10 May 2007 Edition

General Election : Growing cynicism at "auction politics"

10 May 2007

Sinn Féin announced the party's 41 candidates for the 26 County General Election at an event in Dublin on Monday, 7 May. Speaking at the press conference in Dublin's Clarion Hotel, party President Gerry Adams said Sinn Féin was ready for government after the election. Free article

26th Anniversary : Ceremonies mark death of Hunger Strike leader

10 May 2007

In a change from the traditional format the annual Bobby Sands Memorial lecture was delivered by Jim Gibney and the recently elected assembly member for West Belfast Jennifer McCann in the Roddy McCorley club in Belfast on Friday night 4 May. Free article

Women's Manifesto

10 May 2007

Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald speaking at the launch of the party’s women’s manifesto on Tuesday said that if Sinn Féin is in government following the General Election and the nurses dispute is still unresolved the party would insist that their demand for the 35-hour working week and fair pay is delivered.  McDonald said that the priority issues for Sinn Féin in this... Free article

UVF announcement

10 May 2007

Unionist paramilitary group, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), has declared it is adopting a "non-military, civilianised role" and putting its arsenal of weapons "beyond reach". Free article

McDowell accused of cynicism over Ahern controversy

10 May 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD this week accused PD leader Michael McDowell of complete and utter cynicism in relation to the controversy surrounding Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's personal finances. Free article

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MacManus back on the campaign trail

10 May 2007

Councillor Seán Mac Manus, the Sinn Féin candidate for Sligo/North Leitrim, was discharged from Sligo General Hospital on Monday following treatment for a minor heart attack. Mac Manus expressed gratitude to hospital staff for their professionalism and empathy during his treatment. Free article

International : Pro-independence candidates banned from Basque elections

10 May 2007

In most Western democracies, citizens are supposed to be able to vote for the party that most closely represents their views or their interests, and if that party does not exist, they are entitled to form their own political party and to put forward candidates in the elections. However, if that democracy is Spain, and your interest is the Basques' right to independence, things are a little different. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

10 May 2007

Belfast Dockers picket May Day Parade, Ryanair workers mobilising, Latvian Crew still stranded off Irish Coast and Nurses' dispute escalating Free article

Camchuairt ar ceantracha Gaeltachta

10 May 2007

Tá tús iontach curtha ag Bairbre de Brún FPE agus ag Sinn Féin le camchuairt thart ar na ceantracha Gaeltachta roimh an olltoghchán ar 24 Bealtaine. Is í Sinn Féin an t-aon pháirtí amháin atá ag eagrú camchuairt den chineál sin dírithe ar na ceantracha Gaeltachta ach go háirithe. Free article

New film documents Monaghan hospital campaign

10 May 2007

Ronan Connolly and Declan Reynolds, two amateur, independent filmmakers in Monaghan town have followed the campaign to save Monaghan General Hospital for five years. On 10 May their documentary, entitled Why Won't They Listen?, will be shown for free in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan town. While the event is non party-political, the filmmakers find themselves having profiled the single biggest political issue in the region. Free article

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