9 April 2009 Edition

Wexford Sinn Féin looking to build on success

9 April 2009

SINN FÉIN is back on track in Wexford where the party is putting forward a strong team of nine candidates in the local elections and looking to build on the local organisation's success in 2004. Joining the four sitting Sinn Féin councillors in Wexford - Noirín Sheridan, John Dwyer, Maurice Roche and Anthony Kelly - on the ticket will be John Mythen in Enniscorthy, Ann Hogan in Wexford Town, Michael Carty and Elizabeth Kenny in Gorey, and Mary Pyne in New Ross. Free article

Ógra salute Fianna in Easter message

9 April 2009

IN its Easter message, Ógra Shinn Féin sends greetings to imprisoned republicans, their families and the families of Ireland's patriot dead. The republican youth organisation also pledges ongoing support for the oppressed people of Palestine. Free article

Collectors' prints

9 April 2009

IN the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, Sinn Féin has commissioned world-famous artist Robert Ballagh to create a series of prints representing each of the seven signatories to The Proclamation of the Republic. The series is limited to 350 copies and as such will make important collectors' items both for their historic significance and for their importance as original works of art from a renowned artist of our time. Free article

Republicanising human resources

9 April 2009

AN important seminar for Sinn Féin line-managers and heads of departments took place in County Meath last week to address the best effective use of the party's personnel resources. Central to this strategy is marrying Sinn Féin's voluntary ethos and broad activist membership with the reality and necessity of having a significant number of full-time, waged personnel. Attending the meeting were those bearing the major share of personnel management responsibilities within the party. Free article

Battle of the Bogside to be remembered 40 years on

9 April 2009

SPEAKING this week at the launch of a badge to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battle of the Bogside, Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson said: "The Battle of the Bogside and the events of August 1969 changed not only the political landscape of Derry but the entire island of Ireland. It was an extraordinary time when ordinary men, women and the young people of Derry galvanised and bravely took on the corrupt Orange state of the day. Free article

Ex-POWs gather in tribute to a firm friend from Philadelphia

9 April 2009

ON Saturday afternoon, 28 March, republicans from across Ireland gathered to pay their final respects to Mike Duffy from Philadelphia as his ashes were scattered on Carrigart shore, County Donegal, his father's homeplace. Mike's ashes were brought from Philadelphia by his friend and comrade, Connie McCrea, and scattered by former POW Geraldine Crawford. Eamon Nolan chaired the commemoration and Ann O'Sullivan, one of the organisers, laid flowers on behalf of the Republican Movement on the shoreside. Free article

Volunteer Gerard Casey remembered in Rasharkin

9 April 2009

GERALDINE Casey was just a baby when on an April night in 1989 loyalist gunmen burst into the family home at Shamrock Park near Rasharkin and shot her father dead in front of her and her mother Una while the other children slept in the next room. On Sunday 5 April Geraldine held a portrait of her father as she attended a 20th anniversary commemoration in honour of the North Antrim IRA Volunteer. Free article

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