23 August 2007 Edition

Former Apprentice Boy addresses republican ex-prisoner event

23 August 2007

Abhaile Arís the Republican ex-prisoners group based in Letterkenny hosted a very successful night of "Hearing Other Voices" in the County Museum Letterkenny on Thursday night last week. Free article

Shell to Sea protest at Norwegian Embassy

23 August 2007

Shell to Sea are holding a short protest at the Norwegian Embassy, Molesworth Street Dublin today (Thursday), to highlight the fact that Norwegian citizens will see much more benefit from the Corrib Gas Field than the people of Ireland. Free article

IFA try to block Northerners playing for Irish soccer team

23 August 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Paul Butler, has warned the Irish Football Association "to step back from putting obstacles in the way of nationalists opting to represent Republic of Ireland soccer teams at international level or run the risk of being labelled anti-Agreement unionists". Free article

Ritchie challenged over Executive discussion claims

23 August 2007

Sinn Féin Minister Conor Murphy has set the record straight in relation to the input of the Six County Executive into the decision by Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie to threaten to remove funding to a project being managed by Farset because of ongoing UDA activity. Free article

Wexford to honour Spanish Civil War hero

23 August 2007

On Friday evening 7 September in Monageer Village members of Wexford Sinn Féin will hold the inaugural annual commemoration in honour of Tan War veteran and Spanish Civil War hero, Peter Daly. From a townland a few miles from Enniscorthy in County Wexford, Peter Daly was a Battalion Commander in the International Brigade when he was fatally injured during an assault to capture Purburell Hill near Quinto in north eastern Spain from the fascists during the Aragón offensive of August 1937. He died of his wounds on the 6 September in Benicasim Hospital. Free article

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Follow up meeting with PSNI on Apprentice Boys Derry Parade

23 August 2007

A Sinn Féin delegation in Derry held a follow up meeting on Tuesday with the PSNI to discuss the Apprentice Boys Parade which took place recently in the City. Free article

Education dispute : Sinn Féin 100% behind classroom assistants

23 August 2007

The issue of job evaluation for classroom assistants is a long running dispute. Indeed it has been running for 12 years. The results have been felt not just by classroom assistants but also in the classroom. It has damaged morale among classroom assistants and clearly not been good for our children. Free article

Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown housing crisis

23 August 2007

South Dublin Sinn Féin representative Shaun Tracey has said that the cost of private rented accommodation in Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown along with the lack of social and affordable housing is resulting in overcrowding of local authority housing as second and third generations of families are finding it increasingly difficult to find homes for themselves. Free article

Call for retention of Longford cottage used by IRA

23 August 2007

Mayor of Athlone, and Sinn Féin representative for Longford/Westmeath Councillor Paul Hogan has called for the retention of a cottage in Ballinalee, County Longford, which was used as a headquarters by an IRA Flying Column, under the command of Sean Mac Eoin, during the Battle of Ballinalee in 1920. Free article

Canadian tourist told Derry did not exist

23 August 2007

A Sinn Féin Councillor in Derry has welcomed an apology from transport company Translink following its treatment of a Canadian customer. Free article

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