20 March 2008 Edition

Sinn Féin promotes wearing of Easter Lily

20 March 2008

SINN FÉIN has made a major effort this year to promote the wearing of the Easter Lily to celebrate the memory of the 1916 Easter rising and to further popularise the cause of Irish unity. Last week the party's four TDs and Senator Pearse Doherty launched a country-wide Easter Lily campaign. Over the Easter period, Sinn Féin activists are distributing more than 100,000 leaflets, while Easter commemorations will take place across the country. Free article

'Latest attack on Monaghan Hospital must be resisted'

20 March 2008

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson and Cavan-Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has learned that the Ventilation Unit at Monaghan General Hospital is to close on 7 April. Stating that this would be "another grievous blow to healthcare provision in this region", Deputy Ó Caoláin called on people to mobilise to resist the closure. He stated: Free article

Miami massacre book wins award

20 March 2008

THE recently-published book, The Miami Showband Massacre, about survivor Stephen Travers's search for the truth behind the 1975 attack, has been named as Irish Book of the Year by an Irish community newspaper in Britain, The Irish World. Free article

ESRI predicts slowest economic growth in 20 years

20 March 2008

SINN FÉIN'S Economic Affairs spokesperson in the Dáil has challenged Finance Minister Brian Cowen to spell out what action his government will take in answer to last week's Quarterly Economic Commentary by the Economic and Social Research Institute which predicts that the 26-County economy is set to grow at its slowest pace for 20 years. Free article

Féile Raifteirí 2008

20 March 2008

Seoladh Féile Raifteirí 28-30 Márta 2008 mar chlabhsúr d'imeachtaí Sheachtain na Gaeilge i mBaile Locha Riach le deireannas. Bhí seisiún ceoil eagraithe Oíche Fhéile Pádraig agus Meaitie Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta is Johnny Connolly mar aoi-cheoltóirí ag an seisiún gaelach. Free article

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Sinn Féin lodges agency workers' council motion in every county

20 March 2008

Sinn Féin TD and Economic Spokesperson Arthur Morgan has launched a council motion on agency workers that will be lodged in local authorities in every county in the 26 Counties over the coming weeks. Morgan was joined by Louth Councillors Jim Loughran and Tomás Sharkey who controversially lodged a similar motion last month. Free article

A Bill of Rights offers hope for many

20 March 2008

DELIVERING on a Bill of Rights in the Six Counties will protect women and political and religious freedoms and establish rights to housing and to join trade unions, Sinn Féin Human Rights spokesperson Martina Anderson has said. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

20 March 2008

Property developers want pay cuts, Doctors say HSE has no money for new consultants, HSE hopes to make hundreds redundant and Labour Court doubles compensation to immigrant worker Free article

International News in Brief

20 March 2008

British PM's Iraq inquiry pledge, UN policeman dies after Kosovo clash and Bear necessities Free article

Large attendance at fifth anniversary of murdered IRA Volunteer

20 March 2008

SPEAKING at last weekend's fifth annual commemoration of IRA Volunteer Keith Rogers, Louth County Councillor Tomás Sharkey reminded the large attendance of the words of the highly respected Irish republican, Brian Keenan, who, speaking on the first anniversary of the death of the young IRA man, stated: Free article

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