22 February 2007 Edition

Call for Sellafield Investigation

22 February 2007

Sinn Fein Environment spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has called on the Irish Government to investigate the links between a fire at the Sellafield nuclear energy plant 50 years ago and the increase in birth defects in babies in the North East since then. Free article

Doolan challeneges reactionary Polish President

22 February 2007

Right wing Polish President Lech Kaczynski was challeneged by Sinn Féin Dublin Spokesperson on Europe Councillor Daithí Doolan when he visited Dublin this week. Free article

International: Batasuna representatives' whirlwind Irish visit

22 February 2007

There was something curious about the decision of the Spanish national court to allow Batasuna's leader Arnaldo Otegi and party colleague Pernando Barrena to visit Ireland last week. Free article

Ed O'Brien remembered

22 February 2007

"It is probable that not many republicans met Volunteer Edward O'Brien; still fewer would have known him personally. Yet republicans who have been through a long struggle and who have buried so many friends and comrades who died as he did, do know intimately what motivated him - the core of his political beliefs and the dedication with which he followed them". Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe by Stephanie Lord

22 February 2007

Russian freighter involved in pay dispute, Tesco staff agree to pay deal, Strabane bottom of Six County wage scale and BES changes to go ahead despite union objections Free article

Prisoners' magazine: Volumes lodged at Linen hall library

22 February 2007

In 1989 the first issue of An Glór Gafa/The Captive Voice was published by republican prisoners. Written and edited within the jails and printed and distributed outside by Sinn Féin's POW Department it was intended to be a quarterly but was never published more than three times in any one year. The magazine was very important in marking a stage in the political and educational development among republican POWs. Free article

Spanish Civil War veteran celebrates life of struggle

22 February 2007

Spanish Civil War veteran Bob Doyle, the last surviving member of the Connolly Column, hosted a celebration of the struggle against fascism in Dublin last Saturday. Free article

Clonoe Martyrs remembered

22 February 2007

A large crowd of republicans gathered at Clonoe Graveyard outside Coalisland, County Tyrone on Saturday, 17 February. They were there to commemorate the deaths of IRA Volunteers Seán O'Farrell, Kevin Barry O'Donnell, Patrick Vincent and Peter Clancy, who were executed by the SAS on 16 February 1992. Free article

Hogan and Martin remembered in Dunloy

22 February 2007

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún delivered the main oration on the 23rd anniversary of the deaths of Volunteers Henry Hogan and Declan Martin in the North Antrim village of Dunloy. Free article

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