19 June 2008 Edition

Lisbon Treaty rejection : How the campaigns played out

19 June 2008

THE UNTHINKABLE has happened. With a high turn-out and a wide margin, the 'No' campaign has defeated the Lisbon Treaty. The responses from the Government, the 'Yes' campaign more generally, and their partners across the EU have ranged from the measured to the extreme. Free article

Lisbon Treaty rejection : Sinn Féin's crucial role

19 June 2008

WHAT a difference a year makes. Last year, in the aftermath of our profoundly disappointing general election campaign, along with a number of other party activists, I contributed to the debate on the next steps for our party with an article in An Phoblacht. Free article

Lisbon Treaty rejection : How the numbers stacked up

19 June 2008

WITHIN an hour of the first ballot boxes being opened, party officials across the political spectrum were calling the referendum as a 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty. The earliest tallies showed that the 'No' vote had swung the day despite a high turn-out, which would have been seen traditionally as a boost for the 'Yes' side in any referendum. Free article

'Lisbon Treaty is over', de Brún tells Euro Parliament

19 June 2008

SPEAKING on Wednesday in the European Parliament on the outcome of the Lisbon Treaty, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún highlighted the momentous opportunity available to re-open the debate about the future of Europe. Free article

Assembly must act on report to end child poverty scandal

19 June 2008

A MAJOR REPORT released this week has the potential to eradicate the scandal of child poverty in the North if its release leads to real action, Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson said at its launch on Tuesday. Free article

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25th Anniversary of Great Escape to be celebrated in West Belfast

19 June 2008

People from all over Belfast and beyond will gather in the Whiterock Leisure Centre this Saturday, 21 June at 7pm for the Great Escape 25th anniversary night. Free article

Bush visit meets with anti-imperialist protest

19 June 2008

THE visit by US President George W Bush to the North on Monday saw Ógra Shinn Féin mobilise activists from across Ireland for a protest against US imperialism at Belfast City Hall. Free article

Dunnes workers' anti-apartheid boycott - anniversary marked

19 June 2008

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan and Dáil group leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin attended a 24th anniversary event on Wednesday marking the beginning of the anti-apartheid boycott by Dunnes Stores workers in 1984. Free article

Ferris to address Bodesntown

19 June 2008

Leading Irish republican and Sinn Féin TD for Kerry North, Martin Ferris is to deliver the keynote address at the 2008 republican commemoration at Bodenstown next Sunday. Free article

Sinn Féin mayors for County Monaghan

19 June 2008

THIRTY-year-old Sinn Féin Councillor Matt Carthy was unanimously elected Méara Chontae Mhuineacháin at the AGM of Monaghan County Council on Monday. Sinn Féin Councillors Rose McMahon and Niall Quigley have been elected to the chairs of Carrickmacross and Clones Town councils respectively. Free article

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