4 December 2008 Edition

Accountable, non-partisan police service for North remains the focus

4 December 2008

COMMENTING on the news that PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde has applied to become the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sinn Féin Policing Board member Alex Maskey has said that changes at the top management level of the PSNI bring challenges and opportunities in identifying the new team who will drive forward the necessary changes and reforms. Free article

Call for all-Ireland VAT harmonisation

4 December 2008

SINN FÉIN Economic Spokesperson's Arthur Morgan TD and Mitchel McLaughlin MLA have made a joint call for the harmonisation of VAT across Ireland. Arthur Morgan said: "The Irish Government's decision to increase VAT from 21% to 21.5% is a regressive measure likely to cost families up to €250 next year. This eats into the budgets of working families struggling to cope with the prospect of increased public service charges and other taxes such as the income levy. Free article

10 tips on the Irish banking sector

4 December 2008

IT IS NOW 65 days since the Irish Government wrote a €440 billion blank cheque for Irish banks. Now the situation has worsened: bank shares are sinking while small business complaints of credit refusals, lack of venture capital or commercial loans goes unheeded. So what should the coalition government do? Free article

Fianna Fáil patriotism only skin deep - Sharkey

4 December 2008

The annual parade and commemoration in honour of Séan O'Carroll and Patrick Tierney, two young IRA volunteers killed by Black and Tans in 1920 was held in Ardee County Louth on Sunday, 30 November. Free article

Brian Keenan in his own words

4 December 2008

BRIAN KEENAN, one of the IRA's foremost strategists over three decades of conflict passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 21 May 2008 following a long illness. Free article

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Call for Gormley to reverse incinerator decision

4 December 2008

The Environmental Protec-tion Agency (EPA) has issued a licence to Dublin City Council, to operate an incinerator at Poolbeg, Dublin, much to the dismay of residents and environmental campaigners. Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin gets active for Prisoners' Month

4 December 2008

ÓGRA Shinn Féin is mobilising this month in solidarity with the remaining Irish republican POWs, and political prisoners in various parts of the world. Free article

Republican Belfast at the heart of Irish history

4 December 2008

Rab Kerr is a former republican POW who spent many years imprisonment in the H Blocks of Long Kesh. He is a friend and comrade so when he told me about the book he had written, mapping the political history of Belfast, I was delighted to review it for An Phoblacht. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

4 December 2008

SIPTU lashes Ryanair airline monopoly bid, Pension crisis is government's own making, 110 workers laid off after €928 million payments from Irish companies and Margaret Thatcher dies (on stage) Free article

Sinn Féin targets seven seats in west Cork

4 December 2008

SINN FÉIN hopes to take seven town council seats in five west Cork towns in next June's local elections, having selected its candidates at a packed convention in Dunmanway last Saturday night which was conducted bilingually. Free article

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