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25 May 2012 Edition

Schools pack launched by republican and loyalist ex-prisoners

25 May 2012

IT WAS an eclectic audience that gathered in the Mayor’s Parlour at the invitation of Sinn Féin Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile for the launch of the Irish-language edition of the ‘From Prison to Peace’ education pack on 11 May. Free article

SAS licence to kill

25 May 2012

AN SAS soldier fired two shots into the prone body of a fatally wounded IRA Volunteer who had already been shot 22 times yet the SAS actions have been accepted by an inquest jury as “reasonable force”. Premium service article

Loughgall Martyrs remembered

25 May 2012

HUNDREDS of republicans from across Tyrone and all over Ireland have taken part in a series of events on the theme ‘The 25th Anniversary of the Loughgall Ambush’ to mark the SAS killing of eight IRA Volunteers and a civilian. Premium service article

1912: A Year to Remember

25 May 2012

IF A RANDOM SAMPLE of Belfast people was asked to name the most important event of 1912, it is highly likely that the majority of them would cite the sinking of the RMS Titanic. This is partly a consequence of the present saturation coverage of Titanic commemorations and partly a pre-existing, enduring interest in the story of the doomed vessel, the most famous ship in modern-day history. Free article

Martina Anderson selected as new MEP

25 May 2012

THE packed conference hall of the Waterfoot Hotel in Derry was full of goodwill for Martina Anderson on Thursday 17 May as she was chosen to replace Bairbre de Brún as the Sinn Féin MEP representing the Six Counties. Free article


25 May 2012

NACH raibh sé dána do mhuintir na Gréige gan glacadh leis an moladh soiléir ón nGearmáin go gcaithfidis leanacht ar aghaidh le déine, le hocras agus le héadóchas. Premium service article

Sinn Féin will ban fracking

25 May 2012

SINN FÉIN TDs and MLAs will move to ban fracking — the controversial ‘hydraulic fracturing’ gas exploration technique — anywhere in Ireland, Gerry Adams TD has told a public meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leirim, to discuss issues affecting rural communities. Free article

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Environmental campaigners say: ‘Give back dirty money’

25 May 2012

A LEITRIM business umbrella group has been urged to hand back a €20,000 cash donation from the company at the centre of the fracking controversy in the north-west. Premium service article

Europe has chosen to save the banks, not the people

25 May 2012

This is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Free article

Sinn Féin Mayor’s initiative on suicide awareness

25 May 2012

WHEN HE took up office as Mayor of Belfast, Sinn Féin’s Niall Ó Donnghaile said suicide is one of the priority issues he wanted to focus on during his year in office and a conference has just been held under the Mayor’s office on the theme ‘Celebrating Life – Ag Ceiliúradh an tSaoil’. Premium service article

Palestine hunger strike ends after Israel concedes key demands

25 May 2012

MORE THAN 1,600 Palestinian prisoners have ended their mass hunger strike in Israeli prisons after winning a number of their key demands on the eve of Nakba Day, marking the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes by Zionists in 1948 to create the Israeli state. Free article

ETA move for talks rejected by Spain

25 May 2012

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT has rejected a new move towards consolidating peace by Basque militant group ETA since it announced a “definitive end” to its armed campaign on 20 October of last year. Free article

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