Issue 2 - 2023 200dpi

11 December 2008 Edition

Anger on the streets as Dublin sees biggest rally since anti-war marches

11 December 2008

WIDESPREAD public anger at cuts in education was manifested on the streets of Dublin as some 60,000 marched in Dublin last Saturday in the biggest demonstration since the early protests against the war on Iraq. Free article

Martin Ferris asks: Did Government over-react?

11 December 2008

IT'S thought that the Government in the 26 Counties is to ask the EU for funds to save 6,000 jobs at risk in the pork industry after this week's contaminated pigmeat scare. Meanwhile, Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Martin Ferris TD asked if the Fianna Fáil/Green government had panicked and over-reacted in recalling all pork products. Free article

Gerry Adams addresses Ógra Shinn Féin Congress

11 December 2008

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP addressed the National Congress of Ógra Shinn Féin in Cork on Saturday, 6 December. This is what he said. Free article

Cowen's fudge and fumble over Lisbon

11 December 2008

A HEADLINE in The Irish Times in advance of the European Council meeting in Brussels being held on Thursday and Friday of this week announced COWEN TO VOICE IRISH CONCERNS ON TREATY AT TALKS. The Taoiseach is reported to have said that he "will be aiming to achieve a political agreement that the concerns of the Irish public with regard to the treaty will be responded to in a satisfactory way, both in substance and in a legally robust way". Free article


Michael Stone gets 16 years for Assembly attack

11 December 2008

UNIONIST paramilitary Michael Stone was sentence on Monday to 16 years in prison for the attempted murder of Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness during an attack on the North's Assembly two years ago. Free article

Ulster Unionists looking back to look forward

11 December 2008

I HAD a 'Where are the emperor's new clothes?' feeling as I watched and listened to the news coverage of the Ulster Unionist Party conference held in a south Belfast hotel last Saturday, 6 December. Free article

Bringing about change, delivering results

11 December 2008

THE Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin and National Chairperson of Sinn Féin, MARY LOU McDONALD was raised in Rathgar, Dublin. Speaking to ELLA O'DWYER at her Strasbourg office, Mary Lou outlines the vital role Sinn Féin plays in Europe. Free article

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