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4 May 2015 Edition

May Day – ‘Platform for Renewal’ – exciting initiative

4 May 2015

THE SPECIAL ‘May Day Conference’ on Friday 1 May and Saturday 2 May convened by the five trade unions affiliated to the Right2Water campaign to discuss a set of core principles which will underpin a ‘Platform for Renewal’ in advance of the next general election is being supported by Sinn Féin. Free article

Living wage policy launched by Sinn Féin

4 May 2015

“TALK IS CHEAP, and that’s all we’ve gotten from this Government in terms of workers’ rights,” says Senator David Cullinane speaking to reporters at the launch of Sinn Féin’s For Decent Work and a Living Wage document in Dublin. Free article

Narrow marriage equality vote at Assembly

4 May 2015

A MARRIAGE EQUALITY proposal tabled by Sinn Féin at the Stormont Assembly on 27 April was defeated 47-49 due to almost total unionist opposition. The measure also faced a blocking move through a Petition of Concern by the Democratic Unionist Party. Free article

Brigadier Frank Kitson faces writs over role in North

4 May 2015

THE FAMILY of Patrick Heenan, murdered by British state agents within the unionist Ulster Defence Association on 1 February 1973 in east Belfast, have travelled to London with Relatives for Justice and solicitors KRW Law to issue legal proceedings against the Ministry of Defence and retired British Army Commander-in-Chief Frank Kitson. Free article

Every vote counts

4 May 2015

THE Westminster election campaign goes down to the wire with canvass teams knocking doors across all 18 of the North's constituencies right up until polling day on 7 May. Free article

Kathleen Funchion challenges Establishment favourites

4 May 2015

KATHLEEN FUNCHION says that a Sinn Féin candidate taking former Fine Gael Environment Minister Phil Hogan's Dáil seat in the Carlow/Kilkenny by-election would send a clear message to Fine Gael/Labour – and Fianna Fáil – that people want change. Free article

Vote Yes for equality

4 May 2015

SINN FÉIN is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in both referendums which will be put to the people of the state on 22 May. Free article

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A decade of broken promises

4 May 2015

THE WELLINGTON MONUMENT in Dublin’s Phoenix Park looms over the rooftops of nearby houses and blocks of flats in O’Devaney Gardens. O'Devaney was built in the 1950s as one of a number of social housing projects to rehome families during Dublin Corporation’s programme of slum and tenement clearances. It was named after Bishop Conor O’Devaney, a friend of Tyrone’s rebel chief, Hugh O’Neill, who was hanged at nearby Arbour Hill by the British in 1612 for treason, aged at least 80. Premium service article

‘The people of the Colin are coming home’

4 May 2015

New Mayor of the Belfast ‘super council’, Sinn Féin’s Arder Carson, talks to Peadar Whelan Premium service article

Mícheál Martin’s hysterical attacks on Sinn Féin

4 May 2015

RECENT hysterical attacks by Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin on Sinn Féin reveal a deep desperation within his party’s senior ranks as it fails to attract voters, stagnates in opinion polls, and Martin eyes the vultures circling his rudderless leadership. Premium service article

A bad deal for Ireland

4 May 2015

A DELEGATION consisting of farmers, environmentalists and trade unionists was hosted in Brussels by Sinn Féin Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy in April to discuss their concerns around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Parntership (TTIP) agreement currently being negotiated between the European Commission and the USA. Premium service article

Against the reactionary core of the European project

4 May 2015

AS the dominant figures in the European Union harden their stance against Greek democracy – with a Greek exit from the Euro looking increasingly inevitable and with questions even being posed about continued Greek membership of the EU itself – the reactionary core at the heart of the European project is being laid bare. Free article

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