Issue 1 - 2023 front

19 March 2009 Edition

Sinn Féin calls for an alliance for change

19 March 2009

SINN FÉIN VICE PRESIDENT MARY LOU McDONALD explains that the party wants to forge a new alliance for change and offer an egalitarian alternative to Irish voters. The Dublin MEP says that a Sinn Féin emergency budget would target job creation by public sector investment, fire failed bankers and ban home repossessions for three years. Free article

'The most rewarding work I have done' - Martin Ferris on farm report

19 March 2009

IN early April, Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris will present the first comprehensive report on the future of farming and fishing in the west of Ireland to the Oireachtas All-Party Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Free article

Obama backs Peace Process

19 March 2009

THE North's First and deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson of the DUP and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin met with US President Barack Obama in the White House on St Patrick's Day where they discussed a range of issues including the economic downturn and political developments in the North. Free article

Sinn Féin meets UDA-linked UPRG in wake of killings

19 March 2009

A SINN FÉIN delegation, including Belfast Mayor Tom Hartley and Assembly member Paul Maskey, met with representatives of the Ulster Political Reseach Group, linked to the UDA, for the first time last week. Free article


Rallies against attacks on Peace Process

19 March 2009

SPEAKING in the United States on last week's killings of a PSNI officer and two British soldiers by so-called 'dissident republican' groups, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said the killings represent "a full-frontal attack on the Peace Process". Free article

Day of action heralds 'Time for Action' on jobs

19 March 2009

SINN FÉIN held a 'Job Creation Day of Action' in a number of towns and cities last Saturday, 14 March, demanding action on the escalating unemployment crisis in the 26 Counties. Free article

Micro groups' attacks delay a united Ireland, says Jim Gibney

19 March 2009

A SEASONED republican commentator, a former internee and republican prisoner who was an adviser to the Sinn Féin team negotiating the Good Friday Agreement, says that the political landscape in which the IRA fought its campaign has totally changed. The actions of the so-called 'Continuity IRA' and 'Real IRA' have no place in Ireland today and will only hinder the campaign for a united Ireland and an end to rule from Westminster. Free article

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