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12 February 2009 Edition

Pat Finucane murder : 20th anniversary

12 February 2009

SINN FÉIN West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has accused the British state of involvement in the murder 20 years ago of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Free article

Editorial - Anglo-Irish Bank cooked the books

12 February 2009

WHEN Finance Minister Brian Lenihan proposed in the Dáil on 20 January that Anglo-Irish Bank be nationalised he either did not know about how that bank had cooked its books the previous September or, if he did know, he did not reveal it to the Dáil. Either way the Fianna Fáil/Green Government again stands indicted on its handling of the banks just as it prepares to pour more billions into Bank of Ireland and AIB. Free article

O'Connor warns of industrial action 'on a dramatic scale'

12 February 2009

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions is to begin a series of major demonstrations on 21 February following an unprecedented reaction to the government's controversial and deeply unpopular pension levy. Free article

POLICING : Six-County policing seminar in Belfast

12 February 2009

SINN FÉIN'S engagement with the PSNI is about challenging bad policing and supporting good policing, Bronwyn McGahan has told a Six-County-wide weekend seminar on policing. Free article


Fianna Fáil/ Green Government betrays children with special needs

12 February 2009

SINN FÉIN Dáil leader and spokesperson on Children Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called for the immediate reversal of a decision by Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe to take special teacher support from up to 900 children with special needs in the 26 Counties, slashing 128 special teaching posts and taking special needs teachers from 119 schools. Free article

'Drugs crime must be Garda's top priority' - Aengus Ó Snodaigh

12 February 2009

A PARENTS' drugs awareness pamphlet written by Dublin South Central TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh was launched by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in Ballyfermot last week. Free article

Ógra activists join student anti-fees march

12 February 2009

FIFTY Ógra Shinn Féin activists took part in last week's student march against college fees in Dublin, organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Free article

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