16 July 2009 Edition

Electricians suspend strike

16 July 2009

THE executive of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) has unanimously accepted a Labour Court recommendation aimed at resolving the union's ongoing dispute with employers. The dispute centres on pay increases that the electricians have been owed from state-wide pay agreements. Free article

Ó Donnghaile condemns east Belfast violence

16 July 2009

SINN FÉIN representative for east Belfast Niall Ó Donnghaile has condemned the violence that broke out at the Bryson Street, Newtonards Road junction on Tuesday night. Ó Donnghaile, who was in the area at the time, said on Wednesday, "Last night I received a phone call shortly after 9pm informing me that there was trouble close to Saint Matthews Chapel. Free article

11-year-old boy held by Scottish police for three hours as...

16 July 2009

THE 11-YEAR-OLD son of An Phoblacht General Manager Michael 'Dixie' Dickson was held by Scottish police for three hours last Sunday, 12 July, while his father was arrested and questioned under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Dixie, a republican former prisoner who is well-known in Scotland and throughout mainland Europe for his anti-racist campaigning work, had been delivering the photo exhibition 'Women in Struggle' from the Republican Museum in Belfast to a Cáirde Sinn Féin event in Coatbridge, near Glasgow. Free article

Tyrone Volunteers Day honours our freedom fighters

16 July 2009

WEST TYRONE MP Pat Doherty addressed this year's Tyrone Volunteers Day last weekend. The parade and commemoration is held annually on the anniversary of Tyrone Hunger Striker Martin Hurson. Two bands took part in this year's mobilisation - the Martin Hurson Memorial Band and the South Derry Martyrs Memorial Band. Free article

Doherty slams Eamonn Ryan for betraying students

16 July 2009

RESPONDING to comments this week by Green Party Minister Eamon Ryan that he would back the return of third level fees in the 26 Counties, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Education Pearse Doherty has described his comments as yet another reversal of Green Party policy and a betrayal of third level students across the state. "How much longer will Green Party Ministers continue to pander to their Fianna Fáil masters? Minister Ryan's comments on last night's Week in Politics programme represent yet another reversal of Green Party policy and a betrayal of students across the state", Doherty said. Free article

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Dublin Port dispute over dismissals

16 July 2009

FOLLOWING an attempt by major employer Marine Terminal Ltd in Dublin Port last month to force through the collective dismissal of its dockers, workers represented by SIPTU are seeking an all-out picket from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions for the port. More than 70 workers placed a picket on the MTL building last Friday in an attempt to prevent the company imposing the compulsory redundancies and changing pay rates and work conditions for the dockers. Tensions are rising now as it is believed that the company is making considerable efforts to break the union. Free article

Liverpool events on Irish unity

16 July 2009

SINN FÉIN MP Pat Doherty was in Liverpool on 30 June at the memorial to An Gorta Mor in the city centre. He addressed a well-attended public meeting at Liverpool's St Michael's Irish Centre as part of a series to open up the debate in a number of key cities on the question of Irish unity and in the run-up to next year's conference in London in February. Free article

International: IRAQ

16 July 2009

The fanfare surrounding the withdrawal of some US combat troops from Iraq's cities to US military bases on June 30 has created the sense that the occupation is being wound down as promised by the Obama administration, as it shifts its war focus to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Iraqis celebrated in the streets and Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki declared a national holiday - 'Sovereignty Day'. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

16 July 2009

TDs claiming ministerial pensions slammed, Small fall in price index militates against wage cuts and Education cuts sending society backwards Free article

New Sinn Féin cumann in Newbridge

16 July 2009

KILDARE Sinn Féin have established a new cumann in Newbridge hot on the heels of local election candidate Seán Downey's strong showing. Seán Downey explained: "We have named the cumann after two great and deserving men: lifelong left-wing republican Bob Doyle, who left Ireland to fight against fascism in Spain, and Dinny Barry, who died on hunger strike while being held captive in Newbridge Camp during the Civil War." Free article

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