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11 April 2016 Edition

Sinn Féin is hungry for change but not thirsty for power

11 April 2016

THE DÁIL GENERAL ELECTION saw gains for those on the left of the Labour Party. The Right2Water movement brought tens of thousands onto the streets and politicised many. The economic crash of 2008/2009 raised the political consciousness of the people with the Establishment parties’ vote dropping as a consequence. Free article

1916 Easter Rising commemoration at Stormont

11 April 2016

HISTORY WAS MADE at Stormont on Wednesday 23 March when Sinn Féin held a commemoration to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in the building’s Long Gallery. Free article

1916 memorial wall including British forces ‘inappropriate and insulting’, say Rising relatives

11 April 2016

A MEMORIAL WALL unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 1916 Rising that lists British crown forces who died crushing the rebellion alongside Irish freedom fighters and civilian fatalities has been criticised as inappropriate by the 1916 Relatives’ Association, Sinn Féin and other organisations. Free article

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2016 – Join the Rising

11 April 2016

THE 2016 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin during the Easter Rising Centenary Year – just weeks after the party’s most successful Dáil election ever and only a fortnight before new elections for the Assembly as Stormont – will be one of the party’s most important gatherings in the current political climate. What gives it added poignancy is that the Ard Fheis on Friday and Saturday 22/23 April takes place on the eve of the actual 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising – 24 April. Free article

NAMA jewel thieves go free

11 April 2016

‘VULTURES’ AND ‘PEOPLE’ are the two words you won’t find on the website of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). Yet, as NAMA enters the final years of operations, these are the key terms many are using to describe its impacts. The vultures are circling, and the last group considered in the agency’s operations are the Irish people. Premium service article

Unprecedented delivery by Sinn Féin in Assembly

11 April 2016

THE LAST FIVE YEARS of the Assembly at Stormont have been characterised by intense periods of headline-grabbing negotiations and less-publicised rates of unprecedented delivery. Free article

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United Ireland economically beneficial to North and South

11 April 2016

SIGNIFICANT long-term improvement in the economies of both the North of Ireland and the South would result from unification, a major international economic study has found. Premium service article

Seven stand for Seanad

11 April 2016

SINN FÉIN has announced that it is standing seven candidates in the Seanad elections as the party aims to increase its current three seats in the 60-seat Upper House. Free article

Moore Street victory

11 April 2016

THERE WERE CHEERS and handshakes all around Court 11 at the High Court in Dublin on 18 March as Justice Max Barrett announced a victory for the Save Moore Street campaign to halt ongoing demolition and remove a banner erected on the site by the Heritage Department without planning permission. Free article

Divisions must be healed to realise vision of 1916

11 April 2016

THE hurts and divisions of the past must be healed if we are to realise the vision of the 1916 Proclamation, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD told the Belfast Easter Rising Centenary Commemoration, one of the most imaginative, colourful, vibrant and heartfelt events in a series paying tribute to the ideals of the men and women of one hundred years ago. Free article

Noble ideas of Proclamation yet to be achieved

11 April 2016

THE COURAGE of those involved in the 1916 Rising brought hope to all oppressed people across the world, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD told the crowd at the 1916 Centenary Commemoration in Glasnevin on Easter Sunday but she lamented the fact that “the noble ideals of the Proclamation have yet to be achieved”. Free article

Thousands honour 1916 leaders in Dublin

11 April 2016

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE from across Ireland and further afield gathered outside Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin on Good Friday to remember the executed leaders of 1916 with a march to their final resting place at Arbour Hill. Premium service article

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