with outrage from within the nationalist community. Free article

Awakening the west

4 December 2008

THREE DAYS ahead of a rally by 7,000 West of Ireland farmers protesting against Budget cuts that will hit agriculture (see box), Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty launched a major report for the Dáil and Seanad on the regeneration of the West of Ireland. Free article

Annual Kilmichael Commemoration

4 December 2008

The Kilmichael Ambush on 28 November 1920 was a turning point in the Tan War. At Kilmichael, the Flying Column of the Irish Republican Army's West Cork Brigade under the command of Tom Barry killed 17 members of the Auxiliary Division of the RIC. Free article

Loyalists attempt to murder Sinn Féin minister

4 December 2008

A UNIONIST paramilitary gang attempted to murder Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy MP over the weekend. Free article

Lisbon Treaty: 'Majority View - Minority Report' launched

4 December 2008

SINN FÉIN Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD and EU North West Candidate and Lisbon Campaign Director Councillor Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have launched the party's Majority View - Minority Report as a counterbalance to the Oireachtas Committee on Ireland's Future in Europe final report which was published on the same day. Free article


Congress calls for nationalisation of banks

4 December 2008

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on the Fianna Fáil/PD/Green Government to nationalise domestic banks. ICTU also warned that any investment from private equity funds or venture capitalists would cause turmoil in the banking system. Free article

RTÉ facilitates British Army recruitment in Ireland - Ó Snodaigh

4 December 2008

IRISH neutrality and sovereignty are being violated by the active recruitment of young Irishmen into the British Army according to Sinn Féin spokesperson on International Affairs Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD. He said it was disgraceful that this was being facilitated by some media outlets, including RTÉ, The Irish Times and Irish editions of British tabloids. Free article

Slógadh Sinn Féin 2008

4 December 2008

Bhí Slógadh Sinn Féin lonnaithe sa Spidéal 28ú - 30ú Samhain, an deireadh seachtaine seo chaite ansin. Caithfear rá nach raibh na huimhreacha céanna ann i mbliana 'is a bhíonn de gnáth. Bhí sé iontach mall, tá an ceantar seo iargúlta go leor mar atá ach nuair a bhíonn tuar aimsire ag insint dúinn go mbeadh sioc, sneachta agus eile bhuel níor chuidigh seo linn. Free article

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