27 November 2008 Edition

Finance Bill penalises working families - Morgan

27 November 2008

THE Irish Government's Finance Bill 2009 abandons the hundreds of thousands of working families who drove the economy through the Celtic Tiger years. So says Sinn Féin Economics Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD. Free article

Two economies in Ireland hampers

27 November 2008

SINN FÉIN MP for Newry and South Armagh, Conor Murphy has called for the harmonisation of taxation and pricing policies on the island of Ireland following the recent drop in VAT and the higher prices customers in the South are paying for goods. Free article

Sinn Féin unveils results of Dublin Education Survey

27 November 2008

THE initial results of an extensive survey of almost 500 primary schools across Dublin City and County Dublin to establish the impact of the Government's education cuts were outlined by Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald this week. McDonald described the results as "a stark reminder of just how short-sighted Fianna Fáil and the Greens' Budget choices are". Free article

UDA gangster dies

27 November 2008

A SECTARIAN killer who boasted that he had no problem killing Catholics, a loyalist drug dealer that brought death and despair to his own community, an extortionist who traded in fear for money - there will be few to mourn the death of former 'UDA Brigadier' Ihab Shoukri. Free article

Sinn Féin President in the US

27 November 2008

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams MP MLA and the Party's US representative and General Secretary Rita O'Hare, were in the USA last week for a hectic 72 hours of public engagements and fundraising. Free article

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Support for International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women

27 November 2008

SINN FÉIN MLAs gathered on the steps of Stormont on Tuesday to mark International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women day. Free article

Morgan slams decision to dissolve Combat Poverty Agency

27 November 2008

SINN FÉIN Social and Family Affiars Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has condemned the decision by 26 County Minister for Family and Social Affairs Mary Hanafin to dissolve the Combat Poverty Agency through an amendment of the Social Welfare Bill. Free article

Trade unions must unite on social progress clause demand

27 November 2008

SPEAKING at a TEEU annual conference in Cork on Saturday, 22 November, Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald made a rallying call for trade unions across the state to unite on the demand for a social progress clause to be included in any future European treaty. Free article

Sinn Féin slams threats against community centre staff in North Belfast

27 November 2008

THREATS made by the so-called 'Continuity IRA' micro group against a number of community groups working with the PSNI in North Belfast has been slammed by Sinn Féin MLA for North Belfast Gerry Kelly. Free article

Irish language rights raised at Boundary Commission presentation

27 November 2008

RECENTLY Sinn Féin made several recommendations to public hearings of the North's electoral Boundary Commission. Among the issues raised by Sinn Féin was the inclusion of Irish place names within any new Council boundaries. Free article

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