15 May 2008 Edition

Sinn Féin MEP hosts domestic violence conference

15 May 2008

A SINN FÉIN conference, Domestic Violence: Experiences and Responses, hosted by Mary Lou McDonald MEP in Dublin's Mansion House last week, heard contributions from Women's Aid Director Margaret Martin; Dr Ailbhe Smyth, Department of Women's Studies at UCD; Rita Fagan, a community activist with St Michael's Family Resource Centre in Inchicore; Nobuhle Nduka of the African Women's Network (AkiDwa); and Marianne Eriksson, Swedish former MEP and member of the Swedish Left Party. Free article

Basque youth Delegation in Ireland

15 May 2008

A BASQUE youth movement delegation has been visiting Ireland over the last week to learn about the Peace Process 10 years into the Good Friday Agreement, to raise awareness of the Basque political situation, and to increase meaningful engagement with Ógra Shinn Féin and community groups. Free article

Palestine national rally in Belfast this Saturday

15 May 2008

PEOPLE are expected to travel from across Ireland to a national rally organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Belfast this Saturday, 17 May, to mark Al Nakba. Al Nakba (meaning "catastrophe") represents the most disastrous period in Palestinian history. Free article

Ó Snodaigh demands action on Garda covert surveillance

15 May 2008

SINN FÉIN Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has called on new 26-County Justice Minister Dermot Ahern to bring forward the Covert Surveillance Bill, particularly after the publication of the sixth report of the Morris Tribunal which found that gardaí in Donegal were secretly recording conversations with civilians and other members of the force "whenever it took their fancy". Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

15 May 2008

Cancer screening jobs go to US, Guinness breweries to shut, Psychiatric nurses' dispute continues and 'Appalling' conditions on ship docked in Cork Free article

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Fógraí bháis

15 May 2008

Joan Foster Free article

Relatives for Justice Remembering

15 May 2008

THE Relatives for Justice Young People's Group have created a short film worthy of professionals. All from East Tyrone and aged between 10 and 16, and bereaved through the recent conflict in Ireland, they worked together, exploring their own identities, sense of belonging and community, using art and photography to develop a DVD looking at their uncles' lives, hopes and dreams. Free article

James Connolly remembered in Belfast

15 May 2008

JAMES CONNOLLY'S house on the Falls Road in Belfast was the venue for a ceremony on Monday, 12 May, to mark the 92nd anniversary of his execution on 12 May 1916. Free article

DVD celebrates lives of Ballymurphy Volunteers

15 May 2008

A NEW DVD celebrating the lives and contribution to the struggle of three IRA Volunteers from the greater Ballymurphy area of West Belfast is to be released this coming Sunday, 18 May, after a commemorative parade. Free article

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