1 March 2007 Edition

Delivering for rural Ireland

1 March 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP speaking at launch of the 'Delivering for Rural Ireland' Manifesto in Omagh this week said that Sinn Féin is determined to ensure that rural communities can thrive and grow in the future. Free article

Republican graves desecrated at Milltown

1 March 2007

The graves of nearly 40 people have been desecrated by vandals in an overnight attack on the Republican Plot at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast. Free article

Connolly House re-opened

1 March 2007

The last time I stood in Connolly House was in September 2004, on the day that Sinn Féin revealed that a highly sophisticated bugging device had been uncovered under the floorboards of an upstairs office. Free article

Ag seoladh Seachtain na Gaeilge

1 March 2007

• (ó chlé) Bairbre de Brún Feisire de Pharlaimint na hEorpa, Seán Óg Ó hAilpin, Iománaí Corcaigh, Iarrthóir Shinn Féin Aontroim Thuaidh Dáithí Mc Kay, agus bainisteoir feachtais Aontroim Thuaidh Jimmy Gaston ag seoladh Sheachtain na Gaeilge sa Chultúrlann, Bóthar na bhFál, Béal Feirste, Aoine 23 Feabhra 

Teacher fined for speaking in Irish

1 March 2007

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has called for the rights of Irish speakers to be defended by strong legislation after judgement was given in the case against Máire Nic an Bhaird. Free article

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International: Is Iran being set up for an attack?

1 March 2007

Afghanistan was first up, albeit reluctantly. Following the horrific attack on the World Trade Centre, the Bush neocons tried every stratagem to blame Iraq. But the fact that the alleged perpetrators of that horrific attack were very visibly ensconced in Afghanistan, made that con job a little difficult to pull off. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

1 March 2007

Nurses protest in Cork, Trade unions to step up water non-payment campaign, Merchant Brilliant crew go home and Aer Lingus warned of strike by SIPTU Free article

'Two Brendans' commemorated

1 March 2007

At the 19th annual commemoration of Volunteers Brendan Burns and Brendan Moley last Sunday, Sinn Féin's Michelle Gildernew told the large gathering that the principal goal and objective of the 'Two Brendan's' as they are fondly remembered, was to see this country united and free from British rule and interference. She talked of the courage and dedication of the two IRA Volunteers, and extended a special welcome to the Moley and Burns families who were in attendance. Free article

International news in brief

1 March 2007

Senegal, Guinea, Bolivia and East-Timor/ Guatemala Free article

Focus on 'The Cause of Labour'

1 March 2007

This weekend's Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is to have a particular focus on workers' rights and trade union issues. For the first time, two prominent guest trade unionists have been invited to address delegates. Jack O'Connor, General President of SIPTU, and Patricia McKeown, Regional Secretary of Unison, will speak at the Friday evening session on the question of the 'continued relevance of trade union activism in Ireland today'. Free article

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