8 April 2004 Edition

Union recognition "not an issue" for Taoiseach

8 April 2004

Replying to a Dáil Question from Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin on Tuesday, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said the right to union recognition is "not a major item" on the EU agenda. The Cavan/Monaghan TD had called on the Taoiseach in his role as EU President to launch an initiative to copperfasten union recognition. Free article

New union formed

8 April 2004

The Independent Workers' Union (IWU) held its first annual conference last weekend, with the ATGWU's Mick O'Reilly as the guest speaker. The IWU, which represents over 800 workers, mainly in the Cork area, will be led by National Secretary Noel Murphy. Free article

Debating the Left Alternative

8 April 2004

The issue of whether or not a Left Alternative to the status quo is possible was addressed at a public meeting in Trinity College, Dublin, on Wednesday 31 March, part of a series of events to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. Free article

Adams in Dundalk and Drogheda

8 April 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, along with Sinn Féin EU Candidate John Dwyer, met residents of Fatima/Toberona on a visit to Dundalk on Wednesday evening 31 March. Adams and Dwyer also met with local postal workers in Drogheda. Free article

Republicans to dedicate Toome bridge to 1798 hero

8 April 2004

Republicans are to name the recently opened road bridge over the River Bann at Toomebridge in County Antrim the Rodaí MacCorlaí Bridge, after the United Irishman who was executed in the village after the 1798 Rebellion. Free article

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Cavan picks Donal Carlin

8 April 2004

West Cavan Sinn Féin delegates have selected Colombia 3 campaigner Donal Carlin to contest a seat on Cavan County Council in the upcoming local elections. Free article

Premier team for North Tipp

8 April 2004

Sinn Féin in North Tipperary will be running four candidates in the local elections in June. They are looking for election workers at the moment and are holding a fundraising gig on Easter Sunday night in Nelly Spillane's pub, Capparoe, to raise money for the campaign. Those willing to help or donate can contact Séamus Morris at 087 2859125. Pictured clockwise from top left: David Doran (Thurles), Séamus Morris (Nenagh), Ella O'Dwyer (Nenagh/Newport), Cllr Toireasa Ferris from Tralee, County Kerry, and Aideen Rosney (Borrisokane). Free article

Rasharkin remembers Casey

8 April 2004

A large crowd gathered in the Rasharkin Graveyard to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Gerard Casey's murder by pro-British death squads. Sinn Féin MLAs Philip McGuigan and Barry McElduff (pictured) addressed the commemoration Free article

New President for Conradh na Gaeilge

8 April 2004

Last weekend, Nollaig Ó Gadhra was elected President of Conradh na Gaeilge at the organisation's Ard Fheis in Ennis, County Clare. Ó Gadhra is the 30th President of Conradh na Gaeilge since the organisation was founded in 1893. Free article

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