Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

31 March 2013 Edition

We WILL scrap the Property Tax, pledges Pearse Doherty

31 March 2013

PEARSE DOHERTY says that Sinn Féin WILL repeal the Fine Gael/Labour Party Local Property Tax as a priority if it is in Government after the next general election. The Donegal TD and Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson made the commitment at the formal launch in Dublin by Sinn Féin on 25 March of the Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill. Free article

An Roinn Easláinte

31 March 2013

MÁS LÉARGAS ar chomh folláin is atá Rialtas ar bith an slí atá an Roinn Sláinte atá faoina gcúram ag feidhmiú, tá an Rialtas seo thar a bheith tinn. Premium service article

Persuaders for a New Ireland

31 March 2013

IF REPUBLICANS are to be persuaders for a New Ireland, a land of equals, we need to “respond appropriately to the fears and uncertainties of those who see us through different eyes than we see ourselves”, Martin McGuinness says. Free article

By-elections: Sinn Féin wins in Mid Ulster | Meath East voters go to the polls

31 March 2013

VOTING in the Meath East by-election is underway as An Phoblacht goes to print and we’ll carry details of the outcome on our website, but one by-election that has been completed is in Mid Ulster, where Sinn Féin’s Francie Molloy was elected to take the Westminster MP’s seat vacated by Martin McGuinness. Free article

SDLP accepts hardline unionist Bill against prisoners

31 March 2013

A HARDLINE UNIONIST Bill stopping ex-prisoners who have served more than five years for conflict-related offences taking up Special Adviser (SpAd) posts to MLAs has been allowed by the SDLP to pass its first stage in the Assembly despite opposition by Sinn Féin. Free article

Violent undercurrents of Union flag protests

31 March 2013

An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN chronicles here some of the numerous attacks that have taken place, exposing the nonsense that that flags protesters have somehow been discriminated against. Free article

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Ag titim i ngrá linn féin agus an Ghaeilge

31 March 2013

CAITHFIDH mé rá go bhfuil muintir Bhéal Feirste chomh grámhar, dearfach, stuama agus díograiseach maidir lena an gcur chuige i leith an Ghaeilge. Free article

Grow your Easter Lilies for 1916 centenary

31 March 2013

GREEN, WHITE AND ORANGE fingers are being encouraged to get busy and start planting Easter Lilies at home in time for the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Free article

Sinn Féin National Youth Congress 2013

31 March 2013

THE 2013 Sinn Féin National Youth Congress in the Felons’ Club in Belfast at the beginning of March attracted 200 young republicans to hear a wide range of speakers that included speakers from the Methodist Church, the SDLP, the Irish Labour Party, Alliance Party, Republican Left of Catalonia, Conradh na Gaeilge, the National Youth Council of Ireland, and youth website Free article

Sharing the burden?

31 March 2013

SO HOW has your wage packet performed in the first three months of 2013? A bit lighter again? Maybe not if you are a Bank of Ireland CEO or one of his chums, a hospital consultant, or an RTÉ broadcaster lecturing us not to be greedy in these times of austerity. Free article

Iachall stáit le airgead a ghoid

31 March 2013

BHÍ NÓS ag muintir na tuaithe tráth, go háirithe ag seandaoine, a gcuid airgid a choinneáil sa mbaile, thíos faoin leaba is mar sin. Bhí an nós ann toisc nach raibh aon trust acu sa bainc nó taisce ar bith a mbeadh fáil ag an rialtas air. Premium service article

Waterford fishermen’s lifeline to Gaza

31 March 2013

In November 2011, Irish Friends of Palestine activists and fishermen PAT FITZGERALD and JOHN HEARNE (both also Sinn Féin councillors in Waterford) and BILLY SMYTH were arrested as they took part in an attempt to breach the siege of Gaza onboard the MV Saoirse. The men were held in an Israeli prison for more than a week before being thrown out of the country. Free article

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