Issue 1 - 2023 front

4 November 2012 Edition

Merkel bursts the balloon of Government self-deception

4 November 2012

THE GOVERNMENT has been left reeling and in disarray after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s curt dismissal of the idea of any retrospective easing of our bank bail-out conditions. Premium service article

‘We will continue to work for the release of these prisoners’

4 November 2012

THE INJUSTICE of the continued imprisonment of Marian Price, Gerry McGeough and Martin Corey is a thorn in the side of the Peace Process and a blatant abuse of power by the British state. The cases go totally against the spirit of the Good Friday and Weston Park Agreements and only serve to bolster those groups who want to see it destroyed. Free article

TG4 reveals scandalous secret council deals with developers

4 November 2012

Secret deals and agreements between Dublin City Council management and developers, the misuse of the Compulsory Purchase Order process to benefit one developer, and the deception of the public and public representatives, all featured in the revelations Premium service article

Fishermen fight EU dumping disgrace

4 November 2012

KILMORE QUAY PIER, Wexford, Thursday 4 October: more than 200 happy people cram onto the jetty to pick up some lovely free monkfish courtesy of the Saltee’s Quest skipper, Jimmy Byrne, and owner Seamus O’Flaherty. EU law currently says that any fish caught that exceed the restrictive quotas place on fishermen have to be dumped at sea. Skipper Jimmy Byrne refuses to do so and told the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) he would be leaving it on the pier for them to dipsose of or people to collect and take home free of charge. By doing this Jimmy is accused of breaking the law and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions over his actions. He could get a criminal cinviction. An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY met Jimmy and Seamus onboard the Saltee’s Quest at Kilmore Quay to get their side of the story. Free article

Gerry Kelly – Building peace in North Belfast and the South China Sea

4 November 2012

A UNIQUE INSIGHT into conflict resolution was brought into the Philippines talks process by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly, a former IRA prisoner in England and the H-Blocks, now a member of the Stormont Assembly and a junior minister at the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister. Free article

It is important that young people have a voice in the Assembly

4 November 2012

BORN UNDER THE SHADOW of Slieve Gullion into the most miltarised area of western Europe, Megan Fearon was barely three years old when the first cessation of the armed campaign came around. Free article

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Enda Kenny pressed to support Border poll

4 November 2012

24 HOURS after Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, Gerry Adams told the Dáil he was disappointed that Taoiseach Enda Kenny still refuses to support a poll for a united Ireland under the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

‘Women in Politics’ event headlines news-makers

4 November 2012

IRISH DAILY STAR Political Correspondent Catherine Halloran, Siobhán O’Donoghue (Director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland), and Eoin Murray of the National Women’s Council of Ireland were the keynote speakers at a ‘Women in Politics’ forum for Sinn Féin in Dublin hosted by the National Women’s Council. Free article

Anthony ‘Dodger’ Morrow, Belfast

4 November 2012

BORN into a family of seven in the early 1960s, Dodger lived for his first few years in the loyalist Rathcoole area of Belfast before the family were intimidated from their home and they moved to Twinbrook in west Belfast. Free article

Sheila McKenna, Monaghan

4 November 2012

THERE was a large turn-out at the funeral of Sinn Féin Monaghan County Councillor Sheila McKenna as people from her beloved Scotstown, Knockatallon and Tydavnet were joined by her many friends and associates from throughout County Monaghan and further afield to pay a fitting tribute to a popular and brave public representative who lost a battle with cancer. Free article

Patrick ‘Paddy’ Quinlivan, Limerick City

4 November 2012

LIMERICK CITY lost one of its most stalwart republicans with the death of Paddy Quinlivan on 11 August aged 83. Free article

Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill Commemoration

4 November 2012

THE annual Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill Commemoration, organised by Clonakilty Sinn Féin, was held at Timoleague Cemetery in County Cork on Sunday 23 September, the 16th anniversary of the shooting of the 27-year-old by London Metropolitan Police. Free article

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